Contact Information

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

Phone: (512) 463-9734

Texas Department of Education: http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/

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: http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=25769812551

Evaluation Process for Licensure includes:

  • Complete an approved by recommended Entity for the specific certificate desired.
  • Hold a master's degree from an institution of higher education that is accredited by an accrediting agency, as recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Complete the required test.
  • Have two years of classroom teaching experience in a public or accredited private school.

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: http://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=25769823478&libID=25769823576

MLA Citation "Texas." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959146?tab=1.

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