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Certification Office

At the University of Houston College of Education, we guide students through the process of earning state certification – whether you want to be a teacher, administrator, counselor, educational diagnostician or other specialist. Our programs are designed to prepare students for the real world, and the overwhelming majority of our students pass state certification exams. What's more, our graduates are part of the powerful UH alumni network.

Once you are accepted into one of our eligible programs, we will walk you through the certification requirements. Find details for specific careers below.
Get Certified


Learn more about becoming certified for the following careers:

Also, find the information you need about taking certification exams.

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Do you want to become a certified teacher in Texas? If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to teach, come learn about our certification-only program. Join us for a required informational meeting to start the application process for fall 2020. RSVP here for April 9 or April 23 at noon. The program takes about 1 ½ to two years to complete with instruction and support from professors in our award-winning teacher education program.

Why UH?

  • Top 1%Ranked among best undergrad elementary teacher-prep programs (NCTQ)
  • Top 3%Ranked among best graduate teacher-prep programs (NTCQ)
  • 92%Overall passing rate on certification exams (TEA)
  • 92%Certification rate of undergrad teaching students (TEA)
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Contact Us

Have questions about getting certified? Don’t hesitate to ask.

Lauren Topek
Certification officer
Director of accreditation and accountability
UH College of Education