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Learn How to Become Texas Teacher Certified with No Degree

How It Works with No Degree


Increasingly, schools across Texas are launching Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, yet there is a shortage of qualified teachers for these classrooms.  If you have licensed work experience in any of a variety of technical fields, typically referred to as Trade & Industrial (T&I), you may meet the state requirements for certification in these areas and be exempt from completing a bachelor’s degree.  Also, some CTE certifications do not require licensed work experience.  Please read below and contact Texas Teachers if you are interested in pursuing CTE certification.

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Teacher Certification / Subject Areas


The information below is a list of specific CTE or T&I subject areas you can teach in with no degree. For more information regarding these teacher certification areas, please contact Texas Teachers.

  • Advertising Design
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Audio, Video Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing
  • Auto Specialization
  • Automotive Technician
  • Building Trades
  • Business Machine Repair
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Cement Laying & Finishing
  • Cleaning and Pressing
  • Commercial Photography
  • Computer Maintenance Technician
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Drafting
  • Electrical Trades
  • Electronics
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Floriculture
  • Forensic Science
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Science Occupations
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • ICT for Law Enforcement
  • ICT for Petrol-Chemical
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Industrial Equipment Repair
  • Instrumentation
  • View More Here

No Degree Teacher Certification Requirements


Bachelors: 2 years of full-time waged earned experience within 10 years*

 

Associates: 2 years of full-time waged earned experience within 10 years*

 

High School Diploma: 5 years of full-time experience within 10 years*

 

Health Science: Must demonstrate professional skill and experience in a Health Science profession; some examples of occupations that will meet the experience and skill program admittance requirement are listed below. You are also required to meet one of the educational requirements listed above.

 

*Occupation must be approved by Texas Teachers and TEA

 

Health Science Occupations

  • Health Science 6-12
  • Athletic Trainer, ATC
  • Chiropractor, DC
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Services,
  • Medical Technologist, MT
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Optometrist, OD
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician, MD
  • Psychologist, PhD
  • Radiologic Technologist, RT
  • Registered Nurse, ADRN or BSN
  • Respiratory Therapist, CRT or RRT
  • Speech-Language Pathologist,
  • Veterinarian
  • View More Approved Occupations Here

Trade and Industrial Occupations

  • Advertising Design
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Audio, Video Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing
  • Auto Specialization
  • Automotive Technician
  • Building Trades
  • Business Machine Repair
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Cement Laying & Finishing
  • Cleaning and Pressing
  • Commercial Photography
  • Computer Maintenance Technician
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Carpentry
  • View More Approved Occupations Here

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If you’re tired of the job you have now and want to make a real difference in classrooms, you’ve come to the right place. Our online training program is proven to help you feel confident as a first-time teacher, and we will provide mentorship throughout your first year in the classroom.

 

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust