The TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) covers all facets of English proficiency, including a test of spoken English. TOEFL iBT (internet based) measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills and takes approximately 4.5 hours. It is offered on computer 30-40 times a year at test centers throughout the world.
Texas Teachers score requirements for admittance* into the program are as follows:
*As of October 22, 2017. The above are required in each section.
Texas Test Locations, Dates and Fees
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TOEFL Online Practice Test
Figure: 19 TAC §230.11(b)(5)(C) Countries in which English is the Official Language The countries listed below have been approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement specified in 19 TAC §230.11(b)(5)(C). To be exempted from the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) testing requirement specified in 19 TAC §230.11(b)(5)(B), a certification candidate must have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution of higher education on the SBEC-approved list of countries.
If you graduated from a Non-U.S. College / University you must have your foreign transcripts evaluated and translated before we can begin reviewing your educational background. Graduates of institutions within the United States are exempt and do not need this evaluation.
The Evaluation must be “course by course”, equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree, and include the following information:
– Conferred Date (The month and year that you completed your degree)
– The U.S. Equivalency of your degree
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757
P. O. Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842
2600 Gessner, Suite 267
Houston, TX 77080
A complete list of providers known to the Texas Education Agency as following the standards of recognized national organizations of foreign credential evaluators may be found on their website. TEA does not approve or accredit credential evaluation services.
The list of school districts that will sponsor an H1-B visa for new teachers changes periodically, based on each district’s needs and funding. Sponsorship is typically limited to high-need certification areas. International candidates are encouraged to contact numerous districts, charter and private schools to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
Faith Family Academy Charter
Harmony Public Schools-El Paso
Marble Falls ISD
Ector County ISD
Marble Falls ISD
If you don’t have a U.S. Social Security Number, we will issue you a temporary PIN number through the State (TEA). You will need this PIN number to register for content tests and also to apply for the intern certificate.
You will continue to use this PIN number until you receive your official U.S. Social Security Number. Please notify us immediately once you receive your Social Security Number.
It is important that you fully understand and manage your own situation in obtaining a visa. We recommend starting this process immediately. Ultimately, you will be responsible for hiring a lawyer to help you. Immigration attorneys that we have worked with in the past are listed below.
Serie L. Wolfe
1616 S. Voss Road, Suite 810
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 532-9707
Fax: (713) 532-9706
José R. Peréz, Jr.
5177 Richmond Avenue, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 625-9283
Fax: (713) 625-9292
7660 Woodway Dr., Suite 475
Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 784-9204
Fax: (713) 784-9207
132 N. Glenville Dr.
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: (972) 994-9988
Fax: (972) 994-0088