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How Do I Request to be Recommended for Certification?

Listed below is the recommendation for State Teacher Certification requirements, as well as a procedure to follow once individual students meet these requirements

Recommendation for Certification Requirements:

  • Successfully complete the Department of Urban Education Teacher Preparation Program
  • Graduate (Degree must be conferred by the University)
  • Pass all required TExES exams for Certification Area
  • After you have successfully completed the Department of Urban Education Teacher Preparation Program and passed all required certification tests, apply online with TEA/SBEC for Standard Teacher Certification
    • Go to
    • Click on TEAL
    • Click on TEAL Login
    • Click on Apply for Certification
    • If you apply with TEA/SBEC prior to completing the program and passing all required TExES exams, your name will be removed and you will be required to contact TEA/SBEC to discuss fee transfer and/or a refund.
    • You will be required to respond to an Exit Survey before you will be able to complete the application process.

Recommendation Procedure

  • Fill out and submit the Recommendation ​Request Form.
  • Once individuals receive recommendation, he/she will receive an automated e-mail from TEA
  • Virtual teacher certificate should arrive within a few days following recommendation
If you have any questions, contact UHD Certification Coordinator, Dr. Teryana Lamb, at (713)221-2722 or​.

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Last updated 10/28/2016 3:33 AM