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Contact Information

Texas Education Agency
Educator Certification & Standards
1701 North Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701-1494

Phone: (512) 463-9734

Texas Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: No, however a candidate must demonstrate two years of successful classroom teaching in an accredited school.

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No, but will be accepted in lieu of the Texas examinations if out of state applicant with a score of 150 or above.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, the Texas Examination of Educator Standards is required with a score of 240 from total of 300. Applicants who have met comparable passing scores on selected tests from Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico and Oklahoma must submit a Test Score/Passing Verification Release Authorization Form.

Description: This is a Student Services Certificate with requirements that can be found at:

Evaluation Process for Licensure includes:

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Assessments (NBPTS) is accepted for certification testing requirements in Texas.

Reciprocity: Yes, through the newest agreement by the Texas Department of Education:

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