Apply for a Certification Plan
Before you submit the Application
Please note, only Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students admitted to the Educator Preparation Program and seeking teacher certification need to apply for a Certification Plan. Click Here to be directed to the Application for Certification Plan, which includes a secure online payment portal where applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable $75 Application Fee. Please allow up to 6 weeks after all documents are received for the preparation of the plan. IMPORTANT: If you submit payment during official university holidays or anytime the university is closed, there will not be anyone available to assist with technical support, to void/credit payments, or to issue your Certification Plan. Any fees submitted during official holidays or over the weekend will be processed during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) when the university reopens.
If you simply need an updated copy of your Certification Plan, email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your Student ID).
Students seeking secondary or all-level certification, this is the point at which your transcript will be officially evaluated by a faculty member from the appropriate secondary department to determine if you are required to take additional undergraduate subject-specific coursework. These additional courses are referred to on your Certification Plan as Content courses. The undergraduate Content courses may not be available online or in the evening, and some are only offered once a year in the fall or spring. Please be aware that state requirements for certification differ from university requirements for degree completion; therefore, even if you have a bachelor's or master's degree in the field for which you are seeking certification, you should expect to take (or possibly repeat) some additional undergraduate Content courses.
Example Certification Plans
Below are some example Certification Plans for your reference; these example plans are subject to change without notice and do not fulfill the TEA requirement of having your own, official Certification Plan on file with the Educator Preparation Program.