Texas Teacher Certification

The world needs good teachers with solid credentials. And that’s where you come in. If teaching is your calling, then UHV’s Texas Teacher Certification program is here for you, making sure you get the education and required State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) credentials you need to make a difference in classrooms all over Texas.

Texas Teacher Certification is the program for you if

  • You want to teach in public schools in Texas
  • You want to teach in private schools in Texas that require the SBEC for the grades and subjects you will teach
  • You want to teach early childhood ages, elementary school students, middle school students, or high school students

Notifications for All Certification Areas

Certifications You Can Earn

  • Early childhood–6th grade (elementary education) core subjects certificate
  • 4th–8th grade (middle school) core subjects certificate
  • 7th–12th grade (middle and high school) subject area certificate
  • Physical Education certificate (early childhood–12th grade)
  • Spanish certificate (early childhood–12th grade)
  • Special Education certificate (early childhood–12th grade)
  • English as a Second Language certificate (early childhood–8th grade)

7th–12th Grade Subject Area Certifications

  • English, language arts, reading
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Which Teacher Certification Path Fits You?

UHV offers several options for Texas teacher certification including undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs with classes online and face-to-face in Victoria and at one Houston location - the Katy instructional site. Choose the program that is best for you.

Undergraduate Certification

Complete your Bachelor of Science in Education to prepare for:

Teachers may also seek certification for the following in the grade level of their base initial certificate:

Complete your Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology to prepare for K-12 teaching certificate in Physical Education from the State of Texas.

Seeking Subject Area Certifications to teach grades 7-12 in a specific field or Spanish EC- 12? Earn your academic degree through the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences or College of Natural & Applied Science while obtaining your teacher certification through the College of Education and Health Professions.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can take this path and gain certification without having to obtain another undergraduate degree. Some students work as teachers while they earn this certification and others choose to student teach in their final semester.

Victoria Online Initial Certification for Educators (VOICE) Program

Earn certification in as little as 3 semesters in select areas for $3750

*Books and supplies not included

You already have your bachelor’s degree and want to earn your teacher certification online in as little as one year while earning graduate-level credit toward a master’s degree. Complete an internship while in the program or student teach in your spring semester.

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Where Can This Degree Take You?

Well, where would you like to go? Teachers are wanted all over the state of Texas in public and private schools.

There’s a lot ahead of you. You can go anywhere and do anything—follow a path or forge a brand new one. It’s all up to you, and we’re here to help prepare you for whatever journey lies ahead.

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