Current Students

Apply for Certification: Clinical

During your Clinical teaching semester, you will complete the following steps.

  1.  Confirm Completion of Certification Requirements and receive your letter of intent.
    • This step can be done at any point in your clinical teaching semester.
    • Letters of intent are intended to be attached to job applications.
  2. Submit your Application for a Standard Teaching Certificate ($77 Fee)
    • You may apply for certification after your final observation during your clinical teaching semester.
    • Complete the EPP Exit Survey as a part of the application for certification in your TEAL account.
  3. Complete digital fingerprinting.
    • The finger printing process will be initiated as a part of your application for certification in your TEAL account.
  4. Use the Teacher Certification Checklist to check that you are meeting all requirements.
  5. The recommendation process will not begin until graduation dates are posted in Howdy.

Receiving Certificate

At the end of your Clinical Teaching semester, we will verify certification requirements. You will receive an email from TEA informing you of recommendation.

Your certificate is available online in your TEA profile 3-4 weeks after graduation.

If you have any holds, tests remaining, or any problem with your record, we will notify you via email.

Apply for Certification: Practicum

Probationary Certification Information

After acquiring an internship with a school district, apply for a Probationary Teaching Certificate.

To apply, students will need:

  • School district
  • Campus
  • Internship start date
  • Subject/grade

Steps for Probationary Teaching Certificate Approval:

  1. Submit the Intern Probationary Certification Information Form, according to your specific program.
  2. Submit your Application for a Probationary Teaching Certificate ($52 Fee).
  3. Expect probationary certificates the first week of August.
  4. Complete your digital fingerprinting.

TEA sends an email notifying you of recommendation. Your probationary certificate will be available in your Educator Profile in ECOS.

Finishing Your Internship

At the end of your internship, we will verify that you have completed all requirements.You will receive an email notification from TEA confirming recommendation. Your certificate is available in ECOS within 3-4 weeks.

If you have any holds, tests remaining, or any problem with your record, we will notify you via email.