Late Hire Candidates

Get Hired Before the End of the Year!

Pass Your Exam and Become Eligible for Hire!

If your dream is to become a teacher, you can make it happen before the end of the year – but only if you act now! July 1, 2021, marked the kickoff of Texas Teachers’ Late Hire season. As a Late Hire Candidate, you are eligible to Get Hired by school districts immediately after passing your TExES Content Exam!

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Apply Today

Submit your free application and send your official transcripts. Must be offered admissions on or after July 1, 2021.

Pass Content Exam

Pass your TExES Content Exam to become eligible to teach!

Start Teaching

Begin teaching on your Intern Certificate while earning full pay and benefits. Complete your Pre-Service Training requirements within 90 days of becoming hired.

Fully Certified

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

Time to Get Hired!

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Now in Record Time

Time Is on Your Side

If you have been offered admission to the Texas Teachers program on or after July 1, 2021, as a Late Hire Candidate, you are eligible for hire immediately after passing your Content Exam.

Schools Are Actively
Hiring Teachers Year-Round!

We want you to be successful in the classroom! From the first day you start teaching, school districts will give you 90 school days to complete the following*:

  • Required Pre-Service Training Modules
  • 30 hours of Field-Based Experiences


*DISCLAIMER: Please note that the 90-day window to complete the aforementioned requirements only applies to candidates classified as a Late Hire status; it does NOT apply to candidates who are enrolled in the Clinical Teaching program.

By the end of the year, before your Intern Certificate expires, you must complete the following, in order:

  1. Complete Internship Projects & Elective Coursework
  2. Complete the Test Preparation for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Exam
  3. Pass the PPR Exam

Please review all other program requirements

Have You Applied Yet?

What are you waiting for? The time to Get Hired is now!


Steps to Get Hired

as a Late Hire Candidate

Apply and Receive Admission Offer

To be considered a Late Hire Candidate, you must Apply and enroll in Texas Teachers certification on or after July 1, 2021. To accept your admission offer and enroll, please visit your Intern Portal.

Prepare for Your Content Exam

After you pass your Content Exam (and STR, if required), your Statement of Eligibility (SOE) will be available for download in your Intern Portal. Your SOE informs schools that you are eligible for hire.

Get Hired!

Once you have passed your Content Exam and have obtained your SOE, you are eligible to Get Hired by school districts immediately! Review our Get Hired Resources to help you find your first teaching job.


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