Stephen F. Austin State University

Educator Certification

Welcome to the Office for Educator Certification


Phone: 936.468.1740/2901

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas of Certification are offered through SFA?

Teaching Certification Areas


Generalist EC-6

Generalist 4-8

English Language Arts and Reading 4-8

Mathematics 4-8

Science 4-8

Social Studies 4-8


Agricultural Sciences & Technology 6-12

Business Education 6-12

Chemistry 8-12

Dance 8-12

English Language Arts and Reading 8-12

Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12

History 8-12

Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences 8-12

Human Development and Family Studies 8-12

Journalism 8-12

Life Science 8-12

Mathematics 8-12

Physical Science 8-12

Social Studies 8-12

Speech 8-12

Technology Applications 8-12

All Level

Art EC-12

Deaf and Hard of Hearing EC-12

French EC-12

Health Education EC-12

Music EC-12

Physical Education EC-12

Spanish EC-12

Special Education EC-12

Theater EC-12


Educational Diagnostician


Reading Specialist

School Counselor


Master Teacher - Math, Reading, and Science

Applying for your Standard Certificate

Certificate recommendations require the following:

Dates to apply for certificates:

Do not apply for certification until you have completed your required TExES testing!

Please note - recommendation cannot be made by SFA until degrees have been conferred on the final transcript. If you are seeking certification only, recommendation cannot be made until all coursework/field experience is complete and grades are posted. Students may print their certificate from the TEA Educator Certification webpage. On the left side of the screen under "View Certificates" there is an official certificate and a printable version. No certificates are mailed!

Applying for Probationary Certificate

Please contact the Certification Officer for documentation required prior to recommendation at or 936.468.2901.