Field Based Teacher Certification Program

Field Based Teacher Certification Program

Welcome to the Texas A&M University-Commerce Field-Based Teacher Education Program website. We are excited to work with you as you pursue your goal to become a certified teacher in the State of Texas.

Meet with an advisor to prepare your degree evaluation. If you wish to earn a certificate in Early Childhood - 6th Grade, you may consult an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. If you wish to earn a certificate in 4th - 8th Grade Math, Science, Math/Science, or 4th - 8th English Language Arts and Reading you may consult an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. If you wish to earn a certificate in 4th - 8th Social Studies, 8-12th Grade content areas or All Level content areas, you must consult the corresponding academic department.

Your degree evaluation will indicate the coursework necessary to meet your degree and certification requirements. Keep a copy for your records.

Admission Requirements to Field Based Program

To gain admission to the Field-Based Program, you will make application to the program while enrolled in ELED or SED 300, plus the following requirements must be met:

  • Overall GPA must be 2.75;
  • Have a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought. A minimum of 15 semester credit hours is required for certification sought in mathematics or science at or above Grade 7;

  • TSI Complete - demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics;

  • Participate in either an interview or other screening instrument (YouTube video) to determine applicant's knowledge, experience, skills and aptitude are appropriate for the certification sought;

  • Accept offer of admission to the Field-Based Program by completing an Acceptance Survey.

The application screening process occurs throughout the semester in which the student is enrolled in ELED or SED 300.