Educator Certification

By pursuing your certification through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, you are joining the largest teacher preparation network in the state. The 11 universities of A&M System produce more fully-certified teachers than any other university system in Texas and have the highest number of teachers remaining in the profession for the first five years of their career. We Teach Texas!

Choose a path to becoming a certified Texas teacher:

Undergraduate degree & certification preparation

> Apply if:
You don't yet have a bachelor's degree and want to earn teacher certification.

> How it works:
Major in the content area you plan to teach, and take courses in pedagogy. The program will prepare you to graduate with a bachelor's degree and take the TExES state certification exams.

Alternative Certification of Educators (ACE)

> Apply if:
You have a bachelor's degree and want to become a teacher as quickly as possible.

> How it works:
Begin taking courses Summer I or Fall, and earn teaching certification in a year or less.

Most courses also count toward a master's degree, should you decide to complete one.

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Master's and Certification (MAC)

> Apply if:
You have a bachelor's degree and want the advanced skills and salary benefits possible with a master's.

> How it works:
Take courses that count toward a master's degree and educator certification simultaneously.

MAC Elementary

MAC Secondary

Additional Information:

A person who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a State Board for Educator Certification-approved educator preparation program or planning to take a certification examination may request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter regarding the person's potential ineligibility for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense. Visit TEA for specifics: Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation-FAQs | Texas Education Agency.