The Department of Education and Psychology at Southwestern Adventist University offers two different types of teaching certifications: Secondary Teaching and Alternative Certifications.
Secondary Teaching Certifications are designed for students taking a degree with an emphasis in teaching. The Alternative Certification Program is designed for graduates who have a desire to return to school for to enter the field of education.
Our graduates seeking Texas State certification have a pass rate of 100% on the state required exams. All of our graduates seeking a teaching position in a Seventh-day Adventist school or a Texas public school receive an offer for employment within a year of graduation.
- State of Texas certification: Pass three required state tests (Core Subjects, Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities/edTPA, and the Science of Teaching Reading (see the undergraduate bulletin for more details)
- North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Teaching certification: Complete all the coursework as stated in the North American Division (NAD) certification handbook.