Become a Classroom Teacher in Texas
For information about obtaining your Texas Certification, "Becoming a Teacher" and other certification information, please contact the Texas Education Agency:
TEA Education Certification Website or Phone: (512) 936-8400
Alternative Certification Programs
Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and wish to become an educator in Texas?
Alternative certification programs (ACP’s) offer a nontraditional certification route that may allow you to teach while completing the requirements. Visit the TEA website for more information on becoming a Texas Educator through an ACP.
Highly Qualified Paraprofessional
Must meet one of the following requirements to be considered HQ:•2 years of study at an institution of higher education [48 semester hours (or equivalent trimester hours)]•Associate’s (or higher) degree; or•Met a rigorous standard of quality through a formal state/local assessment