Educator Certification

College of Education and Human Development

By pursuing your certification through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, you are joining the largest teacher preparation network in the state. The 11 universities of A&M System produce more fully-certified teachers than any other university system in Texas and have the highest number of teachers remaining in the profession for the first five years of their career. We Teach Texas!

Choose a path to becoming a certified Texas teacher:

Undergraduate degree & certification prep

> Apply if:
You don't yet have a bachelor's degree and want to earn teacher certification.

> How it works:
Take courses in pedagogy and in the content area you plan to teach. The program will prepare you to graduate with a bachelor's degree and take the TExES state certification exams.

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Alternative Certification of Educators (ACE)

> Apply if:
You have a bachelor's degree and want to become a teacher as quickly as possible.

> How it works:
Begin taking courses Summer I or Fall, and earn teaching certification in a year or less.

Most courses also count toward a master's degree, should you decide to complete one.

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Master's and Certification Program (MAC)

> Apply if:
You have a bachelor's degree and want the advanced skills and salary benefits possible with a master's.

> How it works:
Take courses that count toward a master's degree and educator certification simultaneously.

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