Students completing the Middle School Certification (Grades 4-8) will be awarded a BA or BS degree in their major. Upon graduation and successful completion of the appropriate licensure exams, students will be recommended for Texas Grades 4-8 Teacher Certification.
Students completing the Secondary Certification (Grades 7-12) will be awarded a BA degree in their major. Upon graduation and successful completion of the appropriate licensure exams, students will be recommended for Texas Grades 7-12 Teacher Certification.
Graduates also pursue careers as:
Career and technical education teachers
504 Gateway Time-out
Adult education coordinators in private and corporate settings
College and University professors
School and career counselors
Outside the Classroom
Volunteering and service learning, in partnership with local and community-based organizations, are valuable experiences when preparing future educators for long and successful careers.
Education enrichment opportunities allow you to:
Engage in classroom-based learning experiences
Design assessment, planning, and instructional strategies
Explore a wide range of classroom settings
Service Learning Opportunities
Clinical Field-Based Experiences
Prior to becoming student teachers, you must complete 80 to 120 hours of teaching experience in one-on-one, small-group and whole-class settings. Field work will help you implement theories taught in professional development courses and apply knowledge learned in your major.
"Our students build strong relationships with mentor teachers, learn how to teach in authentic settings, and gain valuable practice working with K-12 pupils in the classroom" -
Meet the Faculty
Our distinguished faculty members are scholar-practitioners with years of classroom experience and creative passions of their own. They stay active in the field and bring their expertise to the classroom.
— Elisabeth Johnson, Associate Professor of Literacy
“[The students] courage and willingness to critically examine their developing teaching skills reflects not just my work with them but the way in which St. Edward's University approaches a liberal education." —