Committed to the development and implementation of outstanding teacher preparation programs that promote the achievement of all students in the public school system.
Being a teacher is certainly one of the most challenging careers, but it is absolutely the most important profession there is. After all, without teachers, there wouldn’t be any other professions!
As a teacher, you will create the foundation for your students upon which they will build the rest of their lives. You will not only be influencing the future of your own students, but you will be affecting the future of generations to come.
As a teacher, you will be the cornerstone of our society, and you will make the greatest contribution there is to changing and affecting our world.
The A&M University System has been providing highly qualified teachers for Texas Schools for over 100 years. “Quality Preparation + Sustained Support = Extraordinary Classrooms!”
The A&M System produces more teachers than any university system in Texas. This outreach provides the System with the opportunity to affect a vast number of school aged children.
The System believes that providing all children in America with the opportunity for a world-class education is critical for their success and the success of our nation. The A&M System firmly believes that it is the responsibility of their 11 universities to provide strong effective teachers for the children in Texas.
The Texas A&M University System believes that no profession is more important to the continued success of Texas than teaching. Teachers are inspirers and are the heart and soul of student success. As they confront daily challenges, it is important that they know they are not alone. The Texas A&M University System is taking responsibility and doubling down on our commitment to support the in-service teachers of today and prepare the teachers of tomorrow (Elaine Mendoza, Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, 2016)
There are many routes to becoming a credentialed K-12 teacher. Texas offers a number of traditional and alternative educator preparation routes that lead to full standard teaching certification. Traditional routes are direct pathways to the Standard Certificate. For alternative routes, the individual first teaches under a Probationary Certificate and then moves to the Standard Certificate.
The purpose of this website is to help teacher candidates, novice teachers, and experienced teachers pass TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) exams. The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Education Agency have teamed up to provide this test preparation site.
The purpose of this website is to help TAMUS teacher candidates enhance their content and teaching expertise. Preservice teachers can earn their Texas A&M University System endorsement in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education. Teacher candidates can also earn their System endorsement in Virtual Instruction.
This site will help you with questions you may have about state requirements in teacher certification.
Teacher retention is a major concern in education. The A&M System is responding to this concern by providing quality support for their new teachers and all the teachers in Texas in the form of mentoring and induction programs.
The Texas A&M System produce more teachers than any other university system in Texas. Just as we prepare health care professionals to improve and even save Texans’ lives, we have a duty to ensure the teachers we send into Texas classrooms are exceptionally well prepared and supported during their teaching experiences.
The A&M System created the P-20 Taskforce in 2012. The charge of this taskforce was to develop system-wide strategies for helping Texas reach its educational goals in the following areas:
• Educator Preparation
• Educational Leadership
The taskforce developed strategies and action plans and focused on achievable and measurable outcomes.
From this charge, a framework for the preparation of highly effective educators in the Texas A&M System was developed.
The central focus and inspiration for this framework is to create highly effective educators that will maximize student achievement and potential
The P-20 framework incorporates public schools, undergraduate and graduate education programs. It focuses on eight (8) major areas in P-20.
• Framework (pdf)
• Work Plan (xlsx)
• University Efforts (pptx)