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Certifications & Licenses

The College of Education offers programs of study leading to certificates or licenses in several areas.

Detailed information about each one may be obtained by contacting the person listed via email.


Undergraduate

Athletic Training License

Students who complete the Athletic Program are prepared to take a test administered by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates who complete the test successfully earn a certificate issued by the Board of Certification (BOC) of CAATE and a Texas license as a certified athletic trainer. 

For additional information contact Dr. Rod Harter at rh56@txstate.edu. 

Health and Wellness Promotion Certificate

Majors in Health and Wellness promotion with at least 25 semester hours of health education course work (37 quarter hours) are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam. This is a national certification administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Most students that take this exam do so the last semester before graduation.

For additional information, contact Dr. Steve Furney at sf02@txstate.edu. 

Recreational Administration Certificate

Upon graduation, recreation administration students are eligible to take the Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) examination and the therapeutic recreation students are eligible to take the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) examination. 

For additional information contact Dr. Jo An Zimmermann, jz15@txstate.edu. 

Teacher Certification

Student who earn a degree, including required teacher certification coursework, are recommended to take appropriate Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) to become certified to teach. The State of Texas issues a 5-year renewable certificate to those who pass the TExES. 

For more information contact the Office of Educator Preparation at 512.245.7880 or Stephanie Long, sil10@txstate.edu. 


Graduate

Professional Counselor License

Students who complete a master's degree in Professional Counseling are eligible to apply to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for a license to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin Fall at kf22@txstate.edu.

Marriage and Family License

Students who complete a master's degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling are eligible to apply to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists for a license to practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist.

For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin Fall at kf22@txstate.edu. 

School Counseling Certification

Students who complete a master's degree in Professional Counseling with the school counseling emphasis are eligible to apply to the State Board Educator Certification for a professional certificate in school counseling. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin Fall at kf22@txstate.edu.

School Psychology License

The School Psychology program prepares students for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. The School Psychology program also prepares students to apply for certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). 

For additional information, contact Dr. Jon Lasser at jl30@txstate.edu.

Principal Certification

Students who successfully complete the required Principal certification coursework are recommended to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExEs) for Principal. The State of Texas issues a 5-year renewable certificate to those who pass the TExES.

For additional information, contact Dr Bergeron Harris at bh26@txstate.edu.

Superintendent Certification

Students who successfully complete the required Superintendent certification coursework are recommended to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExEs) for Superintendent. The State of Texas issues a 5-year renewable certificate to those who pass the TExES. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Barry Aidman at bja14@txstate.edu.