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Graduate Certifications



UH-Victoria offers programs leading to the following graduate certificates. Specific requirements for each certificate are available from the Teacher Education Records Office. The State Board of Educator Certification requires passing scores on the appropriate TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) or TexMaT (Texas Examinations for Master Teachers) for certificates.

NOTE: When students begin work toward certification, a personal profile is recorded at the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Students are responsible for maintaining current information online at this agency’s website (www.sbec.state.tx.us ).

Educational Diagnostician

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. Masters degree. (see Master of Education – Special Education)
  3. A minimum of two years teaching experience in an accredited school.
  4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  5. Completion of at least 39 semester hours of approved courses related to the program for educational diagnostician.
  6. Pass the TExES #153.

Reading Specialist

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. Masters degree. (see Master of Education – Reading Specialist)
  3. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
  4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  5. The program for the certificate includes:
    1. Twelve semester hours of graduate work in reading including the following suggested areas: foundations of reading; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; and clinical or laboratory practicum in reading.
    2. A resource area of at least six semester hours, including multicultural concepts and linguistics.
    3. A professional education area of at least six semester hours. (Individuals holding provisional certification at the elementary level are required to have at least six semester hours in the study of the junior high and/or high school age pupil and in the study of working with pupils at the secondary level; individuals holding certification at the junior and/or high school level are required to have at least six semester hours in the study of the elementary school pupil and in the study of working with pupils at this level.)
  6. Pass the TExES #151.

Master Reading Teacher (MRT)

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. Bachelors degree.
  3. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
  4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  5. Complete the 15 semester hours of specified graduate-level courses beyond the bachelor’s degree in an approved graduate teacher education program. Students must have a signed plan on file.

    LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies
    LITY 6362 Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
    LITY 6304 Practicum in Literacy
    LANG 6310 Linguistics and Reading
    LITY 6332 Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action

  6. Pass the TExMaT #85 for Master Reading Teacher, unless you hold a Reading Specialist certificate.

Master Mathematics Teacher (MMT)

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. Bachelors degree.
  3. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
  4. Complete the 18 semester hours of specified graduate-level courses beyond the bachelor's degree in an approved graduate teacher education program. Students must have a signed plan on file.

    CUIN 6341 Teaching Problem Solving CUIN 6342 Assessment in Mathematics
    CUIN 6343 The Math Teacher as Leader CUIN 6347 Teaching Number Concepts
    CUIN 6348 Teaching Algebra & Geometry
    CUIN 6349 Teaching Probability & Statistics

  5. Pass the TExMaT –MMT EC-4 #87 OR 4-8 #88.

School Administrator – Principal

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. Masters degree. (See Master of Education – Administration and Supervision – Principal)
  3. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
  4. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  5. Completion of an approved administrative internship experience.
  6. Completion of required course work designed to develop administrative competencies and comply with SBEC Learner Centered Proficiencies for the Principalship.
  7. Pass the TExES # 068


Superintendent

  1. Hold a valid Principal Certificate.
  2. Complete 12 semester hours of course work to include

    ELAS 6342 Educational Policy and Finance;
    ELAS 6341 Personnel Management
    ELAS 6343 Public Affairs and Community Relations;
    ELAS 6345 Educational Facilities and Environment.

  3. Complete the 6 semester hours of approved Superintendent’s practicum:

    ELAS 6308 Practicum for the School Superintendency
    ELAS 6309 Practicum for the School Superintendency

  4. Pass the TExES # 064

School Counselor

  1. Masters degree in counseling or a related educational field. (See Master of Education – Counseling)
  2. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
  3. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development as post graduate applicant.
  4. Completions of COUN 6310 and other related courses to the program as assigned by Counseling Faculty and approval of School Counseling Program Coordinator.
  5. Pass the TExES #152.

UHV School of Education and Human Development Certificate
Adult and Higher Education

  1. Admission to the UHV graduate program prior to taking the last course.
  2. Complete the 15 semester credit hours of course work that includes the Internship.
  3. Courses for the certificate include:

    AHED 6353 Educational Leadership in Organizations
    AHED 6334 Foundations of Adult Education
    AHED 6346 Student Services in Higher Education
    AHED 6331 Program Planning and Development in AHED
    AHED 6305 Internship in AHED