Course content, state requirements and teaching certification areas are constantly under revision. It is the expectation that students with certification granting degree plans out of the CEHD will take the certification exams at the appropriate time during their coursework. Upon graduation, they should complete the certification process. To provide quality teachers to the students in the State of Texas, the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M have instituted the following:

  • Option #1: Certification (exams and issuance of the teaching certificate through TEA) will need to be completed within twelve months post-graduation.
  • Option #2 Not applicable for this program.
  • Option #3: Graduates who request certification after two years post-graduation will be referred to an alternative certification program. Returning graduates are responsible for all expenses associated with the alternative certification program.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.