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New Information / Changes

Teacher Certification Redesign:
https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/educator-initiatives-and-performance/teacher-certification-redesign

Information on PACT exam: 
January 2020- Texas Educator Preparation Program may require candidates to pass the PACT exam before entering their program.  TX PACT exams are not the same as the TEXES content-pedagogy certification exams used for standard certification. https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/certification/educator-testing/pre-admission-content-test

Register and study information for PACT:
https://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_FacultyPACT.html

Science of Teaching Reading Exam (STR):
Starting January 2021, aspiring teacher candidates will need to take the Science of Teaching Reading exam (STR), if pursuing certification in an elementary or middle school content area.
https://tea.texas.gov/academics/early-childhood-education/reading-practices-faq#str