Certification in the Field-Based Program
After completion of all degree and/or certification requirements, students must apply for their teaching certificates in the Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services (CECAS). Before the State Board for Educator Certification issues a certificate, a criminal history background check will be conducted which could result in the denial of certification to those persons with felony or misdemeanor convictions.
Requirements for certification:
- Continued admission and retention in the Teacher Education Program.
- Successful completion of all requirements listed on the degree evaluation, including required GPA's and appropriate tests (i.e., TExES and LOTE). Note: Degree must be conferred by the university.
Note: Filing for certification is an online process. Visit the Filing for Certification site when you have completed all requirements for certification.
Rules Adopted on May 9, 2002