Certification by exam requiring a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Educators who hold a current valid classroom teaching certificate and bachelors degree may add marketing, health science and trades and industrial education with verified work experience and current licensure when required.

Experience and Licensure Verification Options

Verification of experience and licensure can be through an approved educator preparation program or employing school district.

Marketing with SOQ

A marketing education certification may be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate with verified work experience.

  • Current valid Texas classroom teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two yeas of full-time wage-earning experience in one or more marketing occupations
  • Marketing test
  • Verification completed by your district will be submitted to TEA for test authorization
  • The EPP will grant test authorization if eligible

Once successful test results are in your TEA educator account you must contact our office for application instructions.

Health Science with SOQ

A health science certification may be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate with verified work experience and current licensure, certification or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner.

  • Current valid Texas classroom teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning work experience as a health professions practitioner in a field that is nationally recognized by an accrediting agency
  • Current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner
  • Health Science test
  • Verification completed by your district will be submitted to TEA for test authorization
  • The EPP will grant test authorization if eligible

Once successful test results are in your TEA educator account you must contact our office for application instructions.

Trade and Industrial Education with SOQ

A trade and industrial education certification may be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate with verified work experience and current licensure, certification, or registration by a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency in any approved occupations for the classes you will be teaching.

  • Current valid Texas classroom teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities for Trade and Industrial Education test
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning work experience within the past ten years
  • Current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency based on a recognized test or measurement
  • Pass the appropriate National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment if licensure, certification, or registration is not based on a recognized test or measurement
  • Verification completed by the district will be submitted to TEA for test authorization
  • The EPP will grant test authorization if eligible

Once successful test results are in your TEA educator account you must contact our office for application instructions.

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