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Teacher Certification (Stand-Alone): Step by Step Instructions

As a post-baccalaureate student seeking teacher certification, you must apply for admission to the Graduate College AND immediately apply for admittance to the Educator Preparation Program. The courses required for certification will be outlined on your Certification Plan, which you must apply for after admittance to the Educator Preparation Program. In addition to the Steps outlined below, you are required to 1) follow your Certification Plan 2) review these steps toward certification regularly; and 3) check your Texas State email daily (even during holidays and between semesters).

Teacher Recruitment Program

If you are seeking certification through the Teacher Recruitment Program (TRP) at the Round Rock campus, click here.

Please note: criminal background checks are required for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, the Office of Educator Preparation recommends you pay for a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from the Texas Education Agency, schedule an appointment for free legal counseling services through Texas State University’s Attorney for Students, and disclose this information to the OEP.

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