The information below applies to students who have completed a significant portion of the UH Teacher Education program or a Professional Certification Program. If you have a question about how to get started in a certification program please visit an undergraduate advisor or graduate admissions advisor.

Certification Checklist

The Certification Checklist will help you to meet the requirements for certification.

Graduate/PB Certification Plan

Graduate Students and Post-Baccalaureate students who wish to receive a professional or teaching certificate must first apply for a Certification Plan. After receiving the certification plan, students may petition for additional credit using the certification plan petition. (Undergraduate College of Education Teacher Education students need not complete this form.)


All students seeking Texas Standard Teaching Certification or Professional Certification (i.e. Educational Diagnostician, Principal, etc.) must successfully complete the appropriate TExES exam.

Note: Students seeking teacher certification must pass the appropriate representative benchmark exams before they take the TExES exams.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact:

Nina Howard
Certification Analyst
(713) 743-4998 OR