Department of Classics

Teaching Latin

Latin Teacher Certification in Texas

In order to be certified to teach Latin in the state of Texas, you must have a bachelor's degree, with a Classical Languages major, from an accredited college or university. Texas institutions do not offer a degree in education for teacher certification at the middle or high school level. Every teacher must have an academic major, as well as teacher training courses. For more information about a Classical Languages major contact the Academic Advisor.

You must complete teacher training through an approved program. The UTeach program, offered through the College of Liberal Arts, is a teacher-training program especially suitable for UT students prior to their junior year. Post-baccalaureate certification is available through the College of Education or other off campus entities. UTeach is also available for juniors and seniors, though it may require extra time to complete the program.

You must successfully complete the appropriate teacher certification tests for the subject and grade level you wish to teach. Students are eligible to take the state certification examinations when they are in their last semester of coursework for their certification program, or after they have completed all coursework. 

Financial Aid for Latin Teacher Certification

TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarships
College seniors enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for one of two $250 TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarships.

Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award
Designed to provide some financial assistance to those who wish to obtain certification to teach Latin at the primary through secondary level, whether the specific courses are needed in Latin or in Education. The award is not intended to cover all costs of the training and the size of the award varies according to the actual costs (primarily tuition and travel), the size of the committee's budget, and the number of applications; previous awards have been as high as $700.

Ruth and Myron G. Kuhlman Scholarship in Classics
Offered each year to one or more outstanding UT students who plan on a career in the teaching of Latin. Applicants are awarded up to $1500. Applications are available each March from the Classics Academic Advisor.

AISD Future Teacher Scholarship Program
Up to $1500 per semester for up to 4 semesters. Undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate, or graduate students in last four semesters of coursework toward a Texas certification in one of the critical shortage areas including languages other than English (i.e. Latin).

Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding college graduates of all academic majors and backgrounds who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to ensure that all children in our nation have an equal chance in life.


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