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 (ACP)

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and wish to become an educator in Texas? Alternative certification programs (ACPs) offer a nontraditional certification route that may allow you to serve as a teacher while completing the requirements. Visit the TEA website to become a Texas Educator through an ACP.

Paraprofessionals in the Classroom

    1. Must obtain an educational aide certification (applied for upon employment)
    2. Must meet one of the following requirements to be considered Highly Qualified:
      • Two years of study at an institution of higher education [48 semester hours (or equivalent trimester hours)]; or
      • Associate’s (or higher) degree; or
      • Met a rigorous standard of quality through a formal state/local assessment (provided by Wylie ISD upon employment)
  • Texas Education Agency Educator Certification

    Phone hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm (CST)
    Phone: (512) 936-8400 (Option #2)
    Testing questions: (512) 463-9039