College of Education and Psychology

How to Apply for Certification


  1. The candidate will submit the appropriate form (below) to the Office of Educator Certification.  Candidates applying for a professional certificate will also submit a service record showing the required number of years of experience as a full-time, classroom teacher of record.
  1. The candidate will apply at the TEA website for the certificate.
  2. UT Tyler will recommend the candidate for certification when all requirements are completed, including the degree and the required testing.
  3. After TEA has run the criminal background check (initial certification), the certificate will be granted. 
  4. The certificate is available to the applicant and the school district online as a virtual certificate.

How to apply...