Certification Areas and Requirements

Educational Requirements

Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, and the All Content Accelerated programs

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree earned from and conferred by an accredited institution of higher education that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Your grade point average (GPA) is determined in one of the following two ways: 2.5 on all coursework (includes all courses from all institutions) OR 2.75 in last 60 semester hours of completed coursework. Please Note: Any applicant who does not meet the 2.5 GPA requirement must provide a passing score on a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification to be considered for admission.

CTE Certification Areas

CTE certification areas require varying educational levels ranging from High School diploma, Associate, or Bachelor’s degree.

Content Area Proficiency

Each certification area has specific methods in which candidates are required to demonstrate their content area proficiency. Select the program from the list below to view specific requirements.

Accredited Institutions

Accredited Institutions

Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to view all accredited institutions in the United States

Foreign Institution Degree

Foreign Institution Degree

Learn more about applying with a degree from a foreign institution

Certification Areas

Critical needs areas in which there is an anticipated shortage of teachers and receive a $2,000 scholarship applied to your program tuition.

Elementary Grades EC-6

Core Subjects EC-6

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours)
  • Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Bilingual Core Subjects Spanish EC-6

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours)
  • Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Bilingual Core Subjects Spanish EC-6 / Special Education EC-12 Dual Certification

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours)
  • Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

ESL Core Subjects EC-6

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours)
  • Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Middle Level Grades 4-8

English Language Arts & Reading 4-8

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in English Language Arts

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies 4-8

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

36 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in English Language Arts and Social Studies:

  • English (minimum 12 hours)
  • History (minimum 6 hours)
  • Economics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Government (minimum 3 hours)
  • Remaining 12 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Mathematics 4-8

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Mathematics:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Mathematics/Science 4-8

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

36 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in Mathematics and Science:

  • Mathematics upper level (minimum 12 hours)
  • Physics (minimum 6 hours)
  • Chemistry (minimum 6 hours)
  • Biology (minimum 6 hours)
  • Remaining 6 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Science 4-8

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • Physics and/or Chemistry (minimum 6 hours)
  • Biology (minimum 9 hours)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Social Studies 4-8

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • History (minimum 9 hours)
  • Economics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Government (minimum 3 hours)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Secondary Grades 6-12

English Language Arts & Reading 7-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in English/Language Arts

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Mathematics 7-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in Mathematics:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Math/Physics 7-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Mathematics and Physics:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level Mathematics
  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level Physics

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Math/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

36 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • Mathematics (minimum 9 hours)
  • Chemistry (minimum 6 hours)
  • Physics (minimum 6 hours)
  • Engineering (minimum 12 hours)
  • Remaining 3 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Science 7-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

36 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • Physics (minimum 6 hours)
  • Chemistry (minimum 6 hours)
  • Biology (minimum 6 hours)
  • Remaining 18 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Social Studies 7-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

36 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • Economics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Government (minimum 6 hours)
  • History (minimum 6 hours)
  • Remaining 21 hours comprised of any above listed subject

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

All Level Grades EC-12

American Sign Language (ASL) EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in American Sign Language (ASL):

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Art EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Art:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) French EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Foreign Language Area

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) German EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Foreign Language Area

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Latin EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Foreign Language Area

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Foreign Language Area

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Music EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Music:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Physical Education EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Physical Education:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Special Education EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours) o Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

  • For test information and registration visit Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.
  • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #291 Core Subjects EC-6 for Elementary level positions, or Test Code #211 Core Subjects 4-8 for Middle school level positions, or Test Code #231 ELA grades 7- 12, or Test code #235 Math 7-12 for High school level positions

Theatre Arts EC-12

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) reflected on transcript in Theatre Arts:

  • 12 of the 24 semester hours should reflect upper level coursework

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Special Education Grades EC-12

Special Education EC-12 (SPED)

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours)
  • Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government)
  • Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

  • For test information and registration visit Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.
  • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #291 Core Subjects EC-6 for Elementary level positions, or Test Code #211 Core Subjects 4-8 for Middle school level positions, or Test Code #231 ELA grades 7- 12, or Test code #235 Math 7-12 for High school level positions

Bilingual Core Subjects EC-6 / Special Education EC-12 Dual Certification

Content Area Proficiency

Determined in ONE of the following ways:

24 semester hours (with coursework minimum GPA of 2.5) in combination of the following:

  • English (minimum 6 hours)
  • Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
  • Natural Science (minimum 3 hours)
  • Social Studies (minimum 3 hours) (includes: History, Economics, Government) o Remaining 9 hours comprised of any above listed subject
  • NOTE: Statistics will not be counted as principle mathematics course, but will fulfill remaining 9 hour requirement

OR

Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Career and Technical Education

Trades & Industrial Education 6-12 (Non Degree)

Content Area Proficiency and Certification-Related Licensure/Work Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Five years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered
  • Licensure, certification, or registration by a national recognized agency or successful performance on NOCTI exam is required by end of program
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended
  3. Submit Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) form
  4. Submit copy of licensure, certification, or registration by a national recognized agency or successful performance on NOCTI exam is required by end of program

Trades & Industrial Education 6-12 (Associates Degree)

Content Area Proficiency and Certification-Related Licensure/Work Experience:
  • Associates Degree (from an accredited institution of higher education) with coursework documented on transcript related to certification area
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered
  • Licensure, certification, or registration by a national recognized agency or successful performance on NOCTI exam is required by end of program
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended
  2. Submit Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) form
  3. Submit copy of licensure, certification, or registration by a national recognized agency or successful performance on NOCTI exam is required by end of program

Trades & Industrial Education 6-12 (Bachelors Degree)

Content Area Proficiency and Certification-Related Licensure/Work Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree (from an accredited institution of higher education) with coursework documented on transcript related to certification area
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. Up to 18 months of the wage-earning experience can be met through a formal documented internship.
  • Licensure, certification, or registration by a national recognized agency or successful performance on NOCTI exam is required by end of program
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended
  3. Submit Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) form
  4. Submit copy of licensure, certification, or registration by a national recognized agency or successful performance on NOCTI exam is required by end of program

Health Science 6-12 (Testing Prerequisite Required) Associate Degree

Content Area Proficiency and Certification-Related Licensure/Work Experience:
  • Current medical or health care licensure, certification, or registration by nationally recognized agency
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning experience utilizing medical or health care license, certification, or registration.
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Submit the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), current medical or health licensure and all official transcripts to Region 13.
  2. If the requirements are met to pursue a Health Science certification, instructions to pay for the test prep fee will be emailed
  3. Pay the test prep fee ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
  4. Complete the Health Science TEXES Prep Course and submit completed 30 Hours Field Based Experience* to specialist.
  5. Specialist will review completion of Health Science TEXES Prep Course and 30 Hours of Field Based Experience and send instructions for registering for the exam.
  6. Register for the 273 Health Science 6-12 exam
  7. Submit a copy of test scores for the test listed above

Marketing 6-12 (Testing Prerequisite Required)

Content Area Proficiency and Certification-Related Licensure/Work Experience:
  • Two years of full time wage earning work experience required.
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Submit the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), and all official transcripts to Region 13.
  2. If the requirements are met to pursue a Marketing certification, instructions to pay for the test prep fee will be emailed
  3. Pay the test prep fee *all fees are non-refundable (The testing fee will be discounted from the pre-service (boot camp) fee prior to the beginning of classes. 
  4. Complete the Marketing TEXES Study Plan and submit completed 30 Hours Field Based Experience* to specialist.
  5. Specialist will review completion of Marketing TEXES Study Plan and 30 Hours of Field Based Experience and send instructions for registering for the exam.
  6. Register for the 275 Marketing 6-12 exam
  7. Submit a copy of test scores for the test listed above.

Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources 6-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Business and Finance 6-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification.

Family and Consumer Sciences: Composite 6-12

Content Area Proficiency

Family and Consumer Sciences: Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences 8-12

Content Area Proficiency

Family and Consumer Sciences: Human Development and Family Studies 8-12

Content Area Proficiency

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) 6-12

Content Area Proficiency and Certification-Related Licensure:
  • Joint Services Transcript or Military Transcript
  • Licensure or Certification in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
  • If you have one year of previous teaching experience as a JROTC instructor in a school district, please provide a copy of your most current service record
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended
  2. Submit Joint Services Transcript or Military Transcript
  3. Submit a copy of licensure or certification in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
  4. Submit teaching service record (if applicable)

Math/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12

Content Area Proficiency:
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Submit the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), and all official transcripts to Region 13.
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended
  3. Submit copy of PACT scores for test listed above

Technology Education 6-12

Content Area Proficiency:
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification
Special Application Instructions:
  1. Submit the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), and all official transcripts to Region 13.
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended
  3. Submit copy of PACT scores for test listed above

All Content Accelerated: Elementary Grades EC-6

Bilingual Core Subjects Spanish EC-6

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Core Subjects EC-6 and Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish
    • For test information and registration visit Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.
    • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #291 Core Subjects EC-6
    • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #190 – Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Bilingual Core Subjects Spanish EC-6 / Special Education EC-12 Dual Certification

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Core Subjects EC-6, Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish, and Special Education EC-12
    • For test information and registration visit Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.
    • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #291 Core Subjects EC-6
    • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #190 – Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish
    • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #161 – Special Education EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

ESL Core Subjects EC-6

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Core Subjects EC-6
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

All Content Accelerated: Middle Level Grades 4-8

English Language Arts & Reading 4-8

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: English Language Arts & Reading 4-8
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies 4-8

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification:English Language Arts & Reading/ Social Studies 4-8
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Mathematics 4-8

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Mathematics 4-8
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Mathematics/Science 4-8

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Mathematics/Science 4-8
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Science 4-8

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Science 4-8
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Social Studies 4-8

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification:Social Studies 4-8
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

All Content Accelerated: Secondary Grades 6-12

English Language Arts & Reading 7-12

Content Area Proficiency

  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: English Language Arts & Reading 7-12

Special Application Instructions

  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Mathematics 7-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Mathematics 7-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Math/Physics 7-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Mathematics/Physics 7-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Math/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering 6-1
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Physical Science 6-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Physical Science 6-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Science 7-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Science 7-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Social Studies 7-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Social Studies 7-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

All Content Accelerated: All Level Grades EC-12

American Sign Language (ASL) EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: American Sign Language EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Art EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Art EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) French EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Languages Other Than English (LOTE) French EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) German EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Languages Other Than English (LOTE) German EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Latin EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Latin EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Music EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Music EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Physical Education EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Physical Education EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Special Education EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification:
    • For test information and registration visit Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.
    • Register for the PACT Test using Test Code #161- Special Education EC-12, and Test Code #291 – Core Subjects EC-6 for Elementary level positions, or Test Code #211 – Core Subjects 4-8 for Middle School level positions, or Test Code #231 – ELA 7-12, or Test Code #235 – Math 7-12 for High School level positions
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Theatre Arts EC-12

Content Area Proficiency
  • Applicant has passed a TExES Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in the area of teaching certification: Theatre Arts EC-12
Special Application Instructions
  1. Complete the Region 13 ECP application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended including Transfer Colleges
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (see website for form)
  4. Submit copy of PACT scores
  5. Mandatory Interview

 

Application Process

  1. Complete the Region 13 application and pay the online application fee *all fees are non-refundable
  2. Submit official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended
  3. Submit three confidential professional reference forms (Elementary, Secondary, and SPED programs)
  4. Optional: Submit copy of scores (Submission of these scores is optional. Scores will provide additional information used in the selection process that may be helpful but is not required for admission):
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • ACT
    • SAT
    • TASP/THEA
    • COMPASS
    • ACCUPLACER

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