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Texas A&M University

Teacher Certification

The demand for secondary mathematics teachers is always strong. There are three paths a student may choose from to obtain secondary (8-12) math certification:

I. aggieTEACH-Science program certification

This is the program outlined in the BA MATH (Certification) plan. Students must complete 22 hours of education courses plus one semester of student teaching. Students interested in becoming certified through the aggieTEACH program should contact Laura Wilding via email (ljwilding at or visit her in Blocker 514. Intersted students then obtain a Teaching Field Plan from Dr. Vince Schielack (vinces at Students completing this plan will be certified upon graduating and passing the TExES exams for certification.

For more detailed information, please see the aggieTEACH-Science Website.

II. Post-baccalaureate certification

Students who choose this option need to complete 9 hours of education courses. After graduating with at least a 2.75 GPA, students enter graduate school at Texas A&M in the college of education and take 9 hours of courses in the summer, then 12 hours of courses during a one-year internship. Students completing this plan will be certified upon completing the 21 hours of graduate courses, the internship, and passing the TExES exams for certification. If a student wishes to complete a Masters Degree in Education, they only need 15 additional hours after certification.

For more detailed informaiton, please see the Graduate Certification Program Website


Dr. Vince Schielack