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CERTIFICATION AREAS

EARN A TEXAS STANDARD TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS/GRADE LEVELS

 

TEXAS STANDARD TEACHER CERTIFICATES

THE TEXAS STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION

To be recommended for the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate, teacher candidates must successfully compete the following:
1. All assigned modules for the intended certification area.
2. 30 clock hours of pre-service field observations.
3. All required TExES Content examinations for the intended certification area.

4. The Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exam.
5. Professional Practicum (including principal and field supervisor recommendation.)
6. Submit official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended.
7. Apply for certification through TEA, including a

national background check.

8. Certification exit interview.
9. Satisfy all program fees prior to receiving a formal recommendation for the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

 

CORE SUBJECTS EC-6

Teach Elementary Art, PE, Health, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and English Language Arts/Reading

This certification area qualifies you to teach English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science, Fine Arts, Music, Health/Physical Education, Grades EC-6.  You must pass the Core Subjects EC-6 #291 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate. Teacher candidates not recommended for this certificate by 12/31/2020 must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) examination #293. 

CORE SUBJECTS 4-8

Teach Elementary to Middle School Science, Social Studies, Mathematics,
and English Language Arts/Reading

This certification area qualifies you to teach English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the Core Subjects 4-8 #211 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate. Teacher candidates not recommended for this certificate by 12/31/2020 must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) examination #293. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING (GRADES 4-8)

Teach Elementary/Middle English Language Arts and Reading

This certification area qualifies you to teach English Language Arts/Reading, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the ELAR 4-8 #117 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate. Teacher candidates not recommended for this certificate by 12/31/2020 must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) examination #293. 

ELA AND READING/SOCIAL STUDIES (GRADES 4-8)

Teach Elementary Middle English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies

This certification area qualifies you to teach English Language Arts/Reading, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the ELAR/SS 4-8 #113 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate. Teacher candidates not recommended for this certificate by 12/31/2020 must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) examination #293. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/READING (GRADES 7-12)

Teach Middle to High School English Language Arts/Reading

This certification area qualifies you to teach English Language Arts/Reading, Grades 7-12. You must pass the ELAR 7-12  #231 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SUPPLEMENTAL
AND CONTENT AREA (GRADES EC-12)

Teach All-Level ESL In Content Area

This certification area qualifies you to teach English as Second Language, Grades EC-12.  This is not a stand-alone certificate but attaches to the base level of a content area certificate. You must pass the ESL EC-12 #154 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

MATHEMATICS (GRADES 4-8)

Teach Elementary/Middle School Mathematics

This certification area qualifies you to teach Mathematics, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the Math 4-8 #115 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE (GRADES 4-8)

Teach Elementary/Middle School Mathematics and Science

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE 4-8

This certification area qualifies you to teach Mathematics and Science, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the Math/Science 4-8 #114 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

MATHEMATICS (GRADES 7-12)

Teach Middle to High School Mathematics

This certification area qualifies you to teach Mathematics, Grades 7-12.  You must pass the Math 7-12 #235 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

SCIENCE (GRADES 4-8)

Teach Elementary/Middle School Science

This certification area qualifies you to teach Science, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the Science 4-8 #116 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

SCIENCE (GRADES 7-12)

Teach Middle to High School Science

This certification area qualifies you to teach Science, Grades 7-12.  You must pass the Science 7-12 #236 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

SOCIAL STUDIES (GRADES 4-8)

Teach Elementary/Middle School Social Studies

This certification area qualifies you to teach Social Studies, Grades 4-8.  You must pass the Social Studies 4-8 #118 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES EC-12)

Teach All-Level Special Education

This certification area qualifies you to teach Special Education, Grades EC-12.  You must pass the Special Education 7-12 #161 and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

BILINGUAL EDUCATION SUPPLEMENTAL
AND CORE SUBJECTS (EC-6) 
TEACH ELEMENTARY BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Teach Elementary Bilingual Education-Spanish 

This certification area qualifies you to teach Bilingual Education. This is not a stand-alone certificate but attaches to a content area certificate. You must pass the Bilingual Supplemental #164 and Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test - Spanish #190, and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exams to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

JROTC (GRADES 6-12)

Teach Middle to High School JROTC

This certification area qualifies you to teach JROTC, Grades 6-12. Testing is not  required. You must pass the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 #160 Exam to earn the Texas Standard Teacher Certificate. We value the United States Military. The total program fee to earn JROTC 6-12 certification is $200!