Please explore this page to find information on types of science-related teaching degrees offered at Texas State, courses you will take, information on the field-based block and student teaching, and more. Also, see photos of Texas State students involved in science education.
View the College of Science & Engineering Teacher Preparation Checklist.
Elementary and middle school science certification - offered through the College of Education:
Other high school certification degrees - offered through the College of Science and Engineering:
Masters degrees for high school and middle school science teachers offered at Texas State:
For more information, please see pages 10 and 11 of the Graduate College informational brochure.
*** Courses will vary for 4-8 teacher certification
The field-based block are a group of courses that must be taken together at a high school. These courses are available in the fall and spring only. The field-based block allows students to observe in the classroom.
During this time, you will also take the required practice TExES exams (Content Area and Pedagogy & Professional Responsibility) after attending the Student Teacher Round-Up.
*** Courses and location will vary for 4-8 teacher certification
Did you start your teaching degree during or after fall 2010? If so, the requirements are:
The block courses are offered Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
The requirements to be admitted to student teaching are as follows:
For more detailed information, please see this document.
Did you begin your teaching certification degree during or after fall 2010? If so, there are some new requirements. In order to take any curriculum and instruction courses (i.e., CI 3325, CI 4332, CI 4370) you need to be accepted into the Teacher Education Program. The following are required for admittance:
In order to receive financial aid through Texas State University, you must submit an application through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The application must be submitted 10 months prior to receiving any type of financial support.
Chemistry teacher certification (8-12):
Computer Science (8-12):
Industrial Technology (8-12):
Life science teacher certification (8-12):
Mathematics teacher certification (8-12):
Office of Educator Preparation: