Checklist for Qualifying for a Teaching Certificate

To qualify for a teaching certificate, students must meet the requirements of both McMurry University and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). There are several important steps which students must follow to insure that these dual requirements are satisfied. These steps include:

  1. Demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics.
  2. Apply for admission to the teacher education program at the conclusion of CURR 2110.
  3. File a degree plan with appropriate major and minor in the Registrar’s Office no later than the sophomore year.
  4. Apply for admission to clinical teaching. Admission requirements are outlined in a subsequent section of the catalog.
  5. Achieve a satisfactory score on the certification examinations prescribed by the State Board of Education. Content of the tests will generally cover the areas of professional education and the individual’s teaching field(s) or areas of endorsement.
  6. File an application for certification with Texas Education Agency (TEA) prior to graduation.

Important details on each of these steps are outlined in subsequent sections of the catalog. Students are urged to read the catalog carefully and consult closely with their faculty advisors in planning their programs of study.