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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.



* 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.


  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: $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

  • 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


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.

Tuition: About






$30 each module


ENROLLMENT TUITION: $100 each module



TUITION: $300 monthly*

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