Secondary Teacher Certification

Degree Plans:

Secondary Certification Block Schedule

Programs leading to the certification of teachers for grades 7-12 and 8-12 are offered in cooperation among UHV's Colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions, and Human Development. Students earn their academic degrees through the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Business Administration and then obtain their teacher certification through the College of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development. Consult the Educator Preparation Office (EPO) for more information, (361) 570-4371, (877) 570-4848 x371 (toll free). Want to learn more? Request information on the programs that interest you.

Teacher Certification Checklist:

  1. Apply for admission to University of Houston-Victoria with the Office of Admission and Records
    • Send all transcripts
  2. Register for the TASP/THEA (if you have not taken the TASP/THEA)
    • Have the official scores reported
  3. Check with appropriate school for degree requirements
  4. Check with Certification Analyst in Teacher Education Records Office (TERO) for answers to any questions on beginning a program in Teacher Education
  5. Apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program in the TERO
    • All advising will come from your respective school awarding the degree
  6. Apply for student teaching during the regular term prior to your student teaching semester
  7. Read the catalog to determine requirements for student teaching
    • Deadline to apply:
      • September 15 for the spring semester
      • March 1 for the fall semester
  8. Apply for Graduation during the first month of your last semester
  9. After completion of all requirements, including the appropriate TExES tests, apply for certification online with the State Board for Educator Certification 

Students must earn a "C" or better in all upper level UHV courses on degree plan in order to be certified as a teacher.

“In accordance with Article 2, Texas Civil Statues, the commissioner of Education may suspend or revoke a teaching certificate, or refuse to issue a teaching certificate to a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime which directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession."

Please email Arts and Sciences for more information.