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Certification Plans, Required Courses, and Course Registration

Texas Education Agency Required Coursework
(300 Clock Hours) 
Academic Year 2022-24


Per the Texas Administrative Code (§228), every TEA-approved educator preparation program must provide each teacher candidate with a minimum of 300 clock-hours of coursework and/or training. Unless a candidate qualifies as a late hire, a candidate must complete the following prior to any clinical teaching or internship:

  1. a minimum of 30 clock-hours of field-based experience. Up to 15 clock-hours of this field-based experience may be provided by use of electronic transmission or other video or technology-based method; and

  2. 150 clock-hours of coursework and/or training as prescribed in §228.30(d):

  • designing clear, well-organized, sequential, engaging, and flexible lessons that reflect best practice, align with standards and related content, are appropriate for diverse learners and encourage higher-order thinking, persistence, and achievement;

  • formally and informally collecting, analyzing, and using student progress data to inform instruction and make needed lesson adjustments;

  • ensuring high levels of learning, social-emotional development, and achievement for all students through knowledge of students, proven practices, and differentiated instruction;

  • clearly and accurately communicating to support persistence, deeper learning, and effective effort;

  • organizing a safe, accessible, and efficient classroom;

  • establishing, communicating, and maintaining clear expectations for student behavior;

  • leading a mutually respectful and collaborative class of actively engaged learners;

  • meeting expectations for attendance, professional appearance, decorum, procedural, ethical, legal, and statutory responsibilities;

  • reflect on his or her practice; and

  • effectively communicating with students, families, colleagues, and community members.

  • Internship. An internship must be for a minimum of one full school year for the classroom teacher assignment or assignments that match the certification category or categories for which the candidate is prepared by TXITE.

Required Coursework for Certification Categories

Texas Standard Teacher Certificate


Step 1: Teaching Preparation Modules

BILG 5000 Content Pedagogy and Teaching Demonstrations

BILG 5312 Introduction to Education

BILG 5312 LAB Content Pedagogy and Classroom Observations

ESLS 5312 Teaching English as a Second Language

SPED 5312 Teaching Special Education

Step 2: Pre-Teaching Assignment Module

BILG 6000 Advanced Content Pedagogy and TExES Preparation

Step 3: Teaching Assignment Module

PPRO 5383 Professional Internship (One Full School Year)

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