Certification Announcements and Updates

These announcements include information about educator certification and testing.

2019-2020 Teacher Shortage Areas

The 2019-2020 teacher shortage areas are now available.

New Test Exemptions for Educators Who Hold a Standard Certificate Outside of Texas

A new process allows the exemption of Texas tests for eligible individuals certified outside the state, in accordance with 19 TAC Chapter 152, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Examination Requirements, §152.1001, Exceptions to Examination Requirements for Individuals Certified Outside the State.

Instructions and required documents have been detailed on the Out-of-State Tests Exemption page

Minimum Salary Schedule

The 2019-2020 minimum salary schedule is now available.