Texas Alternative Teacher Certification: How It Works

Walk Through Our Teacher Certification Process

Texas Teacher Certification

You can truly MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of others as a teacher and we can partner with you to achieve this dream! iteach Texas is the best program, providing the best opportunities.

Use the information below to learn exactly how our certification process works!

Walk Through Our
Teacher Certification Process

To help with the online teacher certification process, we have put together various links with the graphics and videos to help walk you through the process. Please click on the links in red for more information.


We have better training, to ensure your classroom readiness, through our online coursework to save you time.  We have the most affordable PRICING STRUCTURE, to save you money.  We provide you the best opportunities to secure the best teaching jobs through our Getting Hired Resources.

iteach Texas Program Overview

Teacher Certification Field Experience

Teacher Certification Testing

Enroll. Train. Teach.

Getting your teaching certification is a simple, straightforward process. Listed below is a breakdown of the steps required to complete your journey of becoming a professional educator in the state of Texas:


It is easy and free to apply!


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • 2.5 GPA minimum

Still in college or graduated outside the U.S.?  To learn about admission requirements, click the link and scroll down to the bottom for additional information.

Curious what you are eligible to teach? Learn how iteach identifies certification areas.


Once accepted, you must officially enroll in the program.

The monthly payment option requires a $99 enrollment fee and a commitment to $99 monthly payment. Once the field experience begins, the payments will increase, and your balance will be divided out over the course of your two semester field experience. All fees must be paid in full by the end of your field experience.


Once enrolled in the program, you will have access to your instructional coursework, 5000.02 – 5600. Your coursework will be accessed through Canvas. Your coursework is self-paced until you begin your field experience. In order to be eligible for hire 5000.02, 5100, 5200, and 5300 must be completed.


You will need to pass a content test prior to being eligible for hire. We will help identify this area based on college coursework. With our monthly payment plan, you have access to test prep for free!

Once a content test is passed and all instructional coursework (5000 – 5600) is complete, you can request approval for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam. 


Once your content test(s) are passed, 4 Pre-Hire courses are completed and your 30 hours of Classroom Observation Hours logged, you are eligible to be hired.

When Can I Get Hired?

You can be eligible for hire within 8-10 weeks from enrollment. You just need to complete the following items:

  1. 30 Hours of Observation Logged
  2. First 4 Courses Completed (5000.02-5300)
  3. Content Test Passed (including all supplemental tests)

You will be provided a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) for hire.


After we receive your Statement of Eligibility for hire, you will be assigned an iteach Texas supervisor who will observe you during your two semester Field Experience.


Once you are hired, all instructional coursework through 5600 must be complete within four months of your start date. By the end of your two semester field experience, all tests must be passed including your PPR, successful field experience, and your balance paid in full. 


Congratulations! At this point, you will have successfully completed your first year as a professional educator, received your Standard Certificate, and will be on your way to an impactful career as a teacher.

Texas Teacher
Certification Pricing

iteach Texas is the most affordable option with our flexible pricing structure that allows you to begin for $99 and be certified for as little as $4,399.

This PROGRAM FAQ VIDEO will answer our most frequently asked question about the program’s timeline.


You can also reach us at 940-383-8100 to discuss this further.

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Start your new career as a teacher today. Click the button below to apply for the iteach Texas online teacher certification program.

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