The Certification Process


The aggieTEACH program is committed to assisting you every step of the way in preparing you to be a teacher. From the very beginning, you’ll meet with a program advisor to create a personalized certification plan. This plan is essential to your timely completion of the program.

To become a certified secondary mathematics or science teacher through the aggieTEACH program, you must:

Certifications & Degrees

Students are not required to have a specific major to be in aggieTEACH, however the degree earned must contain a significant number of mathematics or sciences courses. Usually, the degree declared determines the area of certification.

The table below gives the types of certification you can obtain with selected degrees. If your degree is not listed below, contact an aggieTEACH advisor to see if your degree plan can be adjusted to fit an area of certification.

Certification Certification Description Degree
Chemistry Holders of this certificate are eligible to teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all chemistry courses in Grades 9-12. Chemistry, Food Science, Nutrition
Life Science Holders of this certificate are eligible to teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all biology, environmental systems, environmental science, and aquatic science courses in Grades 9-12. Animal Science, Biology, Bioenvironmental Sciences, Biomedical Science, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Wildlife Fishery Science, Zoology
Mathematics  Holders of this certificate are eligible to teach mathematics in Grades 7 and 8 and all mathematics courses in Grades 9-12. Mathematics, Statistics, University Studies Math for Teaching
Physics/Mathematics Holders of this certificate are eligible to teach mathematics and science in Grades 7 and 8 and all mathematics and physics courses in Grades 9-12. Mathematics, Physics
Physical Science Holders of this certificate are eligible to teach science in Grades 6, 7, and 8 and all physics and chemistry courses, including Integrated Physics and Chemistry, in Grades 9-12. Chemistry, Food Science, Physics
Composite Science Holders of this certificate are eligible to teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all science courses in Grades 9-12. Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Geosciences, Geology, Meteorology, Physics, University Studies Science for Teaching, Zoology
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