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 (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.

Paraprofessionals in the Classroom

    1. Must obtain an educational aide certification (applied for unop employment)
    2. Must meet one of the following requirements to be considered Highly Qualified:
      • 2 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)
     
  • Tara Matthews

    Tara Matthews

    Director of Human Resources
    972.429.3034
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  • 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