Graduate and upper-level undergraduate certificate programs that meet the following criteria are automatically approved if there are no objections received during the 30-day public comment period beginning upon submission of the Certificate Program Certification Form.
Guidelines for Educator Preparation Certificate Programs
If the institution is requesting a new educator certificate program for an approved degree, only submit the Certificate Program Certification Form. If the institution is requesting a new degree that includes a new educator certificate, follow the requirements for requesting a new Bachelor's or Master's Programs. If the institution is changing an approved certificate program, no form is required for the Coordinating Board.
Institutions have the authority of offer approved programs as reflected in the Table of Programs. An institution that does not have authority in a CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) area must submit a preliminary authority request prior to submitting a new program request in that CIP area for the following:
New bachelor's and master's programs that meet the following criteria are automatically approved if there are no objections received during the 30-day public comment period beginning upon submission of the Certification Form.
New bachelor's and master's programs that do not meet the above criteria must submit the Full Request Form.
Institutions proposing new doctoral or professional programs should refer to Coordinating Board Rules §5.46, Criteria for New Doctoral Programs, and the 18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs.
Forms and Instructions
Undergraduate Success Measures
The most recent six-year baccalaureate degree graduation rate of the institution proposing a new doctoral program must equal or exceed the most recent statewide six-year baccalaureate degree graduation rate. For the purposes of this rule, the statewide six-year graduation rate is calculated by determining the number of first-time, full-time undergraduate students at public universities, excluding those enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, and calculating the percentage of those students who graduated in six years from the same or another institution in Texas. (Chapter 5, Subchapter C, Rule 5.46 (15))
If the graduation rate does not meet or exceed the state average (without UT and TAMU), the institution must meet at least two of the following three criteria: