So you want to earn your Texas Teacher Certification? Here are the step by step instructions to get started:

Traditional Approach for the Texas Teacher Certification

  1. Earn your Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited university. If you already have a bachelors degree, then be sure to request more information for your Master’s Degree right away
  2. Teacher Preparations: This will include teacher prep courses, student teaching, and other types of internships. In order to receive a Texas Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even if it’s unpaid. There 180 hours of field experience required
  3. Pass the Texas Teacher Certification tests
  4. Submit the following:
    • Requested Application
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Application fee
    • Fingerprint and Criminal Record check
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
    • Texas Education Agency & Educator Certification
      1701 North Congress Ave
      WBT 5-100
      Austin, TX 78701-1494
      (888) 863-5880
  5. Do you want to renew your Texas Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for a Texas Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can earn the Teacher Conditional Texas Teaching Certification to teach in Texas. This will allow you to start teaching before you complete the teacher education program.

  1. Obviously you must still earn your Bachelors Degree from an accredited university. Ideally, you should always continue your education in efforts to earn a Master’s degree.
  2. Follow the Temporary Teacher Certificate Candidate information
  3. Provide official transcripts
  4. Choose one of the following

Teaching Schools in Texas

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Texas

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