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Secondary Teacher Certification

Degree Plans

Programs leading to the certification of teachers for grades 7-12 and 8-12 are offered in cooperation among the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Natural and Applied Science; and Education and Health Professions.

Students earn their academic degrees through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences or College of Natural and Applied Science and then obtain their teacher certification through the College of Education and Health Professions. 

Certification Block Schedule Request Program Information
Program Information
Secondary Teacher
Degree Plan Options
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Arts Humanities in English
Bachelor of Arts Humanities in History
Bachelor of Arts in Math
Bachelor of Science in Math
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Credit Hours 120 Credit Hours
Delivery Methods

Victoria (traditional semesters)

Tuition & Fees Rates Per Semester


Teacher Certification Checklist

Apply for admission to University of Houston-Victoria with the Office of Admission and Records
Register for the TASP/THEA (if you have not taken the TASP/THEA)
Check with appropriate school for degree requirements
Check with Certification Analyst in Teacher Education Records Office (TERO) for answers to any questions on beginning a program in Teacher Education
Apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program in the TERO
Apply for student teaching during the regular term prior to your student teaching semester

Deadline to Apply

  • September 15 for the spring semester
  • March 1 for the fall semester

Apply for Graduation during the first month of your last semester

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."

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