Students presently pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Schreiner University may also pursue teacher certification in the education field. A career in education leads to a lifetime of helping others to fulfill their potential for success in life and career. It progresses from visionary classroom instruction to possible administrative work as an educational leader, an assistant principal or principal, a curriculum specialist, and much more.
Preparation for certification to teach in the public schools of Texas is offered through majors in Biology (life science), Chemistry, English (language arts), History and Mathematics for grades 7-12; in English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Mathematics/Science and Core Subjects for grades 4-8; Core Subjects in grades EC-6 and in Communication Design, Exercise Science and Music for all-level.
In today’s economy, Schreiner University education students have an edge on the competition in several ways:
- Our program places students in the classroom early through service learning classes, and they take on the role of teacher under the guidance of an experienced mentor.
- Elementary education specialists receive a TEA-recommended 18 hours in reading/literacy instruction. Secondary education specialists focus on college and career readiness standards and research- based strategies for creating a challenging and motivating learning environment.
- Schreiner students have the opportunity to graduate with a 100% Online Master of Education degree by adding just 3 semesters through our innovative Fifth Year Distinguished Educator Program.
- Schreiner students are encouraged and assisted in applying for supplementary certifications such as ESL, Bi-Lingual, or Special Education to add to their list of qualifications as a “highly qualified” teacher.
Schreiner University Professions in Education offers state recommendations in the following certification areas:
- Early Childhood through 6th grade, Core Subjects
- Grades 4-8- Core Subjects, English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Mathematics and Science
- Grades 7-12- English Language Arts and Reading, History, Life Science, Chemistry, or Mathematics
- All-Level- Music and Exercise Science and Art
Requirements for the Teacher Education Program
Requirements for Admission to Schreiner Teacher Education Program:
- 60 semester hours accumulated (junior standing)
- GPA of 2.75 overall college work
- GPA of 2.75 in teaching field (specialization)
- Completion of a formal interview with the Director of Education
- Signed degree plan on file with Registrar’s Office
- Three letters of recommendation
- Approval of application by the Teacher Education Committee
- GPA of 3.0 in all education courses including EDUC, RDNG, SPED, and secondary methods courses in content area
- Signed Texas Code of Ethics on file in Teacher Education
- Have a completed Application for Teacher Education, including an essay on philosophy of education and a FERPA statement and TExES Eligibility Form on file in the Teacher Education Office.
For an application or additional information:
Degree Plans in Teacher Education Multidisciplinary Studies or in Major with Teacher Certification
State Required Training and TAC Compliance
The Schreiner University Teacher Education Program adheres to all Texas Education Agency requirements for teacher certification and all Texas Administrative Codes for Educator Preparation Program (EPP) curriculum, coursework , and training.
Texas Administrative Code
Schreiner University Educator Preparation Training Includes the most up to date , relevant , creative approaches to curriculum and pedagogy for a diverse student population and global society!
Training includes preparing future professional educators in:
Teaching with Poverty in Mind using the work of Eric Jensen
Trauma Informed Pedagogy
Teaching and Learning through the Arts
Training in Mental Health First Aid, Awareness, and intervention for helping students with dyslexia succeed in school, and diversity and equity in education.
Instructional technology and Digital Literacy are also included in many courses and include training in the International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Universal Design which enhances learning by:
- representing information in multiple formats and media.
- providing multiple pathways for students’ action and expression.
- providing multiple ways to engage students’ interest and motivation.
Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) Technology Curriculum
TEA Complaint Policy
Schreiner University EPP Performance Review – 5 years with a PPR 100% Pass Rate and 90% job placement rate!
Teaching License Reciprocity Guidelines by State
Texas Workforce Commission – Search for Teaching jobs in Texas and compare wages
Look for a Teaching Position in Texas – TASA Career Center