Teacher Education Program

Earn a teaching certification and prepare to make a difference as an educator from early childhood to grade 12 through this program grounded in the UIW Mission.

The Dreeben School of Education prepares students to become the teachers that Texas needs. The University of the Incarnate Word has been developing educators since the early 1900s. The Teacher Education Program is deeply connected to the University’s Mission of forming concerned and enlightened citizens who respond to needs in our global community. The program prepares individuals for a profession in which they can affect society and humanity in significant, positive ways.

The Teacher Education Program offers a pathway to teaching certification. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, applicable certification examinations and state requirements, candidates will be eligible to apply for Texas teacher certification. Teaching certification options are available to students based on their course of study.

Elementary Teaching (Early Childhood-6th grade)

  • Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Certify in Core Subject EC-6

Secondary Teaching (7th-12th grades)

  • Major in teaching field: English Language Arts, History, Life Science, Physical Science and Mathematics
  • Minor in Education

All-Level Teaching (EC-12th grades)

  • Major in teaching field: Art, Music, Spanish, Theater and Physical Education
  • Minor in Education

Certification exam pass rates for UIW candidates

  • 2018-2019: 96% content / 97% PPR
  • 2017-2018: 96% content / 100% PPR
  • 2016-2017: 100% all exams

The Texas Education Agency requires Educator Preparation Programs to notify their candidates that teaching positions are more difficult to secure in districts along the I-35 corridor in Texas. This is due to the number of teacher preparation programs providing candidates within those educational markets. UIW lies within the I-35 corridor but has experienced a consistently high rate of candidate employment.


Admissions Criteria

Find out more about requirements, standards and processes to begin your journey as a Dreeben School of Education student.