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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.

Undergraduate Students Seeking Certification

Graduate Students Seeking Certification

Post-Baccalaureate Students Seeking Teaching Certification ONLY              

Application Deadlines:

All Students

Application Spring 2017 Application Windows

Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP)


Sept. 1 - Oct. 1, 2016


*Late Admittance: Transfer, Readmit, Graduate, Post-baccalaureate who miss the first window due to later admission to the University. *Dec. 1 - Dec. 20, 2016
Field Blocks Sept. 1 - Sept. 11, 2016
Test Approval Always open; students should apply during Field Blocks and start exams before Student Teaching.
Test Retake Request Form Always open; students must use this form to be re-approved to take a failed exam.
Student Teaching

Sept. 12 - Sept. 18, 2016.

Final Application Period: Sept. 22, 2016 (12:05 AM) - Sept. 25, 2016 (11:55 PM).

Certification Always open; students should apply when all requirements are met.

Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Only

Application Application Window

Certification Plan


Always open; students should apply immediately after being admitted to the Graduate College and to the EPP.

30 hrs Field Experience

Application is available after classes begin each fall/spring semester. Students enrolled in specific sections of CI 5363, CI 5322, and CI 5326 will receive additional information from their instructors.