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Teacher certification standards and Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exams have been developed and implemented for Career and Technical Education (CTE) program areas. 

Work Experience, Licensure and Degree Information

  • Three program areas require related work experience for certification and completion of an educator preparation program: 
    • Trade and Industrial Education (TIE)
    • Health Science Technology Education (HSTE)
    • Initial Marketing Education (MED) 
  • TIE and HSTE also require professional licensure or certification within the field to be taught.
  • All certifications, except the Trade and Industrial Education (TIE), require at least a bachelor's degree.
  • Marketing Education 8-12 may be added through Certification by Examination for Texas educators who hold a current valid classroom teaching certificate and verified work experience. 

Testing Information

All initial program area certifications require successful completion of a Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam. 


April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.

April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.

April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.

April 10, 2014

2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles now available on TEA website

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the 2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website.