Initial Teacher Certification Interested in becoming a teacher for the first time?
The Region 13 Educator Certification Program (ECP) provides an opportunity for professionals from many different fields to become teachers through an alternative route to certification in Texas, rather than following the traditional college route.
Additional Certification Area Already certified and want to add an additional area of certification?
In most cases you can add an extra area of certification simply by taking a TExES exam in the new content area. For a list of tests available visit the ETS website.
Prepare for TExES Certification Exams Need help preparing for a TExES exam?
Visit our current listing TExES content prep sessions offered to help prepare you for a variety of certification area exams.
Certification Renewal Already certified and need to keep your current certificate active?
An educator with a standard certificate in Texas is required to renew his or her standard certificate(s) every five years. Renewal requires 150 clock hours of Continuing Professional Education. For more information visit the TEA website.
Professional Development Hours Need Professional Development Hours?
Visit our course catalog for a complete list of CPE approved course offerings relevant to the grade level or content that you teach.