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Certification Areas and Transcript Requirements


Available Certification Areas
Program requirements are subject to change based on the Texas State Board for Educator Certification policies.

General pre-requisites are required of all applicants. All requirements listed below must be met by paperwork submission deadline or your application will be made inactive.

Elementary Level Certificates (Early Childhood-Grade 6)

  • Core Subjects EC-6 (24 total hours: at least three hours in math, science, social studies, at least six hours in English)


Middle Level Certificates (Grades 4-8)

  • Core Subjects 4-8 (36 total hours: at least six hours in English, math, science, social studies)
  • English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 (12 hours of English)
  • English Language Arts and Reading /Social Studies 4-8 (12 hours of English and 12 hours of social studies)
  • Math 4-8 (15 hours of Math)
  • Math/Science 4-8 (15 hours of math and 15 hours of science)
  • Science 4-8 (15 hours of science)
  • Social Studies 4-8 (12 hours of social studies)


Secondary Level Certificates (Grades 7-12)

  • Chemistry 7-12 (15 hours of chemistry)
  • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 (15 hours of English)
  • History 7-12 (15 hours of history)
  • Life Science 7-12 (15 hours of a combination of biology, anatomy and physiology, botany, zoology, etc.)
  • Math 7-12 (15 hours of Math)
  • Physical Science 6-12 (Must have at least eight hours in each area: physics and chemistry
  • Physics/Math 7-12 (must pass PACT-735 and 739 before joining program)
  • Science 7-12 (must pass PACT-736 before joining program)
  • Social Studies 7-12 (must pass PACT-732 before joining program)



*Special Education EC-12 is added to ALL Certificates

*Science of Teaching Reading is required for Core Subjects (EC-6 and 4-8), ELAR 4-8, and ELAR/Social Studies 4-8