THE TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
Faith-Based Texas Standard Teacher Certificate Programs
Wherever you go, let your faith lead.
WE ARE TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS!
The Texas Institute for Teacher Education offers the lowest tuition of any TEA-Approved Teacher Certification Program by eliminating many costs associated with earning a
Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.
We are a private, faith-based Educator Preparation Program and do not receive any state or federal funding.
Your tuition supports our mission to prepare teacher candidates for the teaching ministry.
TUITION & FEE SCHEDULE
* The Professional Internship tuition is submitted in monthly payments of $300 while enrolled in the Professional Internship (PPRO 5383) for one full school year.
Internship extensions require additional monthly payments.
Practicums outside a 50 mile radius of Dallas incur a fee of $300.
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY CERTIFICATION FEES
TExES Content and Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Examination Fees: $116 (Submitted directly to Pearson Education)
Certification Fees: $78 (Submitted directly to the Texas Education Agency)
Fingerprinting Fee: $52.20 (Submitted directly to the Texas Education Agency)
TEA Technology Fee: $35 (Submitted to TEA via TXITE for Test Requests)
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.
Military 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
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 that are waived for active duty service members and veterans:
Educational Aide certificate
Standard certificate requiring completion of an educator preparation program
Review of credentials
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:
Preliminary criminal history evaluation fees
Renewal fees including late and reactivation 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
Due to the competitive nature of the program, limited roster space, and the teacher shortage, tuition refund requests are not granted. Candidates adhere to the tuition schedule in effect at the time of their program completion.
You can pay your tuition fees online with confidence. We use a leading payment gateway, to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions for our teacher candidates. The Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks.
The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
$30 each module