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Texas Standard Teacher Certificate

Wherever you go, let your faith lead.

At The Texas Institute for Teacher Education, our faith-based approach means that you'll experience education that extends beyond the classroom. Our programs are designed to foster a strong foundation of values, ethics, and principles that guide both your personal and professional life. You'll be part of a community that supports your professional growth and encourages you to make a positive impact in the classroom.

Affordability Without Compromise 


Our commitment to affordability does not compromise the quality of education you'll receive. Our experienced faculty members provide engaging and rigorous instruction, ensuring that you're well-prepared to excel in your classroom. You'll benefit from a comprehensive curriculum that integrates faith-based education with academic excellence.

Join Our Faith-Centered Community


At The Texas Institute for Teacher Education, you'll become part of a community that shares your values and aspirations. Whether you're seeking a faith-based education or simply a supportive and inclusive learning environment, you'll find it here. Our commitment to nurturing your professional and spiritual growth is at the heart of everything we do. 


Plan Your Certification Journey Today 


Embark on an educational journey that embraces both your faith and your financial reality. We offer you the opportunity to receive an exceptional education that is affordable and accessible. Take the first step toward your future by exploring our certification programs and connecting with us to learn more.

Simple Tuition & Fees

Admission Application 

$99 monthly
while enrolled  in
Modules 1-10

$369 monthly
while teaching as an Intern or Probationary  

Total Program Tuition

This varies depending on how quickly you complete the program.

Fast progress means tuition savings!


Tuition is remitted in monthly payments of $99 while enrolled in Modules 1-10.


Once hired as an Intern/Probationary Teacher and enrolled in Modules 11/12,

tuition is remitted in monthly payments of $369. 


*Monthly internship payments cease once the candidate is recommended for the 

Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

The internship length is one full school year per TEA regulations. 


  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. Out of District Fee: Internships outside a 35 mile radius of our Dallas office incur an additional fee of $500.00.

  5. Test Request Fee: $35 for each exam

  6. $10 Monthly Technology Fee

  7. $31 Licensure Acquisition Fee

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 and admission application 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.

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