THE TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

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Teaching Through Grace and Peace

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PROGRAM TUITION

Select Your Preferred Program and Tuition Plan

Texas Standard Teacher Certificate

FULLY ONLINE CLINICAL (STUDENT) TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

$2150

Application Fee: $50

Enrollment Fee: $100

Practicum Fee: $2000 (8 payments of $250 once placed as a Clinical or Student Teacher.)

Teacher Certification and TExES exam fees are submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Pearson Education. The TEA Technology Fee ($55) is submitted to TEA via a separate TXITE payment. Out of State internships incur a fee of $1000 to cover TEA fees. Placements outside a 75 mile radius of Dallas incur a fee of $250. 

FULLY ONLINE PROBATIONARY/INTERN TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

$2900

Application Fee: $50

Enrollment Fee: $100 

Practicum Fee: $2750 (11 payments of $250 once employed as an Intern/Probationary Teacher of Record.)

Teacher Certification and TExES exam fees are submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Pearson Education. The TEA Technology Fee ($55) is submitted to TEA via a separate TXITE payment. Out of State internships incur a fee of $1000 to cover TEA fees. Placements outside a 75 mile radius of Dallas incur a fee of $250. 

WE ARE TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS!

The Texas Institute for Teacher Education offers the lowest tuition of any teacher certification program by eliminating many costs associated with earning a Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

TUITION COMPARISON FOR A TEXAS STANDARD TEACHER CERTIFICATE

FEE SCHEDULE

Application Fee (Submitted Upon Program Application.)

Enrollment Fee (Submitted Upon Enrollment in Pre-Teaching Coursework.)

Professional Practicum Fee (Submitted once hired as a Teacher of Record earning the same salary and benefits as other first year teachers or enrolled as a Clinical Teacher in the 14 week internship.)

The total program fee for JROTC 6-12 Certification is $200!

Due to the competitive nature of the program, limited roster space, and the teacher shortage, tuition refund requests are not granted. Intern/Probationary and Clinical Teachers who withdraw from the Professional Practicum are not responsible for any remaining monthly payments.

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY CERTIFICATION FEES

  1. TExES Content and Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Examination Fees: $116 (Submitted directly to Pearson Education)

  2. Certification Fees: $78 (Submitted directly to the Texas Education Agency)

  3. Fingerprinting Fee: $52.20 (Submitted directly to the Texas Education Agency)

  4. TEA Technology Fee: $55 (Submitted to TEA via TXITE)  

Financial Resources for Teacher Training

 

The following programs and grants are designed to help you become a certified teacher.

Troops to Teachers offers guidance and support for military veterans to make the transition from active duty into teaching.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness - The Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act authorizes up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for eligible teachers.

 

G.I. Bill Benefits for Test Fees

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to allow veterans and other eligible persons to receive reimbursement for the cost of certification tests. This approval has been made effective, retroactively, as of March 1, 2001. The veteran or other eligible person must submit two forms to the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Regional Office, in Muskogee, OK.

  • Application for Licensing and Certification Testing Fee Reimbursement

  • VA Form 22-1990- Application for VA Education Benefits (for Veterans) or VA Form 22-5490- Application for Survivor's and Dependents Educational Assistance

 

To obtain these forms and further information contact the Texas Workforce Commission Veterans Education office at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, (512) 463-3168.

For Our Military  Community

Effective September 1, 2015 the TEA will waive certain fees for eligible military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

 

Fee Exemption Requirements

Set up your educator account if you have not already done so. Before completing an application, you must submit your military exemption request.

 

Securely upload the following documents for review:

  • A written request for the exemption, including your TEA ID or the last four digits of your social security number

  • Current email address and daytime phone number

  • Active duty service members – military ID (front and back) and current state ID

  • Veterans – Current state ID and DD-214 (member-4) that shows release or separation from active duty was under honorable conditions

  • Military spouses of active duty service members – spouse's current state and military ID (front and back), active duty service member’s current state and military ID (front and back), and a copy of the marriage license. Military spouses of active duty members are exempt from the following application fees:

  • Review of Credentials

  • One-Year Certificate

  • Standard certificates for subject areas approved in your review of credentials

  • $11 of the registration fee for certification examinations administered by Pearson and approved as part of the review of credentials

  • Test-Limit Waiver for examinations approved in your review of credentials

 

After the military documents have been reviewed, you will be notified by email with instructions.

If you are unable to upload your documents, mail them to:

 

Texas Education Agency
Division of Educator Certification 
1701 N. Congress Ave., WBT 5-100
Austin, Texas 78701

 

Fees Waived

Fees that are waived for active duty service members and veterans:

  • Educational Aide certificate

  • Intern certificate

  • Probationary certificate

  • Standard certificate requiring completion of an educator preparation program

  • Review of credentials

  • One-Year certificate

  • Standard certificates for subject areas approved in a review of credentials

  • $11 of the registration fee for certification examinations administered by Pearson, this does not include registration fees for tests taken for certification by exam only

  • Test-Limit Waiver (this does not include waivers for tests taken for certification by exam only)

 

Fees Not Waived

Fees that are not waived for eligible members of the military community:

  • Fingerprint fee

  • Preliminary criminal history evaluation fees

  • Renewal fees including late and reactivation fees

  • Reinstatement fees 

  • Certificates earned through exam only

  • Registration fees for tests taken for certification by exam only

  • Registration fees for certification examinations administrated by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

  • Test-Limit Waiver for tests taken for certification by examination

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