Steps to Become a Teacher
The University of Texas at Austin offers multiple paths to be certified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), giving you the flexibility to choose a major that fits your interests. As you progress through your degree, you will need to complete a Professional Development Sequence that will prepare you for the classroom and to take the certification exams TEA requires of Texas teachers. Our graduates’ exam passing rates for these tests typically exceed 95%.
We offer several teacher preparation programs:
- Early Childhood – 6th grade (Pre-Kindergarten - 6th grade)
- All-Level Certification (Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade)
- Middle School Certification (4th grade – 8th grade)
- Secondary Certification (7th grade – 12th grade)