College of Education and Liberal Arts

Teacher Preparation Program Undergraduate Completion

Teacher candidates apply for teacher certification (in area admitted into the program) after completing the 75 days of student teaching. Instructions for Applying for Standard Certification are available below. The Teacher Preparation Program will recommend the candidate for Standard Certification when the candidate has completed the following:

  • Degree Awarded
  • Successful Completion of Student Teaching
  • Texas Education Agency Application for Standard Certification
  • Passed all TExES exams required for certificate.

To apply for Texas Standard Teacher Certification:

  • Access the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website: www.tea.state.tx.us
  • Select “Educator Login” then “Login to TEAL.” You should already have a user name and password.
  • Log in and follow the instructions to apply for standard certification through Texas A&M University – Texarkana University Based .
  • Pay the remittance fee.
  • Once we have verified completion of all program requirements, we will issue approval.

Adding Other Certifications:

  • Certification by Examination – An educator who holds an appropriate Texas classroom teaching certificate may add additional classroom certification areas by successfully completing the appropriate content examination for the area(s) sought. Adding Additional Certifications

Questions? Call 903/223-3044 or email education.department@tamut.edu .