UH-Victoria offers programs leading to the following graduate certificates. Specific requirements for each certificate are available from the Educator Preparation Office. The State Board of Educator Certification requires passing scores on the appropriate TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) or TexMaT (Texas Examinations for Master Teachers) for certificates.
NOTE: When students begin work toward certification, a personal profile is recorded at the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Students are responsible for maintaining current information online at this agency’s website (www.tea.state.tx.us).
Admission to a Graduate Certification Program
For applicants, with GPA’s below 3.0, seeking certifications in a class other than classroom teacher the following scores must be achieved:
GRE® scores in the following ranges:
- GRE® Verbal Reasoning - 143 or greater
- GRE® Quantitative Reasoning - 140 or greater
- GRE® Analytical Writing - 3.0 or greater
The applicant MUST also meet the UHV admissions index.
* Revised (12/27/16) General Test Score Bands for GRE® to be used for Admission to an Educator Preparation Program under the 10% Exception Rule in 19 TAC §227.10(a)(3)(D)
Texas Education Agency requirements to obtain a Superintendent certificate.
- Must hold a master’s degree from a university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
- Must hold a Principal certificate or the equivalent issued by the TEA, another state or country or, completed the superintendent certificate application and been approved by the TEA to substitute managerial experience in lieu of a principal certificate.
- Successfully complete an approved superintendent educator preparation program.
- Successfully complete the required exam.
Visit the Texas Education Agency Becoming a Superintendent in Texas website for more information.
Additional UHV requirements to obtain a Superintendent certificate:
- Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
- Students are eligible to take the TEA licensure examinations after successfully completing twelve hours of ELAS coursework prior to their practicum/internship.
- Completion of an approved administrative internship experience.