Educational Aide Program

If you are currently employed in a TEA approved school as an Educational Aide, you may complete your certification through the Educational Aide Program. The degree plan is revised to accommodate a daytime work schedule with evening and/or summer course offerings. However, the job placement must be approved by the Department advisor and the Office of Educator Certification and Academic Services and match the grade level and specialization/teaching field in which you are seeking teacher certification.

For information and advising regarding the Field-Based Educational Aide Program and completing student teaching as an educational aide contact the following:

  • EC-6 and 4-8 education students contact Mitzi Hughes at
  • Secondary Education students contact Mitzi Hughes at
  • All Level Special Education students contact the COEHS Mentor Center - Education North Rm 204, or Contact (903)-468-3144 for advising. Once you have sought advisement from the Mentor Center, you may contact Mitzi Hughes for information on the student teaching process.

Note: For information on your respective degree/major, you must contact your Academic/Major advisor in your respective academic department. Staff in the Educator Certification Office do not advise on a student's degree/major - only on the certification process.