Secondary (High School) Education

Gaining Initial Certification

Certification for elementary education (preschool), elementary school, high school and special education runs through similar process. However, with high school, subject specialization is a requirement:
  1. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to be certified to teach high school. Every potential elementary school teacher must have an academic major in a specific major such as math, English, biology, history, geography, etc... Additionally, teacher training courses and secondary education courses must be taken as a part of that program.
  2. You must also complete teacher training through an approved program in
    the state of Texas.
    These programs are offered through various colleges and
    universities, school districts, regional service centers, community colleges, and other entities.
    Additionally some also offered online, make sure to check this website to see if a Texas online certification course is offered here.
    They must be approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  3. You must successfully complete the appropriate teacher certification tests for the specific subject you want to teach. These tests, also known as the TExES tests are available in each of the subjects taught in high school. You must make sure to take the specific test in the subject you would like to be certified to teach in. These areas could include, but are not limited to, math, English, biology, history, geography, art, music, physical education, etc...

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