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CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

General Certification Requirements

In addition to meeting degree requirements, individuals seeking to teach in the elementary, middle school and high schools of the State must meet specific certification requirements. These include passing an approved basic skills test (THEA or Accuplacer), formal admission to a teacher education program, the satisfactory completion of structured field experiences, satisfactory performance on required subject area and professional practices competency examinations (TExES), compliance with an investigation to determine absence of a criminal history, and completion of a certification application accompanied by the required fee.

Advancement to Student Teaching
Recommendation for Teacher Certification/License
Accountability