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Requirements for Standard Certification

Certification Eligibility

To qualify to be recommended for a Standard teaching certificate, a candidate must:

  • Be admitted to the Teacher Certification Program;
  • Complete specified course work for the certification area;
  • Pass the appropriate content-area TExES test(s);
  • Pass the pedagogy and professional responsibilities TExES test;
  • Successfully complete clinical teaching requirements;
  • Complete a Bachelor’s degree with the required GPA; and
  • Clear a state and national criminal background check.
  • Be recommended to TEA by the UTPB Certification Officer.

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