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Master Technology Teacher Certification

In line with a new state law, the University of Houston College of Education is winding down its certified master technology teacher program.

Effective Sept. 1, 2019, as mandated by House Bill 3, the State Board for Educator Certification can no longer issue or renew master teacher certificates. In addition, those certificates already issued will be updated to include the word “legacy” as part of the certificate title.

Any students currently enrolled in the master technology teacher program must complete all requirements for certification before Sept. 1, 2019. This includes taking and passing the certification test and submitting a complete application for certification, with the College’s recommendation.


After being admitted into the University of Houston, you also must be admitted into the College of Education’s master technology teacher certification program. NOTE: The state is discontinuing the master technology teacher program, and the College of Education is no longer accepting applicants. See details above.

Basic requirements include:

  • Having a GPA of 2.5 or higher (based on last degree earned)
  • Holding a valid Texas teacher certification
  • Having at minimum a bachelor’s degree

UH typically has a high admission rate for those who meet the state requirements.


Once formally admitted in the certification program, you must complete the following:

  • 200+ clock hours of content and pedagogy (5+ courses)
    • For the master's degree, additional courses will be required.
  • 160+ practicum hours
  • 135+ observation minutes by a UH field supervisor


To earn certification, you must:

  • Successfully complete all coursework.
  • Complete all required practicum hours and observations.
  • Complete the degree program.
  • Have three years of classroom teaching experience in a public or accredited private school.
  • Hold at minimum a master’s degree.
  • Pass the state TExMaT certification exam.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out with questions.

General certification questions

Lauren Topek
Certification officer
Director of accreditation and accountability
UH College of Education

Program certification questions

Sara McNeil
Associate professor
UH College of Education