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Certifications Offered

Students seeking teaching certification as part of an undergraduate degree apply for admission through the Teacher Preparation Program the first semester of their junior year.  All freshman and sophomores should be aware of the high admission standards.

All students seeking certification for grades EC-6 receive coursework and field experiences that provide a foundation for successful completion of two certification tests in 1) Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR) and 2)  EC-6 Content Areas including English, Language Arts and Reading (ELAR), Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education.

In addition, all students seeking certification in EC-6 choose an area of endorsement in one of the following four areas: 1) Early Childhood, 2) Bilingual Education, 3) English as a Second Language (ESL) or 4) Special Education.  Endorsements in Bilingual Education, ESL or Special Education prepare students to test following graduation and once initial EC-6 certification is completed. An endorsement provides graduates more marketability in seeking a teaching position.

Coursework and field experiences prepare Secondary (Grades 7-12) candidates for their initial certification. At the undergraduate or Post-Bac level, students may earn certification in the following areas:

Early Childhood (EC) through 6th Grades

Core Subject with Endorsement in Early Childhood or Special Education or Bilingual or English as a Second Language (Spanish)

Grades EC-12

Kinesiology with EC-12 Physical Education

Grades 4-8

Core Subjects

English Language Arts and Reading



Social Studies

Grades 7-12

English Language Arts and Reading



Social Studies

Science Life

Science (Composite)


Questions? Call 903/223-3132 or email education@tamut.edu.

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