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.