Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas
There are five requirements to become a certified teacher.
- Obtain a Bachelor’s Degree - You must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- The Texas Administrative Code requires that candidates completing a Texas program must have a degree from a university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
- U.S. Department of Education Database for Accredited Colleges and Universities (outside source)
- Health Science Technology and Trades & Industrial Education certifications are exempt from the Bachelor's degree requirement
Resources to Help Pay for Educator Preparation