Stay current by reviewing certification announcements and updates.
Educator account setup instructions, including step-by-step instructions and guides, can be found by using the ECOS for Educator tab at the top of the page. If you have trouble setting up your account, you may contact your ESC representative.
Certification information for Texas teachers and those seeking Texas certification:
- Approved Texas Educator Preparation Programs
- Becoming a Texas teacher
- Military Community
- Out-of-State certified educators
- Out-of-Country certified educators
- Renewing a standard certificate
- Additional certification by examination
- Additional certification by examination that requires work experience
- Principal and Superintendent certification
- Student Services certification
- Educational Aides
- Revalidating a lifetime certificate
- Name change for certification
- Test information
- Virtual certificate information
- Science of Teaching Reading (STR) Exam
Assignment information for Texas teachers and school districts:
- School district hiring information
- State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules
- Teacher Assignment Chart is currently being updated. Visit Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments for assignment information.
- Permit rules for school districts
Additional Information and Sites Related to Certification
Helpful links and information related to Texas certification:
- Investigations and criminal background status
- Educator standards
- Texas Regional Education Service Centers
- National Association of State Director of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) [outside source]
- U.S. Department of Education (outside source)
- U.S. Department of Education - State Education Agencies (outside source)
- Texas Register (outside source)
Option 2-Educator Certification
Option 5-Educator Preparation Programs
Testing questions: (512) 463-9039
Staff in the Division of Educator Certification are also available via the TEA Help desk.
Allow several business days for staff to respond to your ticket.