Part 1: Pass the TExES exam http://www.tx.nesinc.com/
Part 2: Submit online application
Part 3: Submit all transcripts for review
Part 4: Haberman online teacher pre-screener interview
Part 5: Acceptance letter
Part 6: Orientation
If you have reason to believe that you may be ineligible for educator certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense, it is advised that you request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation. For more information or to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation, visit the Texas Education Agency Website.
Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT): This is the teacher content certification exam also known as the TExES content certification exams. The exams are referred to as PACT when a person is seeking entrance into an Alternative Certification Program.
A passing score on a PACT is required for admission to TOPP.
You are eligible to take a PACT if:
If you are not eligible to take a PACT:
Preparing for the exams:
For degrees conferred outside of the U.S.:
You are required to have a complete transcript review by an approved Foreign Credential Evaluation Service.
If English is not your first language:
You must also take and pass the TOEFL iBT test, which measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level.
Submit transcripts, transcript evaluation, and passing TOEFL scores to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required TOEFL scores
Earn your teacher certification or earn dual credit toward your administrative certification while working on your teacher certification.
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