Teacher Education

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers available. Our program prepares you for a journey of lifelong learning that you can instill in your students. We focus on content knowledge and proficiency, strategies, communication skills, and analytical skills.

Become a certified teacher at Lamar University

  1. Pass Certification Exams - You will apply for certification to take your exams.  You must pass the appropriate teacher certification exams after all program requirements have been met.
  2. Submit a State Application – You must apply to be certified after all program requirements are met.

Teacher Education Workforce Opportunities

It is important to us that our candidates are highly prepared with skills and knowledge for the ever-changing workforce. Currently in Jefferson County, teachers are ranked in the top 10 of for highest estimated employment. See WORKinTEXES for this information and helpful job postings in Texas. Additional information can be found at the Texas Workforce Commission Website about jobs across Texas. For information about teacher shortage areas and loan forgiveness programs, see the Texas Education Agency website.

Workforce Supply and Demand for Teachers in Texas

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