The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore teaching at the secondary level as a career option. The student’s academic advisor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB, Room 220, can assist students with specific requirements for teacher certification in Spanish.
Must pass the TExES Languages Other than English (LOTE)-Spanish or the equivalent for Spanish or the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) for Spanish.
Must choose one of the following options to demonstrate level of oral proficiency in Spanish prior to graduation; Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI); Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview-Computer (OPI-C); or Official ACTFL Advanced Level Check.
Students must also meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification. In order to enroll for the first required education course, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105.
All state certification requirements and information on required examinations is available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), www.tea.state.tx.us.