Teaching Education Degrees in Texas

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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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To work as a teacher in Texas, an individual must have a bachelor's degree. If the degree is a non-teaching degree, the individual must also complete an approved teaching preparation program.

Many teachers in Texas have a Master's in Education degree (M.Ed.), or a Master's of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT), which is similar to teachers in most states. Luckily there are a number of different program options offered at reputable universities online, where you can work and earn your Master's degree in teaching online simultaneously.

Texas has much to offer in the way of teaching schools and academic programs. Whether you're pursuing initial licensure or want additional certifications, you'll find plenty of options at the colleges listed below.

  • 102 teaching programs in Texas accredited by CAEP
  • 55 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 33 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Texas

The Bachelor's degree must be earned from an accredited university of college that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.Prospective teachers usually chose a content area major. The educator preparation is either completed as part of the Bachelor's degree or a post-baccalaureate degree program. An internship or student teaching is a required part of the preparation program.

Those seeking a Texas teaching license demonstrate content area and pedagogical knowledge by passing the required tests. Texas uses to batteries of tests unique to the state. They are the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards and the Texas Examinations for Master Teachers. Candidate can apply for certification after completing the required assessments. All applicants use the TEA Login (TEAL) online system to send the application packet to the Texas Education Agency.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
View more online teaching programs currently accepting applicants.

Requirements to Teach in Texas

There are five requirements for becoming a certified teacher in Texas.

  1. Obtain a Bachelor's degree
  2. Complete an educator preparation program
  3. Pass certified exams
  4. Submit an application
  5. Complete fingerprinting
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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of the Best CAEP Accredited Teaching Degrees in Texas

Angelo State University
San Angelo
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education 2008 standards ACEI
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Baylor University
Waco
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary Education Strickland Scholars Alternative Delivery ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Secondary NCTE
  • Bachelors in Gifted NAGC
  • Bachelors in Math Education Middle School NCTM
  • Bachelors in Math Education Secondary NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Grades AMLE
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Lamar University
Beaumont
CAEP
  • Bachelors in EC-6 Generalist - BS ACEI
  • Masters in Educational Technology Leadership - LUAP ISTE
  • Masters in M.Ed. School Administration ELCC
  • Masters in School Principal Certification ELCC
  • Post Masters in Superintendent Cert -LUAP ELCC
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Special Education (Baccalaureate) CEC
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leaders -Building Leadership Level ELCC
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in 8-12 Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in EC-6 ACEI
  • Masters in Educational Diagnostician CEC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership Superintendent ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Educational Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Kinesiology Ec - 12 NASPE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics 8 - 12 NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle School 4 - 8 AMLE
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Masters in School Librarian ALA
  • Bachelors in Special Education Ed - 12 CEC
  • Masters in Technology Facilitator ISTE
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches
CAEP
  • Bachelors in 4-8 Middle School AMLE
  • Bachelors in 4-8 Middle School Online AMLE
  • Post Bachelors in 4-8 Middle School Post Bac AMLE
  • Bachelors in 7-12 English NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in 8-12 English PBIC NCTE
  • Bachelors in Deaf and Hard of Hearing CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood - 6th ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in Early Childhood-6th (PB) ACEI
  • Bachelors in EC-12 Health AAHE
  • Bachelors in EC-12 Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in EC-12 Special Education CEC
  • Masters in EC-12 Special Education CEC
  • Post Bachelors in EC-12 Special Education PBIC CEC
  • Bachelors in EC-6 Online ACEI
  • Masters in Educational Diagnostician CEC
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Role 6 Reading Specialist ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Masters in School Psychology MA NASP
  • Post Masters in Superintendent ELCC
  • Endorsement only in Visual Impairment CEC
Texas Southern University
Houston
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leadership Advanced ELCC
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in English/Language Arts/Reading(English Language Arts/Reading 8th – 12th Grades) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in English/Language/Arts Reading (English Language Arts/Reading 4th – 8th Grades) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC – 6th Grades) Bilingual Generalist ACEI
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in (EC– 6th Grades) English As a Second Language Generalist ACEI
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (Spanish EC – 12th Grades)) ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Biology (Science 4th – 8th Grades) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Science 8th-12th Grades) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Mathematics 4th – 8th Grades) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Bachelor Science in Biology (Science 8th-12th Grades) NSTA
  • Masters in Educational Technology AECT
  • Bachelors in Kinesiology EC-12 NASPE
  • Masters in Master Advanced Special Education CEC
  • Masters in Master of Education-Educational Leadership-School Building level ELCC
  • Masters in Master of Education-Educational Leadership-School District Leadership Level ELCC
  • Masters in Master of Special Education-Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) CEC
  • Masters in Masters in Special Education-Educational Diagnostician CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education EC-12 CEC
Trinity University
San Antonio
CAEP
  • Masters in School Psychology NASP
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston
CAEP
  • Bachelors in 4-8 Generalist AMLE
  • Bachelors in 4-8 Mathematics Certification NCTM
  • Bachelors in 8 - 12 English Language Arts and Reading NCTE
  • Bachelors in 8-12 Mathematics Certification NCTM
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education - Advanced NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Ec-6 English as a Second Language Certification TESOL
  • Bachelors in EC-6 Generalist ACEI
  • Masters in Educational Management with Principal Certification ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in School Library and Information Science ALA
  • Masters in School Psychology NASP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
  • Post Masters in Superintendent Certification ELCC
University of North Texas
Denton
CAEP
  • Bachelors in 7-12 English Undergraduate NCTE
  • Bachelors in 7-12 Mathematics Undergraduate NCTM
  • Bachelors in 7-12 Science Undergraduate NSTA
  • Bachelors in Baccalaureate 4-8 content specialist/ESL AMLE
  • Bachelors in ESL Elementary Education (EC-6 ESL Generalist in Texas) Undergraduate TESOL
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Principal ELCC
  • Post Masters in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Superintendent ELCC
  • Masters in English as a Second Language TESOL
  • Bachelors in Middle Level (Grades 4-8) AMLE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary (Grades 7-12) ELAR NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary (Grades 7-12) Math NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary (Grades 7-12) Science NSTA
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa
CAEP
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12 NCTE
  • Masters in MA in Educational Leadership (Principal) ELCC
  • Masters in MA in Reading (Reading Specialist) ILA
  • Bachelors in Science: Grades 7-12 NSTA

Online Teaching Degrees in Texas

Several online learning options are available at the University of Houston. A curriculum & instruction online master degree program offers concentrations in health science education, mathematics education, and early childhood education. UH also offers online programs in mathematics, higher education and special education.

The University of Texas at Tyler offers an online post-baccalaureate teacher certification program. Texas Woman’s University also offers several online teacher certification programs.

Teacher Certification & Specializations

Texas State University has certification programs in 27 areas, including biology, chemistry, English, communication studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, and geography, among others. Certification programs in natural sciences, fine arts and liberal arts are offered at the University of Texas at Austin. The natural sciences certification is for students that want to teach STEM subjects like chemistry, computer science, math or physical science to students at all grade levels.

The fine arts and liberal arts programs certify teachers to work with all grade levels in areas of dance, music or teaching different languages. UT-Austin also offers a post-baccalaureate certification program for bachelor degree holders who want to be certified as teachers. They also offer middle school and high school certifications in subjects like mathematics, composite science, physical science and life science.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Texas

Most students pursuing initial licensure as teachers choose bachelor degree programs in areas like elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, special education or early childhood education. These are the most popular teaching majors, and all or most of these majors are offered at Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at Tyler.

TSU offers bachelor degree programs that major in interdisciplinary studies and prepare students to teach early childhood through grade 6, grades 4-8 or all levels of special education. They also offer majors in exercise and sports science; athletic training; and health and wellness promotion. UT-Austin offers bachelor degree programs in all-level special education and early childhood education with majors in 6th generalist and 6th grade bilingual generalist.

Students at UT-Austin may also get internship or apprenticeship opportunities in area schools. The University of Houston offers undergraduate programs in teaching and learning; human development and family studies; and health. The human development and family studies major offers a concentration in education.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Texas

Texas State University offers master degree programs in developmental education; educational technology; elementary education; reading education; secondary education; special education. TSU also offers a M.Ed. in certification and masters of education for elementary school certification and a M.Ed. in teacher recruitment program for elementary and secondary education certification.

The College of Education at UT-Austin consists of four departments: curriculum & instruction; educational psychology; educational administration; and kinesiology and health education. Within these departments students will find master degree programs in areas like principalship; educational policy and planning; behavior health & health education; sports management; early childhood special education; and mild/moderate disabilities and diversity.

The University of Houston offers master degrees in counseling and in curriculum & instruction. The curriculum & instruction major at UH offers concentrations in art education; early childhood education; learning, design and technology; reading, language arts and literature; mathematics education; science education and social education.