Educator Certification

Educator Certification  (TCRT-TCRT)

Professional Certifications (listed below):

School Librarian
Educational Diagnostician

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (PBTC): Students may earn their initial teaching certificate while seeking a graduate degree. Contact the Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services (CECAS) for information.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is no longer accepting applications for the alternative certification program.

Texas A&M University-Commerce offers a broad selection of educator certification programs approved by the State Board for Educator Certification.  Students may earn their initial teaching certificate while seeking a graduate degree.  They may also pursue additional professional certifications through several graduate programs administered by departments within the College of Education and Human Services.  A unified system of records for all teacher education students is maintained in the Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services (CECAS).  This office processes all applications and fees for certification and can answer questions concerning certification requirements and procedures.

Post-Baccalaurete Teacher Certification (PBTC):  Students may earn their initial teaching certificate while seeking a graduate degree. Students who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university seeking an additional degree beyond the bachelor's and wish to pursue PBTC must apply through Apply Texas and be admitted to a master's degree.

To apply for PBTC; click the Apply Texas application link on the right and complete a Graduate/domestic application for the master's program you wish to pursue and pay the application fee.  You must submit all required documents and gain admission to the master's program before you can be admitted to the certification.  Once admitted to the Graduate School, you will need to contact CECAS for information regarding certification requirements and certification fees.

Professional Certifications

To apply for Professional Certification; click the Apply Texas application link on the right and complete a Graduate/domestic application for the Educator Certification program, indicate the certification you wish to pursue, and pay the application fee.  You must submit all required documents to gain admission to the Graduate School before you can be admitted to the certification.  Once admitted to the Graduate School, you will be contacted by CECAS with information regarding requirements and certification fees.

School Counselor certification is only available through the masters in Counseling- School Counselor track.  To pursue School Counselor certification, you must apply to the masters in Counseling, gain admission, and complete the master's degree.

  • The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses).  This program is not available to international students. 

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
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  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.75 or higher overall GPA or a minimum of 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Educator Certification Application*
  • Educator Certification Application Fee - $50*
  • PACT pre-admission content test (for PBTC only and must have completed PACT test with result of PASS prior to applying)*
  • Interview*

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.* These items are collected directly by the Educator Certification Office.