Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

The following SMU Graduate Certificate Programs prepare teachers to take state certification exams. The Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) is the official certifying agency.

Bilingual Education Supplemental Certification

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to take the TExES supplemental certification exam in bilingual education.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental Certification

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to take the TExES English as a Second Language (ESL) supplemental certification exam.


Gifted and Talented Certification

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to take the TExES supplemental certification exam in gifted education.


Learning Therapy Certification

A 21-hour professional learning therapy program for individuals interested in working with children or adults who have dyslexia or related language learning disorders.


Master Mathematics Teacher (MMT)

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to earn the MMT certificate administered through the State Board of Educator Certification.


Master Reading Teacher (MRT)

This 12-credit-hour program prepares teachers to earn the MRT certificate administered through the State Board of Educator Certification.


Early Literacy (K-2) Program

This 18-credit hour literacy program provides professional development for K-2 classroom teachers in high need public schools to meet the literacy needs of their students.


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