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    Jun 24, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science Technology Education teacher certification

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Routes to certification for graduate students

Initial certification without an advanced degree


Some certification plans have additional or alternative program-specific requirements.

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 overall or 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
  2. Admission to the Toulouse Graduate School as a non-degree-seeking, certification-only student. Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must meet the “Admission Requirements for International Students ” printed in the Admission section of this catalog.
  3. Acceptable scores on the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test (Reading = 240; Math = 230; Writing = 220) or equivalent standardized test scores acceptable to the individual certification program.
  4. Successfully completing an admission interview.
  5. Admission to teacher education is generally required by the end of the first term/semester of enrollment. See specific program requirements for any differences.


  1. Completion of all courses including field experience (early field experience/student teaching/practicum); see individual plans for details.
  2. Passing scores on the appropriate Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) and the appropriate teaching field(s) subtest of the TExES examinations.
  3. Making application, fulfilling all state requirements, and paying fees to SBEC for teacher certification.

Program-specific requirements

Candidates must meet the program requirements for the specific teacher certification option selected. Requirements completed as part of the undergraduate degree may be counted toward initial teacher certification, when applicable, but not toward a graduate degree. Students may use up to 12 graduate semester credit hours taken while in non-degree, certification-only status toward certain graduate degrees. Students must consult with a faculty program coordinator prior to enrolling in classes. Performance requirements to remain in a program may vary. See program advisor for details.

Health science technology education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Licensure, certification or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a professional practitioner in one or more health occupations for which instruction is offered. The preparation program for licensure or certification must require at least two years of formal education.
  • Two years of approved wage-earning experience.

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