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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

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Gloria Metoyer
Phone: (713) 313-7434

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 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.

Post-Baccalaureate students.
Individuals who hold a bachelors degree and are desirous of seeking certification must obtain a deficiency plan from the Certification Office.

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.

 
 
 
 
ADMINISTRATION
   
  Lillian B. Poats
  Dean, College of Education
   
  Claudette Ligons
  Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, COE 
   
  Jessica Davis
  Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, COE
   
  Ingrid Haynes-Mays
  Interim Chair, Curriculum & Instruction
   
  Candy Ratliff
  Interim Chair, Counseling
   
  Danita Bailey-Perry
  Interim Chair, Ed. Admin & Foundations
   
  Dwalah Fisher
  Interim Chair, Health & Kinesiology