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:
- Admission to a program at Texas Southern University designed to prepare individuals
to be certified in the State.
- A prescribed curriculum which leads to certification.
- The appropriate State of Texas mandated licensing examination.
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.
Individuals who hold a bachelors degree and are desirous of seeking certification
must obtain a deficiency plan from the Certification Office.
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:
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.