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Texas Alternative Teacher Certification

Texas Online Teacher
Certification Program

Each state has unique requirements for teacher certification. At iteach, we assist our students in meeting the requirements for their state and prepare them to excel in the classroom.


Once you hold an undergraduate degree with a 2.5 GPA, identify your content area, and pass an introductory course, you can enroll into iteach.


Work at your own pace, via our online coursework, and pass your content area test so you can be eligible for hire. You can start teaching with a temporary license. Many of our candidates are able to start teaching in as few as 6 weeks.


Teach for one year with full pay and benefits. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, you will be recommended for your standard teaching certificate.

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Start the Teacher Certification Process

Begin working on our “Professional Learning and the Path to Certification” course while you assemble your application. This is the first step in the teacher certification process.

  • Apply online – it only takes a few minutes and it is free!
  • Anyone can complete our first course, which provides an in-depth overview of teacher certification and includes a host of additional resources for prospective teachers. If you are interested in teaching, this course is a great way to explore the field and decide if a career as a teacher is right for you.
  • Work on this overview course while you prepare your online application.
  • Our online courses are designed to prepare anyone to be an excellent teacher. They are self-paced, do not require scheduled class meetings, and you can get started today.
  • Start the iteach overview course and begin your application for the iteach Teacher Certification program, at no cost. You will gain immediate access to your first training course upon application.
  • Transcripts – To get accepted into our program, we need your transcripts. Email bachelor degree transcripts to or mail official copies to PO Box 1626 Denton, Texas 76202. If you don’t have your transcripts, visit your college or university website and request transcripts from your school’s registrar.

Texas Teacher Certification Training

Training with iteachTEXAS begins immediately upon completing the free application and start the overview course, 5000. Once you enroll, complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace.

    • 5100 – Learning Environments
    • 5200 – Learner Development
    • 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
    • 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • 5500 – Learner Differences and Special Needs
  • 5600 – Diverse Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
  • 5800 – Comprehensive Program Review

Within the iteachTEXAS course curriculum, educators will demonstrate the ability to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction  (TEPC 5300 – Planning for Instruction and Assessment, TEPC 5400 –  Literacy, 21st Century Instruction, and Pedagogical Content Knowledge).  The educator will also demonstrate effective use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to improve teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student academic achievement (TEPC 5700 –  Your Field Experience).


You will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.

Complete course 5700, a residency-specific course, during your first year in the classroom.


You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to be enrolled into the iteachTEXAS Educator Preparation Program with TCTX 5300 completed, 30 hours of observation logged, and content test(s) passed.

You may obtain a job placement in any public, charter or TEA recognized private school.


During the residency, you will be assigned an iteachTEXAS field supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.


Some iteachTEXAS candidates elect to complete their field experience through a clinical teaching placement. This is an unpaid option similar to “student teaching.” The advantage of a clinical teaching placement is that it allows you to earn your Standard Teaching Certificate in as little as six months.

iteachTEXAS offers a 14-week, five-day-a-week, full-day clinical teaching option. Our statewide clinical program, which has limited enrollment period in the spring semester, is designed to provide a placement based on content areas in which you have demonstrated mastery. You must understand that during the clinical teaching time you are under the direction of the classroom cooperating teacher. Failure to follow the directions and guidance of the cooperating teacher will result in release from the program.

Clinical placement is secured by iteach on your behalf. You should not contact a school district directly to request a clinical placement.

iteachTEXAS Teacher Certification Areas

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (Grades 6-12)
  • American Sign Language (Grades EC-12)
  • Art (Grades EC-12)
  • Business and Finance (Grades 6-12)
  • Bilingual Supplemental (EC-12)
  • Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
  • Computer Science: (Grades 8-12)
  • Core Subjects (Grades 4-8)
  • Core Subjects (Grades EC-6)
  • Dance (Grades 6-12)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Grades EC-12)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 7-12)
  • English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
  • ESL Supplemental BTLPT (EC-12)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Grades 6-12)
  • Health (Grades EC-12)
  • Health Science (Grades 6-12)
  • History (Grades 7-12)
  • Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences (Grades 8-12)
  • Human Development and Family Studies (Grades 8-12)
  • Journalism (Grades 7-12)
  • Languages Other Than English – French (Grades EC-12)
  • Languages Other Than English – German (Grades EC-12)
  • Languages Other Than English – Mandarin Chinese (Grades EC-12)
  • Languages Other Than English – Spanish (Grades EC-12)


  • Life Science (Grades 7-12)
  • Marketing (Grades 6-12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 4-8)
  • Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering (Grades 6-12)
  • Mathematics/Science (Grades 4-8)
  • Music (Grades EC-12)
  • Physical Education (Grades EC-12)
  • Physical Science (Grades 6-12)
  • Physical Science/Mathematics/Engineering (Grades 8-12)
  • Physics/Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) (Grades 6-12)
  • Science (Grades 4-8)
  • Science (Grades 7-12)
  • Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
  • Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
  • Special Education (Grades EC-12)
  • Speech (Grades 7-12)
  • Technology Applications: (Grades EC-12)
  • Technology Education (Grades 6-12)
  • Theatre (Grades EC-12)
  • Trade and Industrial Education (Grades 6-12)

Submit Your Transcripts

Submit bachelor degree transcripts (use or or mail to PO Box 1626 Denton, Texas 76202)

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iteachTEXAS Brings You More Value

We want to help you overcome any obstacles you may face while you are getting certified and beyond. That is why we offer FREE test prep, access to Teaching Channel, and a path to get your master’s degree.

Free Test Prep

When it comes to teacher certification there are some required tests that you have to pass, so let’s make sure you are prepared. We provide Free Test Prep upon enrollment so you can confidently take your tests and pass!

Professional Development

Teaching Channel provides online instructional courses of real teachers teaching in the classroom. And you can use up to 15 hours of Teaching Channel online courses towards your required observation hours.

Master's Pathway

iteach has partnered with American College of Education to help our candidates transfer up to 12 hours of iteach credit towards a master’s degree with ACE.

With iteach, You Get More Value. 

Our plan is designed so that you can start teaching quickly and affordably.

iteach brings you more value

We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification. What that means is once you are enrolled, you can immediately begin your observation hours with Teaching Channel and then quickly start studying for your initial exams so you can get hired.

Monthly Plan

$4,250*total cost

Application Fee
Enrollment Fee
Monthly While Enrolled
Teaching Channel Access
Test Prep
Closest Competitor

$4,650total cost

Application Fee
Enrollment Fee
Monthly Payments