Other Certificates and Supplements

Other Certificates

Educational Diagnostician Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as an educational diagnostician requires a master's degree, completion of the specified course sequence, two years of successful teaching experience, and passing scores on the Educational Diagnostician TExES examination. Details are available in the Special Education section.

Special Education Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as a special educator is available to those who hold a valid Texas teacher certificate, have successfully completed the specified course sequence, and have received passing scores on the Special Education TExES examination. Details are available in the Special Education section.

School Counselor Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as a school counselor requires a master's degree, successful completion of the specified course sequence, two years of successful teaching experience, and passing scores on the School Counselor TExES examination. Details are available in the Psychology section.

Principal Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as a principal requires a master's degree, successful completion of the specified course sequence, two years of successful teaching experience, and passing scores on the Principal TExES examination. Details are available in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies section.

Superintendent Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as a superintendent is available to persons who hold a master's degree, a valid Texas professional mid-management administrator or principal certificate, have successfully completed the appropriate course sequence, and have received passing scores on the Superintendent TExES examination. Details are available in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies section.

Master Reading Teacher Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as a Master Reading Teacher is available to persons holding a valid Texas teacher certificate, successful completion of the specified course sequence, three years teaching experience, and passing scores on the Master Reading Teacher TExMaT examination.

Reading Specialist Certificate (EC-12)

Certification as a Reading Specialist requires a master's degree, a valid Texas teacher certificate, successful completion of the appropriate course sequence, two years of successful teaching experience, and passing scores on the Reading Specialist TExES examination. Details are available in the Reading section.

Supplements

A Supplement attaches to the level of certificate being earned--EC-6, 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12.

To complete a teaching supplement to be added to a new or existing standard classroom teaching certificate, the undergraduate candidate must have an earned baccalaureate degree and complete all requirements for a standard classroom teaching certificate. These requirements are located in the appropriate academic department as well as above.

A supplement may be earned in the following areas: bilingual education, English as a Second Language, and special education.

Admission Requirements for Candidates for Supplements:

  1. A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. A Texas teaching certificate;
  3. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5;
  4. A deficiency plan prepared by the Director of Educator Certification in the School of Education;
  5. Approval by the Director of Educator Certification in the School of Education.

Bilingual Supplement

Completion of 12 hrs. of specific coursework. The bilingual certificate can be earned concurrently with an initial classroom teaching certificate or added to a valid Texas teacher certificate upon successful completion of the specified course sequence and passing scores on the state examinations.

EDBE 5338: Science, Math, and Social Studies in Bilingual Education
EDBE 5376: Reading and Language Arts in Bilingual Education
EDUC 4377 or EDUC 5383: Acquisition and Development of English as a Second Language
EDUC 4378 or EDUC 5384: Methodology of Teaching English as a Second Language

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses leading to bilingual certification, including a 2.5 at UT Tyler is required. Prospective teachers must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses leading to the bilingual supplement.

Successful completion of the required TExES examination and Oral Language Proficiency examination is necessary for a recommendation for teacher certification.

English as a Second Language Supplement (ESL)

Completion of 12 hrs. of specific coursework. The ESL certificate can be earned concurrently with an initial classroom teaching certificate or be added to a valid Texas teacher certificate upon successful completion of the specified course sequence and a passing score on the state examination.

ENGL 3376 or EDUC 5382: Contrastive Linguistics
EDUC 4377 or EDUC 5383: Acquisition and Development of English as a Second Language
EDUC 4378 or EDUC 5384: Methodology of Teaching English as a Second Language
EDUC 4387 or EDUC 5387: Practicum in Teaching ESL

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses leading to English as a Second Language certification, including a 2.5at UT Tyler is required. Prospective teachers must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses leading to the ESL supplement.

Successful completion of the required TExES examination is necessary for a recommendation for teacher certification.

Special Education Supplement

The special education supplement can be added to a valid Texas teacher certificate upon successful completion of the specified course sequence and a passing score on the state examination.

The course sequence for an EC-6 special education supplement is 15 semester hours, and the sequence for supplements for grades 4-8 or 8-12 are 12 semester hours. The supplement for EC-12 special education is 15 semester hours. Contact the Director of Educator Certification in the School of Education for details.

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all courses leading to the special education supplement is required. Prospective teachers must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses leading to the special education supplement.

Successful completion of the required TExES examination is necessary for a recommendation for teacher certification.