Texas - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to become a certified teacher in Texas, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree, complete an approved teacher preparation program, and pass a certification examination.


(a) Initial standard classroom teacher certificates that are not based on experience and preparation in a skill area shall require:
(1) a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
(2) completion of and recommendation by an approved educator preparation program (EPP); and
(3) submission of passing scores on comprehensive examinations prescribed by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as specified in ยง230.21 of this title (relating to Educator Assessment).

Adopting Authority: 
Independent Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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