SRSU will begin offering online teacher certification

ByMike V. Cooper

Aug 10, 2022

Aug. 9 – ALPINE – Beginning in the fall 2022 semester, Sul Ross State University announced via press release that it will begin offering teacher certifications in a fully online format for those who already have a bachelor’s degree.

Students can be certified in early childhood through 12th grade or seventh through 12th grade.

According to Dr. Barbara Tucker, Dean of the College of Education and Career Studies, students can complete their courses in one year, plus one semester for the final internship, or what is commonly referred to as student teaching.

“This is an exciting development for Sul Ross State and anyone who wants to be certified to teach and join the profession, right from home, anywhere in Texas,” Tucker said in the Press release.

The cost is $1,000 per course and there are two options available, both starting in summer or fall.

The first option is for a post-baccalaureate certification track only with six courses in total.

The second option is for a master’s degree in education with a specialization in teacher certification and 11 courses in total.

“This is a two-for-one program,” Tucker said in the press release. “Students earn both a master’s degree and a teacher’s certification.”

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