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Office of Educator Preparation-OEP

Office of Educator Preparation

The Office of Educator Preparation (OEP) provides information regarding progress toward becoming a certified educator in Texas. Click on the Certification Program you are interested in pursuing for additional information about admittance requirements and application procedures.

Steps to Certification

Undergraduate Students Seeking Certification

Graduate Students Seeking Certification

Post-Baccalaureate Students Seeking Teaching Certification ONLY              

Application Deadlines

NOTE: The application for Admittance is no longer in ePortfolio; follow the link below to navigate to the new application.

Application Application Period

Admittance
to the Educator Preparation Program

Always open. Undergraduate students should apply during the semester before Field Based Blocks; master’s level and post-bacc students should apply immediately upon admission to the Graduate College.

Field Based Blocks April 3-7, 2017
Test Approval

Always open. Students should apply during Field Based Blocks and start exams before Student Teaching.

Test Retake Approval

Always open. Students must use this form to be re-approved to take a failed exam.

Student Teaching

First Day of Classes – Official 12th Class Day. See academic calendar. Students must apply during the semester before they plan to student teach.

Teacher Certification

Always open. Students should apply only after all requirements are met (usually after student teaching).

Certification Plan
(Master's level and post-bacc students only)

Always open. Master’s level and post-bacc students should apply immediately after admittance to the Educator Preparation Program. There is a $75 fee.

30 hours Field Experience Observations

(Master's level and post-bacc students only)

Application is available after classes begin each fall/spring semester. Master’s level and post-bacc students enrolled in designated sections of CI 5363, CI 5322, and CI 5326 will receive instructions in class.

Email oep@txstate.edu if you have additional questions about the applications or steps to certification.