Useful links from the Texas Education Agency website:
National Criminal History Checks
TEA conducts a national criminal history check on all applicants for certification. You have the right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation from TEA using the link above.
Choosing an Educator Preparation Program
The Texas Education Agency ensures that the state's EPPs are high-quality institutions that recruit and prepare qualified educators to meet the
needs of all learners in today's and tomorrow's Texas classrooms.
Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs
The information posted is available to assist individuals interested in obtaining a teaching certificate to select the educator preparation program
that best meets their needs.
Accountability System for Educator Preparation
You may access the performance over time of the EPP for the past five years using the link above.
Texas law requires that educators pass appropriate tests to become certified. The office of Educator Testing oversees testing requirements for the state of Texas.
Effective September 1, 2015 the TEA will waive certain fees for eligible military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
If you hold an educator credential from another state or country, you must apply for a review of your credentials.
Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers
This page provides links to the minimum salary schedules for Texas classroom teachers, full-time librarians and full-time counselors.
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Two statewide employment websites are available free to those seeking jobs with Texas school districts and charters.
Foreign Credential Evaluation Services
List of Reviewed Foreign Credential Evaluator Providers
Complaints Against Educator Preparation Programs
Supply and Demand in the Educator Work Force
2020-2021 Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness Programs
Teacher Attrition by LEA Size 2016-17 through 2020-21
This report shows teacher attrition, aggregated by local education agency (LEA, i.e., a school district or charter school organization) size, for all standard certified
teachers in Texas. Teachers who were not certified or were teaching with non-standard certificates were excluded from the analysis.
Employed and Certified Teachers by Preparation Route 2014-15 through 2020-21
This table shows the number of teachers with standard and lifetime certificates who were employed in the Texas public school system on a half-time
or more basis, aggregated by preparation route of initial certification, for the last five academic years.