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Helpful Certification Links

Click here to view TEA's 'Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas' information.

Click here to view TEA's 'Becoming a Certified Texas Educator Through an Alternative Certification Program' Information 
An alternative certification program is designed for college graduates who meet criteria (bachelor's degree and 2.75 GPA) to obtain teacher certification through plans approved by the state of Texas and is considered an `alternative` route because it accomplishes certification outside of the traditional university program setting.

Educator Testing:
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/educator-testing  

Adding additional certifications by exam:
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/additional-certifications

Texas Educator Certification Exams:
http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html

Study Guides and Information to Prepare for a TExES exam:
http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html

Registering for a TExES exam:
http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Register.html

TExES content exam approval:
http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_RegistrationInformation.html

Looking up a Certificate:
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/certificate-lookup

Certification Renewal Requirements:
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/certification-renewals

TEA Login (TEAL account):
https://tealprod.tea.state.tx.us/

Creating TEAL account:

http://www.tx.nesinc.com/content/docs/TX_AccountRegisterSchedule.pdf 


Fingerprinting:
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/investigations/fingerprinting/fingerprinting-for-certificate-applicants

Out of State Certification:

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/out-of-state-certification
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/out-of-state-certification/out-of-state-certified-educators

TEA Certification Customer Service Help Desk Tickets:
https://helpdesk.tea.texas.gov/hc/en-us