Test Approval

You must be approved to register for tests.

Pre-Admission Content Testing

You may attempt Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT) to demonstrate content mastery if you have never been admitted to a Texas-approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and you hold a bachelor’s degree or greater from an accredited university.

Candidates in Educator Preparation Programs

You must be approved by your EPP to test.

Additional Certification by Exam

If you hold a valid Texas classroom teaching certificate and a bachelor's degree you may add classroom certification areas by successfully completing the appropriate test.

Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Testing

If you hold teaching credentials from another state or country you must apply for a review of credentials for testing approval.

Charter School Testing

Charter schools may require their teachers to demonstrate content mastery in their assignment.

  • Testing is limited to the teacher content exams.
  • Sign up for your exam with the appropriate testing vendor. You do not need a TEA account to register as a charter school candidate.