Texas Admission Requirements

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Texas Admission Requirements
December 11, 2020 Eddie Renz

TX-Pact Test Program Enrollment

We have received questions about the new admission rule change to require the TX-PACT test for program enrollment, and the simple answer is – there is no recent rule change. The current admission rules have been in place since January 2020.

While some programs require the TX-PACT test for enrollment, it is not a state requirement for program enrollment.

Under Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 227, Subchapter A, Rule 227.10, the following is required for program enrollment:

  • Bachelors Degree (or be in your final semester)
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Identification of a content certification area based upon semester credit hour

While the TX-PACT can be used for program enrollment, the state rule is only required if a candidate does not have a 2.5 GPA. A PACT is NOT necessary for candidates who meet the 2.5 GPA and have completed a minimum of either 12 or 15 semester credit hours of coursework.

So what is the TX-PACT test?

The TX-PACT test can be used for admission into a preparation program, but TX-PACT cannot be used for the issuance of your state certification.  You will still be required to take the TExES content and PPR test for program completion.  The TX-PACT is an additional requirement which adds $106 to the program cost and delays your timeline for program enrollment.

iteachTEXAS is committed to your success. We would not ask you to take an additional test that would delay your program enrollment, nor do we desire to add $106 to your certification cost.

Please see how content areas are identified:  https://iteach.net/blog/texas-content-identification/

For a step by step guide of the iteachTEXAS program, please CLICK HERE.

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