Texas Teacher Certification Frequently Asked Questions
Texas Online Teacher Certification Application Process
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
You may apply at any time; iteachTEXAS does not have any application deadlines.
DO I HAVE TO REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS OR DOES ITEACHTEXAS REQUEST THEM FOR ME?
It is your responsibility to request that your transcripts be sent to iteachTEXAS; iteachTEXAS does not request transcripts on your behalf. If you already have official transcripts, you may mail them directly to iteachTEXAS.
Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to email@example.com
Mail transcripts to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
WHERE DO I MAIL MY TRANSCRIPTS?
Mail your transcripts and other application materials to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
WHAT IF MY GRADUATING GPA IS LESS THAN 2.5?
By state rule, you must have a minimum graduating GPA of 2.5 or a GPA of 2.5 in your last 60 hours of college coursework. If you are unsure whether you meet this requirement, you can evaluate your GPA using our GPA calculator tool (Excel file, 39KB).
Graduate courses taken at an accredited college or university may be included in your calculation for your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.
If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, you will need to take additional undergraduate or graduate coursework in order to improve your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework
Texas Teacher Certification Testing Questions
HOW ARE CERTIFICATION AREAS IDENTIFIED?
iteachTEXAS determines your eligibility for certification in a content area during your application evaluation. Qualifications for content area certification may be demonstrated by:
- Conferred degree in a specific content area based on an academic major. If your undergraduate or graduate degree directly relates to a content area, this area will be identified for enrollment.
- If you do not have an academic major in a specific certification area, then iteachTEXAS will review transcripts for at least 15 hours in identified content areas of English, math, science, and social studies for Core Subjects, 4-8 Subject Test or EC-12 Special Education.
You can elect to take a test for identification of a specific content area via the TExES Content Test or TXPACT Test passed.
Online Teacher Certification Program Cost
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The total program cost is $4,250.
HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO GET STARTED?
$250.00; you can begin the iteachTEXAS program with a $25.00 Application Fee and a $225.00 Enrollment Fee. All other fees ($4000.00) are deferred, interest free, until you begin your field experience.
CAN I USE FINANCIAL AID?
No, iteachTEXAS is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.
Required Texas Teacher Field Experience
DOES ITEACHTEXAS PLACE ME IN A TEACHING JOB?
No; teacher hiring decisions are made by school principals and district administrators. Therefore, no teacher certification program, including iteachTEXAS, can guarantee you a teaching position.
iteachTEXAS does provide necessary documentation that you are eligible for a your Intern/Probationary Certificate; this is an essential part of the application process for uncertified teachers. In addition, we provide information about the school hiring process and notify candidates about teacher openings to give you the best chance of finding a teaching job. To date, more than 9,000 teachers have obtain teaching jobs while enrolled in the iteachTEXAS program.
WHEN CAN I SECURE A TEACHING JOB?
You may begin securing an internship as soon as you are accepted into the iteachTEXAS program and fulfill the initial requirements of:
- 30 hours of observation
- Completion the Pre-Hired Courses (5100 – 5300)
- Content test passed (including all supplemental test, if needed) in the area of hire
Once you have fulfilled the initial requirements listed above, you will receive a Statement of Eligibility. You provide this form to school districts for verification of eligibility for field experience. Once you obtain a field experience placement, you must complete all of the program requirements by the end of your field experience.
Online Teacher Certification Timeline
HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?
You must complete your instructional coursework within a few months. The whole iteachTEXAS program is designed to be completed within one school year, but you have two full school years to find a teaching position while enrolled in the iteachTEXAS program.
Teacher Certification Technical Requirements Questions
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