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Frequently Asked Questions

You are one step closer to becoming a teacher! If you’ve just submitted an application and are wondering what to do next, we’ve got you covered! Read our Recent Applicant FAQ to find the answers you’re looking for! We value transparency, so if you have another question not answered on this page, feel free to submit a new question using the form at the bottom on the page.

WHAT DO I DO AFTER I APPLY?

After you apply, the next steps are as follows:

  1. Send Transcripts (and/or Other Required Documentation)
  2. Complete Online Questionnaire
  3. Receive & Accept Admission Offer
  4. Pay to Enroll

DO I NEED TO SEND IN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS?

Yes, if you are following the Traditional Path, the PACT Path, or the International Candidate Path, we are required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to collect and store official transcripts from all colleges with 12 or more hours towards a bachelor’s degree.

HOW DO I SEND IN MY TRANSCRIPTS?

You can send your official transcripts in two different ways. The quickest and preferred method is to have your university send them electronically. If your university does not have an electronic option, we also accept transcripts sent via standard mail to our Houston office. Transcripts do not need to be in a sealed envelope from your university. We can accept an open, original copy. However, we cannot accept scanned, faxed, or photocopied transcripts.

WHERE DO I SEND MY TRANSCRIPTS?

If you are sending transcripts electronically, your university can email them to transcripts@texasteachers.org. If you are sending transcripts via standard mail, you can address them to:

Texas Teachers of Tomorrow
2401 Fountain View Dr.  Suite 700
Houston, TX 77057

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY TRANSCRIPTS?

Once we receive your transcripts, we are usually able to process them within 5-7 business days. We will notify you as soon as we are finished.

DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

Yes! We offer full program scholarships to individuals who are not yet enrolled in the program. Our scholarship period opens on October 1st. Visit our Scholarship Homepage to view available scholarships and learn how to qualify.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE I CAN ENROLL?

Before you can enroll, the following items must be on file:

  1. Application
  2. Processed Transcripts
  3. Completed Online Questionnaire

HOW DO I ENROLL?

Once we have your application, processed transcripts and completed questionnaire on file, we will email you a formal Program Admission Offer. To accept the offer and enroll, simply click on the link in the email to set up your Intern Portal and submit your enrollment fee. Once you accept your Program Admission Offer and submit the enrollment fee, you are enrolled!

WHAT IS THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE I NEED TO COMPLETE TO ENROLL?

After you apply, we will email you a short online questionnaire to assess your strengths as a teacher. The questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will help you and your Advisor when creating your personalized path to earning your certification!

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ENROLL IF I AM NOT FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL PATH?

If you are not following the Traditional Path (i.e. your GPA is between 2.3-2.49, you are a university student, international student or you do not have a bachelor’s degree), your next step is to either call us to speak with a Program Advisor or to monitor your email inbox for further instructions.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER I ENROLL?

After you enroll, you are officially part of the Texas Teachers family! You may now get started on your online teacher training!

HOW DO I SET UP MY TEA AND PEARSON ACCOUNTS?

After you have successfully enrolled, you will receive an email that will invite you to create and set up your Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Pearson accounts. In your TEA account, you will see you when you are approved to take exams and review your exam scores after you’ve taken them. You can register to take approved exams in your Pearson account. On the Pearson site, you can also find detailed information about exams and free test preparation.

HOW DO I SET UP MY INTERN PORTAL?

Texas Teachers will email you information to help you create and set up your Intern Portal. You’ll soon become very familiar with your Intern Portal. You will find helpful checklists, your online coursework, and countless resources to help you prepare for the classroom.

WHERE DO I COMPLETE MY ONLINE COURSES?

Your online teaching training courses are hosted on a platform called Canvas. You can locate your courses under the “Training Progress” page of your Intern Portal. When you click on the course title, it will redirect you to Canvas.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE HELP UNDERSTANDING HOW TO NAVIGATE CANVAS?

If you’re having trouble enrolling courses in Canvas or would like a bit more tech support, we offer a great optional webinar to help show you around. You can register for this free webinar in your Intern Portal!

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES?

All COVID-19 Updates can be found on our webpage, under our Resources tab. Learn more.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST TEA UPDATES?

All TEA updates can be found on our blog, under the Resources tab. Learn more.

WHERE CAN I FIND NEW RESOURCES, TIPS, AND RELEVANT ARTICLES?

We frequently post new, relevant articles, share resources, and keep you informed about all things teaching on our Teaching in Texas blog!

Do you have another question that you can’t quite seem to find the answer to on this page? Feel free to check out our two other FAQ pages:

PROGRAM EXPLANATION FAQ
ENROLLED CANDIDATES FAQ

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