Probationary Certification Instructions

All students involved in teaching internships through Texas A&M's College of Education and Human Development must receive probationary certification from the state. The following steps are required by the college in order to be recommended for probationary certification.

  • Complete a CEHD program that leads to an internship;
    • Accelerate Online - an alternative certification program in secondary math and science. Coordinator: Lynn Beason.
    • Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Education. Coordinator: Dr. Larry Kelly and Kerri Smith.
    • Undergraduate INST majors. INST can apply with the department to do an internship rather than student teaching. Coordinator: Dr. Jack Helfeldt.
    • Educational Administration. Coordinator: Joyce Nelson

  • Pass the required TExES exams; and,
    • Accelerate and the Post-Baccalaureate students are required to pass the subject area exam. INST majors are required to pass both the subject and PPR exams.

  • Be offered a job in a Texas public school teaching a subject in your certifcation area.

  • Apply for Probationary Certification with SBEC. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/
    • Post-Bacc, INST majors, and EDAD students will register as a Texas A&M university-based certification program.
    • Accelerate Online will register as a Texas A&M Alternative certification program.

If you have completed these prerequisites, you may use the application form below to apply for your probationary certificate.

Application Form