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How to Become a
Certified Teacher in Texas

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for one academic year with full pay and benefits

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Fully Certified

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Begin by applying for free today. Our program advisors work with you to develop a personalized strategy to become a certified teacher.

All you need is a 4 year bachelor’s degree in any major with a 2.5 GPA. It’s that simple.

GPA requirements

  • 2.5 GPA posted on official transcript
  • 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of course work attempted

After submitting your application you may send us your official transcripts right away for the quickest service. You can send them in the mail, or some campuses use the eScrip-Safe service.

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  • Students in their final semester to obtain a 4-year bachelor’s degree can enroll on a contingency basis.
  • Graduates from outside the US must complete all portions of the TOEFL iBT and submit a course-by-course  evaluation to be considered for admission.

View Requirements in Texas Code

Increasingly, schools across Texas are launching Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that allow licensed workers to become teachers without a degree. These areas have to meet state requirements for certification.

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Become Eligible

Complete your testing and training in any order, at your own pace. Our study resources help you get ready for testing, and our innovative online training gets you ready for the classroom.


When you pass a certification exam, you demonstrate Subject Matter Knowledge to teach within that subject area. This makes you eligible for hire.

With more than 50 subject areas to choose from, we help you identify the certification area(s) that best match your skills and interests.

Our Program Advisors will play an important role in helping you select the certification area(s) that complement your skills and interests, and give you the best chance to get hired.

We offer test preparation modules for most exams within our online training. We also provide information on where to find free state preparation manuals, tests at-a-glance, test familiarization videos, and interactive practice tests.

We provide our candidates with a free online forum in which teachers share their study tips and test feedback.

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Online Training

Once you complete your self-paced online training, you will have gained the expertise and knowledge necessary to begin teaching in the classroom.

Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, which is continually updated to provide the most relevant and effective classroom preparation.

More than 100 hours of classroom readiness training is offered in our self-paced, online format, so that you can train to be a teacher while keeping your current job.

We provide the option to complete 30 of the 30 classroom observation hours required by the state through our online training platform.

You may choose to complete additional training modules based on your interests or areas where you feel you may need additional guidance.

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Start Teaching

During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full time teacher. Your Field Supervisor and on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

  • Put together a stunning resume and portfolio
  • Prepare for the tough interview questions
  • Make the best impression with school districts
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

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Your field supervisor will visit and observe your classroom five times throughout the year. They are also available via phone and email to offer continuous guidance and support.

We provide a comprehensive review and practice tests to help you pass your final state exam that covers pedagogy and professional responsibility.

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Join our clinical teaching candidates program where you’re placed in a fully certified teacher’s classroom where they observe, assist, and eventually teach in a guided and structured program.

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Fully Certified

Upon successful completion of the program requirements and your first year of teaching, you will receive your Standard Certificate and become fully certified to teach in the state of Texas!

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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