State Disclosures

You will find specific disclosures that are provided by the state to ensure you fully understand the background check requirements, the current teacher shortages and consumer information about iteach

Criminal History Background Check

Candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator and/or prior to clinical teaching.

iteach does not offer an advisory opinion on one’s criminal history.  Since we do not handle the background check, it would be purely speculative.

Various state Administrative Codes will offer information regarding the issuance of certification to individuals with a criminal background. Please check with your state for specific details. However, it will be most difficult to impossible for an individual with certain misdemeanor or felony criminal records, deferred adjudication, or on probationary to obtain a field experience placement.  If you have questions regarding your eligibility for hire, it may be in your best interest to consult with private counsel.

Under recent legislation (HB963-Guillen) SBEC is required to issue, upon request, criminal history evaluation letter to persons contemplating entering a profession requiring a license. This will help individuals to determine if they would likely be denied a license/certification because of the criminal histories.

For additional information please contact 

SBEC Customer Service

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm CST

(512) 936-8400 local;

(888) 863-5880 toll free


Supply and Demand on the Educator Workforce

Each district will have unique teaching needs through the school year.  You may find it difficult to secure a position, such as, EC-6 Core Subjects or a highly specialized content area, therefore it is imperative you visit with districts in your area to see what their areas of need are.  You must make yourself as marketable as possible; iteach encourages you to test in more than one content area if you have significant content knowledge pertaining to more than one content area.

Teacher Shortage Areas in Texas 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 teacher shortage areas for Texas are: 

Declared Areas – All levels unless noted

• Bilingual/English as a Second Language

• Career and Technical Education (secondary level only)

• Computer Science/Technology Applications

• English Language Arts and Reading (secondary level only)

• Mathematics (secondary level only)

• Science (secondary level only)

• Social Studies (secondary level only)

• Special Education

The following are critical shortage areas allowing individuals to apply for TEACH Grants and/or Public Service Loan Forgiveness:

• Bilingual/English as a Second Language

• Career and Technical Education (secondary level only)

• Computer Science/Technology Applications

• Special Education


EPP Performance Over Time

To learn more about the accountability performance of iteach in Texas, please visit the Texas Education Agency dashboard.

Conflict Resolution Policy

iteach continually strives to provide the best service possible. If you have any complaint regarding the iteach program, please submit your concerns in writing within 10 working days of the occurrence to:

Zach Rozell or

Zach Rozell

PO BOX 1626

Denton TX 76202

In an effort to resolve any issues, the program complaint policy must be the first course of action taken.  Prior to filing or posting a complaint via a different entity, website, or publication, the candidate must first comply with the program complaint policy.  No other party can used.

The written complaint must clearly state the facts that are the subject of the complaint. In your correspondence, please provide your current role (candidate, principal, etc.).  Also a citation of State Administrative Code, State Education Code or the Letter of Agreement violation must be included in the complaint.

The candidate’s concerns are shared with other members of the management team. A member of the management team will then visit with the candidate’s instructor, field supervisor and campus administrator, if applicable, and the candidate to gather all the facts related to the complaint.  The candidate’s entire file will be provided to the Review Committee for review.

The candidate will be notified within 30 days of the decision of the Review Committee.  This decision cannot be appealed.

To file a complaint with TEA, please click here

Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Forecasting and Planning

Recruitment Campaigns

Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

Career Pathing Solutions

Skill Development Solutions


Service Area B: Professional Development 

Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

Professional Development Courses 

New Teacher Programs 

Teacher Institutes 

Video Library Subscriptions 


Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

RISE Summer School Program 

Supplemental Curricula 

Teacher Coaching 

Institute Courses for Teachers 


Service Area D: Continuing Education 

Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

Learning Pathways and Certificates 

Master’s Degree Programs 

Doctorate Degree Programs 


Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

Strategic Planning 

Equity Consulting 

Leadership Coaching 

Custom Packages