Forms and Handbooks

Review our helpful tools such as the student teacher handbook, test applications, checklists, and more.
Updated fees found and payments accepted at our online storefront for:

  • Teacher Education application fees
  • VOICE application fees
  • Master Comprehensive Exam late application fee
  • Student Teaching late application fee
  • Guest Student Teaching fee
  • Post Bac Certification Plan application fees

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UHV Student Handbook

‌Master of Science Professional Counseling Handbook. Under edit for accessibility, please direct questions to your Professional Counseling Faculty.

Student Teacher Handbook

RN to BSN Handbook



Appeal Procedure Stage I: File Complaint with SoEHPHD

If the candidate seeking certification wishes to contest the decision to terminate from the program, specific procedures must be followed. Appeal form and process is included on document below (if you are in a degree seeking program with additional steps in the process, follow those guidelines).

You will need to sign in with your UHV username and password to access:
College of Education and Health Professions Appeal Form

Stage II: File Complaint with TEA

If the student, faculty member, or staff member is unable to resolve the complaint at the institutional level, and all UHV’s complaint and appeal processes have been exhausted, the individual may file a complaint with the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

The official TEA complaint process can be found at in the banner located at the bottom of the page and then select “Educator Preparation Programs.”

The complaint process allows for an applicant or a candidate in an educator preparation program to seek redress in areas where they feel that the program did not fulfill requirements for certification or for actions that the candidate feels are wrong. Educator preparation programs may also file a complaint about the actions of other programs when it involves a candidate transferring into a program.

Not all complaints fall under the authority of TEA. TEA has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules, generally related to state and federal requirements. Complaints may address educator preparation program requirements listed in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) in Chapters 227, 228, 229, ethics (TAC 247), fingerprinting (TAC §§227,232) and certification (TAC §§230, 231, 232, 239, 241, 242).


All complaints filed with the TEA must be in writing. We do not accept complaints by phone or complaints that are submitted anonymously. A person or entity may file a written complaint with TEA by filling out the complaint form online or by mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form. You may fax your submission to (512) 463-9008 or email it to

To adequately review and address a complaint, TEA needs specific details. We must be able to identify a clear violation of TAC and determine whether the agency has authority to act upon the allegation.

Complaints submissions should include the following: The reasons you believe the issues raised in your complaint are valid. You should also indicate how you believe that TEA can assist you with this matter. Remember that TEA cannot assist you in understanding your contractual arrangement with the educator preparation program, arranging for a refund, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an educator preparation program.

Documentation to support your claim when possible. For example, if you refer in your complaint to an educator preparation program policy, include a copy of the policy with your complaint. Helpful documentation might include letters or e-mails exchanged between the parties.

Texas Education Agency staff will send confirmation of a complaint within 30 days of receiving the submission. Remember, information the public sends to TEA by email may not be secure. Do not email sensitive information to TEA. The agency will remove confidential or sensitive information when replying by email. TEA will maintain confidentiality of information to the extent the law allows.



Counseling Practicum and Internship Handbook

Counseling Training Clinic Manual

Counselor Recommendation Form and Letter

Graduate counselor education criminal background check form


Graduate Criminal Background Check Form

Master’s Comprehensive Examination Policies and Application

Registration TExES Test Approval Requirements and Form

Incomplete Coursework

Form for Assignment of an Incomplete

Post Baccalaureate

Application to Teacher Education Program - Post-Baccalaureate

Post-Baccalaureate Certification / Deficiency Plan Application

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Application

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Checklist

Student Teaching

Student Teacher Application Form

Student Teacher Application late fee (payment)

Guest Student Teaching fee (payment)


Application to Teacher Education Program - Undergraduate- Please email the Educator Preparation Office.

TExES Registration Approval Form: use link under Graduate above.

‌Undergraduate Certification Checklist


Application to Victoria Online Initial Certification for Educators (VOICE)

TExES Registration Approval Form: use link under Graduate above.

If you are looking for Certification additional information, please email the Certification Analyst Mailbox

If the form you are looking for is not listed, please email the Educator Preparation Office.