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Congratulations Fall 2018 Student Teachers
Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas

There are five requirements to become a certified teacher.

  1. Obtain a Bachelor’s Degree - You must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Complete an Educator Preparation Program - You must complete an Approved Educator Preparation Program. If you do not hold a degree you must complete a university program. If you hold a degree you may contact an Alternative Certification Program or Post Baccalaureate program .
          Resources to Help Pay for Educator Preparation 
  3. Pass Certification Exams - You must pass the appropriate teacher certification exams. Contact your program for exam approval.
  4. Submit a State Application – You must apply to be certified after all requirements are met. Do not apply until you have verified with your program that you are eligible.
  5. Complete Fingerprinting – All first-time applicants must be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check.

Teacher Certificaiton Zone

Assessment Data
Title II: Yearly Reports

         Exam Code          Name of Exam
153 Educational Diagnostician
068 Principal
151 Reading Specialist
152 School Counselor
064 or 195  Superintendent

Texas Examinations for Master Teacher (TExMaT)

Master Reading Teacher (MRT)