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Becoming a School Counselor, School Librarian, Educational Diagnostician, Reading Specialist or Master Teacher in Texas

School Counselor, School Librarian, Educational Diagnostician, or Reading Specialist

To become a school counselor, school librarian, educational diagnostician, or reading specialist, you must enroll in and complete an Approved Educator Preparation Program. Contact the approved program of your choice to find out the specific requirements for that program.

To be eligible to receive the Standard School Counselor, School Librarian, Educational Diagnostician or Reading Specialist Certificate, you must:

Master Teacher (Reading, Mathematics, Technology, Science)

To become a master teacher, you must enroll in and complete an Approved Educator Preparation Program. Contact the approved program of your choice to find out the specific requirements for that program.

To be eligible for a Master Reading Teacher Certificate, you must:

  • hold a Texas reading specialist certificate and satisfactorily complete a course of instruction in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code through an approved educator preparation program;

OR

  • hold a Texas teaching certificate;
  • have at least three years of teaching experience;
  • satisfactorily complete a knowledge-based and skills-based course of instruction through an approved educator preparation program on the science of teaching children to read;
  • satisfactorily complete a field-based practicum prescribed by an approved educator preparation program; 
  • perform satisfactorily on the master reading teacher certification examination;
  • satisfy any other applicable requirement for the certificate.

To be eligible for a Master Mathematics Teacher Certificate, you must:

  • hold a Texas teaching certificate;have at least three years of teaching experience;
  • satisfactorily complete a knowledge-based course of instruction through an approved educator preparation program on the science of teaching children mathematics; 
  • satisfactorily complete a field-based practicum prescribed by an approved educator preparation program; 
  • perform satisfactorily on the appropriate master mathematics teacher certification examination;
  • satisfy any other applicable requirement for the certificate.  

To be eligible for a Master Technology Teacher Certificate, you must: 

  • hold a Texas technology applications or technology education certificate;
  • satisfactorily complete the course of instruction as prescribed through an approved educator preparation program;
  • satisfactorily perform on the certification examination;
  • satisfactorily complete a field-based practicum prescribed by an approved educator preparation program; satisfy any other applicable requirement for the certificate;

OR

  • hold a Texas teaching certificate;
  • have at least three years of teaching experience;
  • satisfactorily complete a knowledge-based and skills-based course of instruction on interdisciplinary technology applications and the science of teaching technology through an approved educator preparation program;
  • satisfactorily complete a field-based practicum prescribed by an approved educator preparation program;
  • satisfactorily perform on an examination developed in cooperation with the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board and administered at the conclusion of the course of instruction;
  • satisfy any other applicable requirement for the certificate.

To be eligible for a Master Science Teacher Certificate, you must: 

  • hold a Texas teaching certificate;
  • have at least three years of teaching experience;
  • satisfactorily complete a knowledge-based course of instruction through an approved educator preparation program on the science of teaching children science; 
  • satisfactorily complete a field-based practicum prescribed by an approved educator preparation program;
  • perform satisfactorily on the appropriate master science teacher certification examination;
  • satisfy any other applicable requirement for the certificate. 



April 22, 2014

Survey on new financial accountability indicators now available

A brief survey asking for input on the indicators that will form the new financial accountability system required by House Bill 5 is now available on the TEA website’s home page. The survey will be open until May 18. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Accountability Division at (512) 463-9238.

April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.

April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.

April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.