Gain Clarity &
Outline Your Final Steps to Success

Texas Teachers is here to help meet you at whatever stage you’re at and help you on the path to becoming a teacher. Make sure nothing steers you off course by discovering the next item on your teacher journey checklist to conquer. Wherever you are on your journey, you’re sure to find something helpful, just for you.



Which stage best describes you?

Prepare For Your Dream Job!

We’re committed to helping you get hired. We’re so proud of how far you’ve already made it. Boost your employability by completing these required tasks. Securing these obligatory documents will demonstrate to hiring managers that you’re prepared and ready to teach. To help, we’ve outlined everything you need to help you land the job!

Meet Requirements to Begin Teaching

You may complete the following requirements in any order, but we encourage you to apply for your Intern Certificate as soon as you begin your job search (please note that you can apply for it now and pay for it later). At the same time you apply for your Intern Certificate, you should also pay to submit fingerprints for your background check.

Statement of Eligibility

Before accepting employment, you must provide your district with an updated Statement of Eligibility (SOE). This is located in your Intern Portal and confirms you have successfully completed Texas Teachers’ Pre-Service training.

Intern Certificate

After completing your training, you must secure your Intern Certificate, which is what you will teach on during your first year in the classroom. Most districts will not consider hiring candidates who do not yet have their Intern Certificate.


As required by the State Board for Educator Certification, you must submit fingerprints to undergo a national criminal history background check. This applies to the Standard Certificate and other teacher certifications. Click here to learn more.

Our Most Treasured Resources – All for You

Leave no corner of your job preparation and search unpolished. Check our best and most effective resources to help you get hired.


Browse teacher job openings in districts and schools across Texas on our new Teacher Job Openings page!

Certify in a High Need Area and become one of the most sought-after and highest-paid teachers in the state! Learn more here.

Texas Teachers of Tomorrow is partnering with districts across the state to set you up for success by offering program fee sponsorships, free test prep with The Learning Liaisons, and more through our District Select Programs!

View and register for teacher job fairs across the state on our customized list of upcoming job fairs across the state using our Teacher Job Fairs webpage.


12 pages of pure gold! Find everything you need to know about interviewing here.


A free service provided to our candidates! Get an expert pair of eyes on your resume to help you add the finishing touches and ensure your resume stands out. Login to your Intern Portal and click your “Resources” tab for more information!


Gain insight from peers who are working through the same stage you are! Ask questions, find answers, and connect with others on our Texas Teachers Official ACP Community Facebook page.


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