The Teacher Certification program is designed to prepare individuals to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary education level. Applicants interested in pursuing teacher certification should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at (936) 294-1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Depending on the semester of enrollment, this certification program may be completed in twelve, eighteen, or twenty-four months.
The Teacher Certification program at Sam Houston State University is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the State Board of Education Certification through the Texas Accountability System for Educator Preparation Program.
Applicants may also seek the Teacher Certification in coordination with the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Student applications for admission to the graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are assessed holistically on multiple criteria by a faculty committee. To be considered, applicants should submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- The PACT Exam
- Graduate Application
- Application fee
- An official transcript from the applicant's undergraduate degree granting institution
- A required 3.0 GPA from the baccalaureate-granting institution
- Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program if seeking Texas Teacher certification (Instructions)
- Pay the $55 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas Teacher certification
Please submit PACT Exam Scores to:
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TS 77341
For a listing of approved post-baccalaureate certification programs, please visit the Department of Curriculum and Instruction website at www.shsu.edu/~cai_www.
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