The Forensics in the Classroom School Educator Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within the teaching field for expertise in forensics content. After completing the nine required courses offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy graduates will have a foundational understanding of forensics topics and how to to teach crime scene processes and field skills in conjunction with laboratory practices.

Required Courses

Once all 9 courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Forensics in the Classroom School Educator Application and return to the TEEX Law Enforcement & Protective Services Excellence division. Eligibility of each candidate will be reviewed and email notification of decision will be sent. Note: All courses must be taken within seven (7) years of the date of the application. Only one course from another provider will be accepted if the curriculum and hours match TEEX curriculum.

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Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA105 Basic Criminal Investigation Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA110 Death Investigation Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA113 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA114 Death Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA115 Foundations of Fingerprint Comparison Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA116 Foundations of Forensic Photography Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA118 Foundations of Courtroom Testimony Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA250 Crime Scene Processes & Field Skills – Phase I Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE
FSA251 Crime Scene Processes & Field Skills – Phase II Quick View Course Description

ILEPSE

Good materials with lots of hands-on exercises.

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