Entities that want to provide a new educator preparation program (EPP) or existing EPPs that want to add new certification fields must submit one of the applications detailed below.
New Program Application
An entity that wants to provide a new EPP must submit a full proposal to TEA staff and pay an application fee (fee information is listed below). If the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) approves the proposal, the entity must also pay a post-approval site visit fee. Payment of fees does not guarantee approval to operate.
TEA offers new applicant workshops twice a year to help aspiring EPPs with the formal proposal process. At the workshop, TEA staff provides detailed information on completing each section of the proposal. The meeting is free, but a reservation is required. Please contact Sandra Nix at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and more information.
New Fields and Classes
An EPP rated "accredited" by SBEC may apply to offer new fields or classes of certification or clinical teaching by submitting the appropriate documents to Sandra Nix at email@example.com.
Application for Out-of-State Student Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Internship or Field-Based Experience
An approved Texas educator preparation program may apply to offer student teaching, clinical teaching, internship or field-based experience in another state or U.S. territory by submitting a full proposal to TEA staff. Please submit completed proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The out-of-state application can be found here:
Out-of-State Application (PDF, 173 KB)
An approved Texas educator preparation may apply to offer student teaching or clinical teaching in another country at a school approved by the US State Department by submitting a full proposal to TEA staff. Please submit completed proposals to email@example.com.
The out-of-country application can be found here:
Out-of-Country Application (PDF, 160 KB)
The table below lists required fees for new programs and new fields and classes. For more information about these fees, read Texas Administrative Code §229.9. All fees must be paid when the application is submitted. Payment of fees does not guarantee approval to offer new certifications. Send payment to:
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
New Certification Field
New Certification Class
New Educator Preparation Program
$1000.00 for application, plus another $1000.00 for pre-approval site visit