Test Registration and Preparation

Tests are administered by testing vendors. You must have approval to test, unless you are Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) candidate.

TEA does not review or endorse test preparation material beyond what the testing company may have on its website. For assistance with test preparation, contact an Educator Preparation Program, school district, or a regional service center.

Testing Vendors

There are currently three testing vendors for obtaining Texas certification.

Educational Testing Service

Educational Testing Service (outside source) administers the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES), Texas Examinations of Master Teachers (TExMaT), and the Texas Assessment of Sign Communication (TASC and TASC-ASL)

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (outside source), through its testing division Language Testing International (LTI), administers oral and written tests in a number of languages for Texas teachers, for use with Bilingual Education and Languages Other Than English (LOTE) certificates.

Call LTI at 1-800-486-8444 for registration assistance.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Foreign Language and Bilingual Exams

Arabic - LOTE and BilingualJapanese - LOTE and Bilingual
Chinese (Mandarin) - LOTE and Bilingual Russian - LOTE only
Hindi - LOTE onlyTurkish - LOTE only
Italian - LOTE onlyVietnamese - LOTE and Bilingual
Texas passing standards on ACTFL tests (PDF, 69 KB)

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

See the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences website (outside source) for exams and study guides used for Texas certification.