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How to Become a
Certified Teacher in Texas

You Can Become Certified This Year!

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Become Eligible

Complete your training at your own pace.

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Teach for one academic year, while earning full pay and benefits.

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Fully Certified

Earn your full certification, upon successful completion of all program requirements.

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Begin by applying for free today. Our Program Advisors work with you to develop your personalized strategy to become a certified teacher.

On the Traditional Path, you can get started right away!

GPA Requirements for the Traditional Path

  • 2.5+ GPA posted on your official transcripts
  • 2.5+ GPA in the last 60 semester hours of coursework attempted

To expedite your application, send us your official transcripts. We accept transcripts sent via standard mail or electronically. Inquire whether your campus avails of the eScrip-Safe service.

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We offer five different enrollment paths! 

  • The Traditional Path
  • The PACT Path
  • The International Candidate Path
  • The University Student Path
  • The Professional Experience Path

Discover the path which qualifies you to enroll! 

Paths to Enroll

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Become Eligible

Complete your testing and training, in any order, at your own pace. Our study resources help prepare you for testing. Our innovative online training equips you with the knowledge needed for the classroom. If you are a #QuickHire Candidate, you are eligible to teach once you complete your testing! You are not required to complete your FBEs or online training prior to getting hired.

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.

Our curriculum is created by leading educators and is continually updated to reflect 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.

30 classroom observations hours are required by the state of Texas. You may complete all hours 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 the 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 chance 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 guidance and support.

Your final required state exam is Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR) exam. We are dedicated to helping you pass and provide an in-depth review, as well as comprehensive practice tests and additional study resources.

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Join our Clinical Teaching Candidates’ program, where you’re placed in a classroom, alongside a fully certified teacher. You will observe, assist, and eventually teach. This well-structured program is the fastest method to teacher certification.

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Fully Certified

Upon successful completion of the standard program requirements, the TExES Content Exam, 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