The University of Texas at Austin offers highly acclaimed educator certification programs to prepare students for administrative and supporting positions in schools.
Students seeking professional certificates must already have an undergraduate degree. In some cases, you must have an initial teaching certificate and have completed a minimum of two years teaching experience in a public or accredited private school.
All professional certificates are offered in conjunction with a graduate degree program. Students should contact department advisors for specific requirements before enrolling in a professional certificate program.
Students seeking those certifications should send their service records to the certification officer in SZB 244. The recommendation process for professional certification often takes longer than two weeks.
Probationary certificates may be available to eligible students after the completion of the first year in the program. Approval from the program or area chair is required. Probationary certificates will not be granted to students lacking the appropriate teaching experience.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will notify the student directly when the student is certified.