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Certification Information

Texas is always looking for excellent teachers. The state faces a continuing shortage of qualified educators. This section contains information on the following:

Becoming a Teacher

Information on becoming a Texas classroom teacher.

Renewal Information

Standard certificate renewal requirements

Certification by Exam

Adding additional classroom areas to your Standard Classroom Teaching certificate

Assignment Chart (PDF 705.46 KB)

Assignment information for educators serving in Texas schools

Virtual Certificate Information

How to access to the virtual certificates

Principal and Superintendent Certification

Obtaining certification through a Texas Approved Educator Preparation program

Student Services Certification

Becoming a School Counselor, School Librarian, Educational Diagnostician, Reading Specialist or Master Teacher in Texas

Educational Aide Certification

Application instructions for becoming an Educational Aide

Related Sites

Texas Regional Education Service Centers

National Association of State Director of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) [outside source]

U.S. Department of Education (outside source)

U.S. Department of Education - State Education Agencies (outside source)

Texas Register (outside source)