Texas Teacher Certification
We are here for you through every step of the process to certification. Our research-based curriculum and high-quality supervisors will help you feel highly prepared to succeed in the classroom.
Below are the requirements for acceptance into the iteach alternative teacher certification program.
Requirements for Program Admission
Email your official transcripts to email@example.com or mail official copies to PO Box 1626 Denton, TX 76202. If you don’t have your transcripts, visit your college or university website and request transcripts from your school’s registrar.
Complete introductory course 5000
Pay your $99 enrollment fee
Acknowledge your Letter of Agreement
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How to Get Certified to
Teach the Subject You Want
iteach can help you get certified for specific subject areas.
All teachers must meet criteria set by the state of Texas to teach a subject. This requirement is often referred to as your “certification area” or your “content area.”
iteach determines the subject (content area) you are eligible to teach when we review your application. You qualify to teach a content area if you meet one of these criteria:
- Have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a content area you would like to teach, OR
- You provide college transcripts showing you have taken at least 15 hours of courses in English, Math, Science or Social Studies (to teach grades 4-8 in those subjects), OR
- You provide transcripts showing you have taken at least 12 hours of English, Math, Science and Social Studies (to teach EC-6 CORE, 4-8 CORE or EC-12 Special Education)
- To teach outside of your identified content area, you must submit a request to iteach to take a TExES content exam in your desired content area and successfully pass your exam.
- Review our test prep guide to answer all your questions about the testing process.
- Questions? Call us at (866) 928-7369.
Texas Teacher Certification
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (Grades 6-12)
- American Sign Language (Grades EC-12)
- Art (Grades EC-12)
- Business and Finance (Grades 6-12)
- Bilingual Supplemental (EC-12)
- Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
- Computer Science (Grades 8-12)
- Core Subjects (Grades 4-8)
- Core Subjects (Grades EC-6)
- Dance (Grades 6-12)
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Grades EC-12)
- English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8)
- English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 7-12)
- English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
- ESL Supplemental BTLPT (EC-12)
- Family and Consumer Sciences (Grades 6-12)
If you are completing your final semester of coursework for your bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution of higher education, you may be eligible for admission on a contingent basis.
To qualify for contingency admittance, include the documents below, along with your application.
- Letter of completion from an academic advisor or registrar’s office. (This letter must indicate that you are currently completing your final semester and are eligible for graduation.)
- Official transcripts up through the previous semester
- Spring graduates may apply January 1 – May 1
- Summer graduates may apply June 1 – August 1
- Fall graduates may apply September 1 – December 1
After acceptance as a contingency candidate, you may move forward to test in any content area and begin your coursework.
To transition to full-program admission, you will need to meet our general admissions requirements and provide an official transcript showing you have a conferred degree. Once completed, we will send you a Statement of Eligibility, which qualifies you to be hired in a teaching position.
- Correspond using your personal email account
- Access to a personal (not school) computer
- Add iteach.net to your contacts list
- Verification of Work Authorization Status. If not a U.S. citizen, you must provide verification of lawful permanent residence and a copy of your current Green Card at the time of application with at least two years of employment eligibility.
Outside of United States
Graduates from a university outside the United States or its territories will need to provide:
- An original Foreign Credential Review of college degree(s) from an approved agency. The following organizations are members of either the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and have been vetted by the TEA to provide specific required information in the evaluation for educators applying for a Texas review of credentials. For your credential evaluation to be accepted, you must select a company from this list.
- Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
- Bruscan Educational Information Services
- Center for Educational Documentation, Inc.
- Educational Perspectives
- Educational Records Evaluation Service
- Foreign Credential Evaluations, Inc.
- Foreign Credential Services of America
- Foundation for International Services, Inc.
- Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- Global Education Group, Inc.
- Globe Language Services
- Institute of Foreign Credential Services (IFCS)
- International Academic Credential Evaluator, Inc
- International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
- International Evaluation Service
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
- Scholaro (formerly Foreign Credits, Inc.)
- SDR Educational Consultants
- SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
- World Education Services, Inc.
- Worldwide Education Consultant Services, Inc.
The credential evaluation must include the following information:
- Verification that one holds the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree granted by an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, including the month, day, and year that the degree was conferred
- U.S. equivalency for each credential
- Course-by-course analysis
- Cumulative GPA of credit hours
Submit acceptable documentation of English language proficiency by one of the following options:.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Proof of oral English language proficiency through verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing. You may use the institution code B291 when registering for the TOEFL on the ETS website to send scores directly to iteachTEXAS. NOTE:TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date. If your scores are older than two years, you will be required to retest.
- Earned Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. university. Please send official transcripts.
- Or if an undergraduate or graduate degree was earned at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States But appears on the Attached Graphic, you may be exempt from the TOEFL iBT test, CLICK HERE.