New Fields and Classes
An educator preparation program rated “Accredited” by TEA may apply to offer new fields or classes of certification or clinical teaching by submitting the appropriate documents to Sandra Nix.
Applications for New Certification Fields
Applications for New Professional Certification Classes
Application for Clinical Teaching (PDF, 52KB)
Resources for Educator Preparation Programs (EPP)
Texas Administrative Code §229.9 requires fees for services such as applications to offer new certification fields or classes. All fees must be paid to TEA-Accounting, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 at the time the application is submitted. Payment of fees does not guarantee approval to offer new certifications.
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Staff Information
New Certification Field
New Certification Class
New Educator Preparation Program
$1000.00 for application, plus another $1000.00 for pre-approval site visit
Fee Payment Form (Word, 30KB)
New Program Application
An entity seeking to provide a new educator preparation program must submit a full proposal to TEA staff and pay the application fee. If the proposal is accepted for consideration by the State Board for Education Certification, the pre-approval site visit fee must also be paid. Payment of fees does not guarantee approval to operate. Entities seeking to offer a new educator preparation program are encouraged to attend a new applicant workshop at the Texas Education Agency to prepare for submitting the formal proposal. TEA staff will provide detailed information for completing each section of the proposal. Typically workshops are held twice annually. There is no cost to attend this meeting, but reservations are required. Please contact Sandra Nix for reservations and more information.
TEA is not currently accepting applications for new educator preparation programs.
Application for Out-of-State Student Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Internship or Field-Based Experience
An approved Texas educator preparation program may apply to offer student teaching, clinical teaching, internship or field-based experience in another state or U.S. territory by submitting a full proposal to TEA staff. Please submit completed proposals to Sandra Nix.
Out-of-State Application (PDF, 173 KB)
An approved Texas educator preparation may apply to offer student teaching or clinical teaching in another country in a school approved by the U. S. State Department by submitting a full proposal to TEA staff. Please submit completed proposals to Sandra Nix.
Out-of-Country Application (PDF, 160 KB)