Texas Education Agency
Educator Certification & Standards
1701 North Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701-1494
Phone: (512) 463-9734
Texas Department of Education: http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/
Teacher Licensure Needed: No, however a candidate must demonstrate two years of successful classroom teaching in an accredited school.
Master’s Degree Needed: Yes
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No, but will be accepted in lieu of the Texas examinations if out of state applicant with a score of 150 or above.
Other Testing Needed: Yes, the Texas Examination of Educator Standards is required with a score of 240 from total of 300. Applicants who have met comparable passing scores on selected tests from Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico and Oklahoma must submit a Test Score/Passing Verification Release Authorization Form.
Description: This is a Student Services Certificate with requirements that can be found at: http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=25769812551
Evaluation Process for Licensure includes:
- Complete an approved by recommended Entity for the specific certificate desired.
- Hold a master’s degree from an institution of higher education that is accredited by an accrediting agency, as recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Complete the required test.
- Have two years of classroom teaching experience in a public or accredited private school.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Assessments (NBPTS) is accepted for certification testing requirements in Texas.
Reciprocity: Yes, through the newest agreement by the Texas Department of Education: http://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=25769823478&libID=25769823576