To earn educator certification in Texas or another state, candidates must complete certain steps at their institution and apply with the appropriate state agency.
To become certified in one of the Baylor educator preparation programs, a Baylor student must first be officially accepted into the program.
- For graduate students, different timelines apply to those seeking certifications, so please check with the Office of Professional Practice or the applicable graduate program director for guidance.
- Different timelines also apply to students in academic programs that are housed outside of the School of Education, so students should check with the appropriate program director.
- To earn superintendent certification, principal certification is required. Therefore, we highly recommend principal certification prior to applying to the EdD program.
The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) in the School of Education handles the TEA educator certification process for all Baylor students. Certification details and procedures are found on the OPP site:
- All Office of Professional Practice Information
- All Certification Information
- Baylor Process for Admittance to the Superintendent Certification Program
- Texas Requirements and Process for Educator Certification
- Criminal History Evaluations
- School of Education Complaints Process
- Performance of the EPP Over Time
- Texas Educator Workforce
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