Texas Teacher Certification Plan
Students desiring a Texas Teaching Certificate (24 graduate semester credit hours) must pass a PACT exam, meet the requirements of the Educator Preparation Program and have a bachelor’s degree.
State (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-942-2209.
Testing Eligibility And Registration Procedures
All certification candidates must pass two certification examinations — one in the content area (PACT) and one in pedagogy and professional responsibilities (PPR). Candidates with a foreign language as a content area will also be required to take the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT).
In order for applicants of Angelo State University to enter into a post-baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification Program they must pass their Content Area PACT. After acceptance into the program and completion of required coursework teacher candidates at Angelo State University will be approved to take the PPR Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) when they are approved for Clinical Teacher or Internship.
Texas Teaching Certificate Requirements Courses Hours EDG 6310 Behavior Management 3 EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School System 3 EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment 3 EDG 6317 Teaching Diverse Populations 3 EDG 6318 Role of the Teacher 3 EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children 3 EDG 5361 Internship (takentwice) -or- 6 EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching 6 Total SCH for Teacher Certificate 24
TExES Registration Procedures
Registration for the TExES examination is online. Instructions for the online registration process are located on the College of Education website. Candidates needing special testing arrangements should notify the director of certification in the College of Education for registration assistance.
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a federally funded program to assist military personnel and veterans transition to a new career as public school teachers in “high-needs” schools and districts. Counseling, referral, and placement assistance is provided through a network of state offices. In some cases TTT provides financial assistance to eligible veterans. For more information, please visit the Texas Troops to Teachers website.