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The Certification Office

The Certification Office is located in the College of Education, Room 100.

Director of Certification:
Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry

Phone: (713) 313-4418

The Mission of the Certification Office in the College of Education is to serve as a resource and service unit designed to support candidates in the process of obtaining certification as a licensed teacher, counselor, principal or superintendent for students completing a course of study at Texas Southern University. Thirty-five (35) standard and professional certificates are offered. This office will facilitate the candidate’s registration for the appropriate certification examination and will recommend candidates for certification once all requirements have been met. Students who wish to register for a TeXes examination must set up a TEAL account. The instructions for setting up this account can be found at the following link: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/TEAL_End_User_Training_ECOS.pdf 

Students interested in becoming certified upon the successful conclusion of their program must complete the following:

  1. Admission to a program at Texas Southern University designed to prepare individuals to be certified in the State.
  2. A prescribed curriculum which leads to certification.
  3. The appropriate State of Texas mandated licensing examination.

Undergraduate students.
Undergraduate students will complete the program of study as outlined in the curriculum for their selected major. Students should consult with their departmental advisor for specific courses.

Graduate Students.
Graduate students must complete the Master’s Degree and certification coursework for the desired area of certification. Texas Southern University offers the Standard Professional Certificates in the following areas:

  • Counseling
  • Principal
  • Superintendent

Students are required to hold a valid Texas teaching certificate; a master's degree and teaching experience. Students must be admitted to the graduate program in the respective area. Students who already hold a master's degree can complete the program by Certification only.

  Lillian B. Poats
College of Education
  Bernell Peltier-Glaze
  Associate Dean,
Academic Affairs, COE
  Jessica Davis
  Assistant Dean,
Student Affairs, COE
  Ingrid Haynes-Mays
  Interim Chair,
Curriculum & Instruction
  Candy Ratliff
  Interim Chair,
  Collette M. Bloom
  Interim Chair,
Ed. Admin & Foundations
  Dwalah Fisher
  Interim Chair,
Health & Kinesiology