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.
All initial program area certifications require successful completion of a Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam.
March 06, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has advised the Texas Education Agency
that the state’s waiver request to address the issue of multiple assessments
for students taking Algebra I at the middle school level will not be granted.
February 28, 2014
The Texas Education Agency today released accreditation statuses for
school districts and charters across the state. Accreditation statuses are
based on state academic accountability ratings, the Financial Integrity Rating
System of Texas (known commonly as School FIRST), data reporting, special
program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory
February 27, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael
Williams announced today that Project Share, the Texas Education Agency’s
online learning community, has surpassed three million subscribers.
February 25, 2014
The February issue of the Texas Education Today newsletter offers information about new graduation requirements, missed instructional day waivers, and celebrates outstanding teachers and schools.