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Education Certification

Educator certification and information

Welcome to the Office for Educator Certification


Certification Officer
Phone: 936.468.1740
Areas of Certification offered through SFA
Generalist EC-6 Agricultural Sciences & Technology 6-12
Generalist 4-8 Business Education 6-12
English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Chemistry 8-12
Mathematics 4-8 Dance 8-12
Science 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading 8-12
Social Studies 4-8 Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12
All Level History 8-12
Art EC-12 Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences 8-12
Deaf and Hard of Hearing EC-12 Human Development and Family Studies 8-12
French EC-12 Health Education EC-12
Life Science 8-12 Music EC-12
Mathematics 8-12 Physical Education EC-12
Physical Science 8-12 Social Studies 8-12
Spanish EC-12 Special Education EC-12
Speech 8-12 Technology Applications 8-12
Theater EC-12
Professional Professional
Principal Educational Diagnostician
School Counselor Reading Specialist
Superintendent Master Teacher Math, Reading, and Science

Applying for your Standard Certificate

Certificate recommendations require the following:

All coursework completed
All grades posted
Degree conferred on final transcript - note this may take up to three weeks from your graduation!
Field experience completed (student teaching or internship on probationary certificate for students with bachelors' degrees)
Certification tests completed for specific certificate (PPR and Content)
An online application submitted to TEA (
Payment to TEA for the certificate and fingerprint check

Dates to apply for certificates:

December graduates may begin applying November 1st
May graduates may begin applying April 1st
August graduates may begin applying July 1st

Do not apply for certification until you have completed your required TExES testing!

Please note - recommendation cannot be made by SFA until degrees have been conferred on the final transcript. If you are seeking certification only, recommendation cannot be made until all coursework/field experience is complete and grades are posted. Students may print their certificate from the TEA Educator Certification webpage. On the left side of the screen under "View Certificates" there is an official certificate and a printable version. No certificates are mailed!

Applying for Probationary Certificate

Please contact the Certification Officer for documentation required prior to recommendation at