TExES Success Office
The TExES Success Office is responsible for helping students prepare for the statewide educator certification exams, including the TExES, AAFCS, and PASL exams.
Start with the Getting Started section of this page for information on setting up your TEAL Account, as well as to locate specific information about your required certification exams.
December practice exam dates are now available through the calendar below. Once a spot is taken, the registration form will disappear, but the appointment will still show up on the calendar. You will need to find another available date/time in this case. Our last Saturday session for Fall 2021 is December 18th. If you have issues registering for the December 18th date, please email COE-TSO@unt.edu.
Director of TExES Success
Office Support Associate
Preparing for Exams
State Testing Policy
Texas Administrative Code, §230.21(e) specifies the laws for educator testing which UNT must abide by. All certification candidates need to be aware that current law limits the number of attempts that can be made for each exam. Students will have a total of five attempts (initial, and 4 retakes) on each of their required certification exams. Candidates who are unsuccessful after their fifth attempt must request additional attempts through a test-limit waiver.
Members of the military and their spouses may be eligible for certain fee waivers in regards to certification expenses. Currently, UNT has no programs that offer assistance with the expense of your exams or certification fees. It is the student's responsibility to secure funding for exams, fingerprinting, and application fees related to the certification process.
All certification candidates should be aware that state testing and certification requirements can and do change often. While UNT endeavors to communicate all upcoming changes to former students, it is the responsibility of each student to stay current on any exam changes or certification requirements.
UNT Testing Policy
All Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate candidates are granted test approval for their certification exams upon admission to the Teacher Education program. Candidates in professional programs (i.e. Principal, Superintendent, School Counseling, School Librarian, or Educational Diagnostician) will receive test approval after certain program requirements have been satisfied (please visit with your program advisor for more information). UNT will only grant test approval for exams directly related to your certification program. If a district wishes to hire you for an area not associated with your certification program, you must wait until you have graduated and obtained your initial teaching certificate before you will be eligible to take additional exams. There is no exception to this policy. Candidates do not need to provide UNT with their testing results, as the TExES Success Office automatically receives them.
Candidates for certification are ineligible to be certified if they have not passed all required exams, including any supplemental exams that were part of their program at UNT. It is in a candidate’s best interest to complete all testing prior to graduation. Students who graduate and do not pass all of their certification exams or do not apply for certification before exams expire will not receive automatic approval to the new exams. If you are a former student whose program or exams have expired, please read Former Students/Expired Exams section under Exam Registration for more information about the process to request test approval.
All candidates should be aware of the costs associated with certification upon admission to the Teacher Education program. The cost for TExES certification exams ranges from $116 - $200 per exam. (NOTE: Principal candidates should be aware that there is an additional $375 Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) in additional to their TExES certification exam.) Candidates can locate the cost of their TExES certification exams by going to http://tx.nesinc.com and locating the required exams under the Exams menu. Candidates who are not sure which exams are required for their program should download their program-specific Testing Plan from the Getting Started menu.
TExES Exam Requirements
Undergraduate students must take their content and all applicable supplemental (Science of Teaching Reading, ESL, Bilingual, BTLPT, or Special Education EC-12) PRACTICE exams prior to any observations courses (i.e. prior to PDS 1, EDCI 4500, EDSE 4840, etc.). Practice exams can be scheduled using the calendar on this page. Students must take their REAL content and all applicable supplemental exams the semester prior to Clinical Teaching (i.e. during PDS 1, EDCI 4500, EDSE 4840, etc.). Students must take their REAL pedagogy (PPR EC-12) exam during their Clinical Teaching semester.
Post-Baccalaureate students should take their practice exams prior to their real exam. Students will take their REAL content and all applicable supplemental exams the semester prior to Clinical Teaching, and will take their REAL pedagogy exam during their Clinical Teaching semester. If you are planning to complete Practicum in place of Clinical Teaching, please contact your program advisor about the testing requirements related to the issuance of Intern and Probationary certification. You will not be eligible for Practicum if you have not completed the appropriate exam requirements
Unsuccessful Testing Attempts
Students who are unsuccessful in their testing attempts will receive an email from the TExES Success Office with information about how to gain test approval for their next attempt. UNT must manually grant test approval between attempts. Please wait for our office to contact you before you reach out with questions; we will likely address all questions in our correspondence to you.
UNT’s policy for granting successive test attempts is based upon a tiered remediation system. Students must complete all remediation as detailed in our correspondence to you in order to satisfy requirements and be released for an additional attempt.
- 1st Failed Attempt - Candidates will be granted approval for a second attempt and encouraged to take a practice exam.
- 2nd Failed Attempt - Candidates will be required to complete remediation before being allowed to retest.
- 3rd Failed Attempt - Candidates will be required to complete additional remediation before being allowed to retest.
- 4th Failed Attempt - Candidates must receive program approval for a 5th attempt.
- 5th Failed Attempt - Candidates are required to complete educational activities determine by the Texas Education Agency, pay a fee, and file a test-limit waiver with the Texas Education Agency for approval to retest. UNT must sign the waiver request before you submit it to the Texas Education Agency, but will not sign incomplete waivers. You must complete all required hours of activities before UNT will sign off.
Admission, Review and Retention (ARR) Committee
Candidates who do not meet testing requirements for Clinical Teaching may file an appeal with the Department of Teacher Education ARR Committee. To initiate an appeal, candidates must complete the Admission, Retention and Review Appeal Form and attach the required materials and documents along with their appeal statement.×
- Materials for all candidates
TExES Preparation Manuals - Provides a breakdown of the exams, strategies for taking the exams, and sample questions with rationales. Each certification exam has it's own Preparation Manual.
TExES Student Profile Worksheet - Designed to gather information that may help you prepare for your certification exams.
TEKS Standards - The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills are the standards that your state certification exams are testing you over. Do you know what TEKS you will be responsible to teach or how to align them to each grade level? Being familiar with the TEKS will not only help you on your exams, but will help prepare you for your teaching career.
240 Tutoring - Online, comprehensive study guides, flashcards, and practice exams that are guaranteed to prepare a student for their certification exams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite to the site and receive a discount of the normal price. You must use your UNT email address. Students who ask for the discount will pay a monthly subscription of $20 and will have access to every study guide offered by 240 Tutoring. The normal price is $39.99/mo. You can cancel at any time.
Certify Teacher - Interactive practice exams, study materials, flashcards, and more. UNT Students can receive a discount on products by using their UNT email address and the promotion code UNT4728. This code is only valid for UNT students.
Study.com — Videos, quizzes, and study guides for educator candidates in various subject areas.
TExES PPR EC-12 (160) 5e Book+Online Test Package — Package include a diagnostic test to identify areas of need, a study book, and 3 full-length practice tests that feature timed testing conditions, automatic scoring, and detailed answer explanations.
CrashCourse — Short YouTube videos on various subjects such as history, science, and economics.
Khan Academy — Free online review and study for subjects in Math, History, Grammar, Science, and more.
PPR EC-12 Video Review — Video with 40 sample PPR EC-12 exam questions and answer rationales. Take the quiz along with the narrator, pausing after each question and answer choice is given, then resume play after you have selected your answer to hear the correct answer choice and rationale.
Interactive Practice Exams — Interactive exam simulation featuring sample exam questions, comprehensive, immediate feedback on your performance, and a realistic online experience similar to an actual computer-administered testing environment. $10 fee applies to all practice exams.
T-CERT - Texas Certification Exam Review created to help TExES candidates pass their certification exams. $30 for 60 day access to all modules on the site. Current modules include: Core EC-6, Math 4-8, Math 7-12, Science 4-8, Science 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, PPR EC-12, Special Education EC-12, ESL Supplemental, and BTLPT.
Quizlet - Learning tools and flashcards for a variety of TExES exams. Search by your exam name and number (ex. TExES Core Subjects EC-6 291) to find various resources.
StudyBlue - Create, share, and study flashcards for any subject. StudyBlue is the largest crowdsourced study library, with over 400 million flashcards, notes, and study guides created by other students around the world.
Mometrix - Offers a selection of study guides and flash cards for TExES certification exams.
Mometrix Academy - Use the free TExES practice test questions for select exams to get a better understanding of the TExES exam.
Pass the TExES - Offers books and e-books for a wide selection of TExES certification exams.
IRIS - Modules and topics covering information about assessment, dyslexia, reading comprehension, and more.
The TExES Advising Office has study books available that students may check out at no charge to help them prepare for their exams. Due to limited availability, students are asked to only check materials out for 30 days at a time. Student who need the materials longer may ask for an extension if there is not a waiting list. Please call or email to find out if your book is available.
- Core Subjects EC-6 candidates
TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) Book + Online Practice Exams – Package contains study book with all five subject areas, online diagnostic test to identify areas of need, and two full-length practice exams that feature automatic timing and scoring, as well as diagnostic feedback on every question.
Texas Teacher Today: Core Subjects - Online resources, practice exams, and tutoring for the Core EC-6 exam.
Reading 101 - Over 100 short classroom-centered videos on reading subjects to help you with the ELAR section of the EC-6 exam.
Glossary of Reading Terms - Helpful terms for the ELAR portion of the Core EC-6 exams.
TExES Help: Core EC-6 ELAR and Math - Online courses designed to help you pass the Core EC-6 ELAR and Math domains.
Math Progression Videos - Videos for early number & counting, addition & subtraction, progression of division and multiplication, and fractions.
Math Antics - Free video lessons from basic arithmetic and fractions to geometry and algebra basics.
Math Help - Videos and lessons on math subjects from 5th grade math to algebra 2.
That Tutor Guy - Video library by Stanford graduate with ten years professional tutoring experience. Lessons include middle school math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trig, college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, chemistry and physics.
Social Studies Review - Comprehensive review guide created by Dr. Dan Krutka to help students find study resources for most of the competencies in the Social Studies domain for the Core Subjects EC-6 exam.
CrashCourse - Short YouTube videos on various subjects such as history, science, and economics.
Five Minute Science - Texas Educator Michael Hayes presents 19 5-minute mini-reviews for the EC-6 science section. He covers topics like lab safety, the scientific method, measurement in science, energy, plate tectonics, matter, reproduction, life cycles, and more.
USGS Science Resources for Primary Grade (K-6) - Selected educational resources that may be useful to educators in primary school grade.
Kids.gov - Resources, activities, lesson plans and more for every subject.
STAAR Exams - Released test questions and answers from grades 3 through high school for Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Biology and U.S. History.
Khan Academy - Free online review and study for subjects in Math, History, Grammar, Science, and more.
Civil Service Practice Questions - Practice questions over grammar, spelling, synonyms, reading comprehension, and arithmetic.
Texas State Historical Association - Digital gateway to Texas history through a collection of resources.
- Other Than English candidates
LOTE Spanish (613) Pedagogy Course - Designed to help you pass the pedagogy portion of the LOTE Spanish exam. Sample test questions are included to help you check your comprehension. A sample lesson plan and tips are available to show you how to write an effective lesson plan, and you even have the opportunity to upload your own lesson plan and receive feedback on how to improve your score.
LOTE Tutorials - Character Selector tutorial, Pearson testing center overview, sample audio files, and more.
LOTE Spanish Study Materials and Tips - Digital course and study materials, specifically designed for the pedagogy section of the exam.
- ESL or Bilingual Supplemental candidates
TExES ESL Supplemental (154) Book + Online Practice – Package includes a study book that contains in-depth reviews of all the competencies tested on the TExES ESL Supplemental (154) exam, and two full-length practice tests offered online in a timed format with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers.
TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) Book + Online Practice – Package includes comprehensive review of all content categories tested on the TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental exam, diagnostic test (online and in the book) that pinpoints strengths and weaknesses to help focus study, full-length practice test (online and in the book) based on actual exam questions with answers explained in detail.
ESL Review Module - Prepared by Region 10 and presented to attendees of UNT ESL Review sessions.
Summary of ELPS - Introduction, District Responsibilities, and Student Expectations for English Language Proficiency Standards.
ELPS Proficiency Level Descriptors for Instructional Planning - Summary of each proficiency level from beginning to advanced high.
ELPS Overview and Strategies - Excellent resource for teachers working with second language learners.
Components of Language and Reading Instruction - In-depth chapter reading on language and reading.
Stages of Language Proficiency - Chart of the stages of language proficiency from pre-production to intermediate fluency.
Spanish-English Cognates - Comprehensive list of Spanish-English cognates.
ESL Printables - A website where English Language teachers exchange resources, worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc.
BTLPT Study Materials and Tips - A reading comprehension test, a sample lesson plan, a sample essay, and a sample response to an email for the BTLPT Spanish 190 exam, as well study suggestions and tips.
BTLPT Tutorials - Character Selector tutorial, Pearson testing center overview, sample audio files, and more.
- Special Education EC-12 candidate
TExES Special Education EC-12 (161) Book + Online Practice – Package includes comprehensive study guide and two full-length practice exams offered online in a timed format with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers.
- Math 4-8 candidates
TExES Mathematics 4-8 (115), 2nd Ed., Book + Online Practice – Package includes comprehensive review guide and two full-length practice tests (in the book and online). The online tests are offered in a timed format with automatic scoring and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day.
- Science 7-12 candidates
Khan Academy - Free online review and study for subjects in Math, History, Grammar, Science, and more.
USGS Educational Resources for Secondary Science Grades (7-12) - Selected resources that may be useful to educators in secondary school grades.
- History 7-12 candidates
Best of History Websites - Quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories and has been designed to benefit history teachers
Civics Practice Test - Test your knowledge of U.S. history, culture, economics and more.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Exam - 100 questions and answers over American Government, American History, and Civics.
HistoryTeacher.net - Quizzes and resources for US History & Government, and global studies.
Texas State Historical Association - Digital gateway to Texas history through a collection of resources.
- Social Studies 7-12 candidates
TExES Social Studies 7-12 (232) Book + Online Practice – Package includes comprehensive review of all content categories tested on the TExES Social Studies 7-12 exam, online diagnostic that pinpoints strengths and weaknesses to help focus study, and two full-length practice exams that feature timed testing, automatic scoring, and topic-level feedback.
- Tutoring Resources
When seeking tutoring services, you should have the following materials on hand so that your tutor can help you identify what it is you need to study: 1.) Preparation Manual for your exam, 2.) Practice Exam score report(s), and/or 3.) Previous score reports if you have taken the real TExES exam. Be aware that tutoring is a service that may incur personal expense. Speak to your program faculty or mentor teachers about other options that may be available to you. There may be teachers in the schools you are observing/clinical teaching in that may be willing to help tutor you.
TExES Exam Prep - Online one-on-one tutoring services for all certification fields.
Tutor Doctor - Private tutoring in subjects like Math, Science, English, and LOTE (Spanish and French).
Texas Teachers Today - Online courses and tutoring available for Core EC-6, LOTE Spanish, BTLPT, Bilingual and ESL Supplemental, and PPR EC-12 exams.
UNT Writing Center - Available to current students for help with structure, grammar, punctuation and more. Students who have a written component to their exams (such as ELAR 7-12, BTLPT, or LOTE exams) and struggle with writing, may wish to meet with a tutor prior to taking their TExES exam.
Study Tips and Strategies
Computer-Administer Test Overview - Tutorial that will prepare you for how the test will be administered, and how your screen may look the day of the exam.
What to Expect - Video on what to expect from checking in on test day, to completing your exam.
Preparing for the TExES Exams - A guide on how to prepare and study for the exams.
TExES Exam Question Formats - An explanation of the types of questions you can expect to see on your certification exams.
Student's Guide to Improving Study Skills - How to assess and advance your study habits.
Understanding the Land of TExES - Three-part video series that breaks down the history, language, and culture of the TExES exams so that you can better understand your exams.
Pearson Testing ID Requirements
Two forms of ID
- Primary ID must be government issued:
- Valid Driver’s License
- State Identification Card
- Military ID card (with signature)
- Secondary ID must be valid and contain:
- Your name and a clear photograph (ex. UNT ID card) OR
- Name and signature (ex. credit card with a signature on the back)
NAME ON BOTH MUST MATCH WHAT IS ON FILE WITH PEARSON
If your name does NOT match, do not register for your exam before you change your name with TEA.
Steps to Submit Name Change Request
- Wait until you have your new valid ID with your legal name.
- Submit a name change request through the Texas Education Agency.
- Wait for confirmation that the change has been made and check your Pearson Testing Account Personal Information to ensure that the update has been made.
- Once your name matches your ID, register for your test and schedule the exam.
- Make sure your supplemental ID also contains your legal name.
Expired Certification Exam Information
Initial Teacher Candidates
If you graduated from UNT but did not complete certification requirements before your exams or certification program expired, please follow the steps below in order to request permission to take the new TExES certification exams.
- Use the Required Texas Certification Tests chart to identify which exams are currently in place for your program. For example, if you were a Generalist EC-4, the program has changed to Core Subjects EC-6. The required exams for this program are Core Subjects EC-6 (291) and the PPR EC-12 (160).
**If ESL or Bilingual Supplemental was part of your program at UNT, you are required to take the appropriate exams in order to complete your requirements for certification.**
- Complete a review and pass a full-length practice exam through either 240Tutoring.com or CertifyTeacher.com for EACH of the certification exams you will be requesting to take. This includes the content exam, pedagogical exam, and any supplemental exams.
- Send an email to COE-TSO@unt.edu with the subject line ARR Request – TExES Exams.
- Attach the score report(s) for the practice exam(s) showing a passing score of 240 or higher. A screenshot showing the exam name and score will also suffice.
- Include a brief explanation of why you did not complete certification at the time of your graduation and why you are choosing to complete certification now.
- Provide your full name when you were a student and your eight-digit UNT ID number or TEA ID number. Do not include your Social Security Number.
The Director of TExES Success will review your documentation and file an appeal with the Admission, Review, and Retention Committees on your behalf. If any documentation is missing or is not appropriate, you will be asked to resubmit your request. Candidates who did not graduate from UNT or did not complete the Teacher Education Program will be denied. You will be notified by email of the decision, and provided with further instructions at that time.
Please allow 7-10 business days after your submission for processing and final review from the committees. UNT will not expedite this process.
Candidates who completed the Educational Leadership for Principal Program
If you completed the Principal program but did not take the Principal (068) exam or obtain your certification prior to 9/1/2019, please email Cheryl.Jennings@unt.edu for the requirements to obtain test approval for the new Principal as Instructional Leader (268) exam and PASL (368) assessment.×
TEAL Educator Account Access
WHAT IS TEAL?
Every student who is admitted to an Education Preparation Program must create an Educator Profile through the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) Educator Certification Online System (ECOS). TEAL is your personal gateway into TEA’s system where you will apply for teaching certificates, renew your certificates, print copies of your certificates, and view the certification exams you have taken. Whenever the Texas Education Agency needs to contact you, they will use the contact information contained in your profile, so it is important that you keep your phone number, home address, and email address current.
Complete the following steps to establish your TEAL Educator Account. Read the instructions carefully.
STEP 1 — Creating Your Educator Account
- Go to http://tea.texas.gov and click TEAL Login at the top of the main page.
- Click Request New User Account.
- Enter required information on the TEAL user information page. You must enter the name in TEAL as it exists on your Texas Driver's License/State ID card. Do not use nicknames (example: "Bill" vs. "William") or other variations. Also, capitalize the first letter of your first and last name and make the rest lower case. For example: Jane Doe; Not JANE DOE or jane doe.
- Select "Educator" for the Organization Type, enter your Social Security Number and birth year. Please make sure you enter your Social Security Number accurately. If you do not have a Social Security Number, please contact the TExES Success Office at COE-TSO@unt.edu or 940-369-8601.
- Enter your phone number and address. It is recommended that you use whatever address is tied to your debit and/or credit cards. This address can be updated at any time if you move.
- Click Submit.
- You will be assigned a username—be sure to write it down in a secure location—and prompted to create a password. Your password must meet the TEAL security requirements listed on that page. Then, you will be prompted to set up answers to three security questions. The answers to your security questions will be used to reset your password if needed.
- After completing the security questions, you should see the Self-Service menu on the left side of your screen and a link that reads View My Educator Certification Account with your TEA ID number beneath it on the right side of the screen. If you do not see the View My Educator Certification Account link, complete the additional steps below. If you do see the link, continue to Step 2 – Educator Profile Setup.
Complete these steps only if you see the Apply for Access link instead of the View My Educator Certification Account link after logging on to TEAL.
- From the Self-Service menu, click My Application Accounts.
- Then click Request New Account.
- Click on ECOSEducator.
- Enter your Social Security Number and birth year, then click Create.
- The system should display a confirmation message in green. If an error message is displayed, you may have a name mismatch. If this happens, you will need to file a Help Desk Ticket with TEA. You will click on the TEAL Access tile to submit the ticket.
- If you received the green confirmation message, click back on the Applications tab and click Refresh Links. You should now see the View My Educator Certification Account link with your TEA ID number listed beneath it. Proceed to Step 2 – Educator Profile Setup.
STEP 2 — Educator Profile Setup
- Click on the View my Educator Certification Account link above your TEA ID number to navigate into your TEAL Educator Profile.
- You will need to fill in any field that has a RED asterisk (*) next to it. Fields that are greyed out can only be changed by a TEA administrator.
- Make sure that the following fields has been filled in:
- Phone Number
- Ethnicity/Race (click on ‘Select/Update Ethnicity’ to choose from a list of options)
- Driver License Number
- Driver License State (state that issued your license)
- Mailing Address (leave foreign address blank if you are a US citizen)
- Billing Address (leave foreign address blank if you are a US citizen)
- After all fields are updated, click Continue at the bottom of the page.
You are now in your TEAL Educator Profile. On the left, you will see a menu with various options, including Applications. At the end of your graduating semester, if you have completed all requirements and passed your certification exams, you will navigate back to this screen and use the Applications tab to apply for certification. You will also use this profile to renew your educator certificates every five years, or add additional certifications for any exams you complete beyond your initial certification program. Do not apply for certification before you meet all eligibility requirements. A list of requirements can be found at https://coe.unt.edu/educator-preparation-office/educator-certification along with instructions for how to apply for certification at the end of your graduating semester.
You will not use your Educator Profile to register for your certification exams. You will need to create a testing account to register for all of your certification exams. Please visit the TExES & AAFCS Exam Registration Guide under the Exam Registration menu on this webpage for instructions on how to set up your testing account and register for your exams.×
PASL Candidate Registration
Candidates seeking Principal as Instructional Leader certification must have program approval to take the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) assessment. Please contact your advisor in Educational Leadership to determine your eligibility for the PASL. Most candidates will be eligible to register for the PASL within their Internship semester.
The PASL assessment contains three tasks requiring written commentary and submission of required documents called artifacts. A video of you facilitating a collaborative team during your internship experience is required as one of the components for Task 3. Task responses can be created throughout your clinical experience rather than at the end, allowing you to continually refine your professional practice.
You will complete tasks by entering and submitting a written response and uploading artifacts via an online submission system. Within the online system, you can:
- enter a written response to each task
- link the required documents and artifacts to the written response
- upload the required video
- upload the required permission forms
- edit, save, delete and change responses up until submission
Tasks must be submitted on or before the task submission deadline date.
How to Register
Follow these steps to register for the PASL assessment:
- Create an ETS® Performance Assessment Account. In order to purchase the assessment, create an account in the online registration system and establish your own username and password. You will receive an email confirming that you have successfully created your account. This account is where you access your performance assessment, submit your tasks and view your scores.
- Select Your Test and Submission Window. Follow the instructions to purchase your assessment. Verify that the state you are seeking certification in appears above the list of assessments. Be sure to select the appropriate submission window that best conforms to your clinical experience schedule. See Dates and Deadlines for additional information on submission windows.
- Identify Your Educator Preparation Program. When prompted, select your educator preparation program (EPP). Your EPP automatically receives your score for the assessment, which includes individual scores for Tasks 1, 2 and 3.
- Select Score Recipients. Your cumulative score and highest scores for each task are automatically sent to the EPP you selected. If you are seeking certification in a state that has established a passing score with ETS, the state certification agency will automatically receive a copy of your scores. You may select up to four additional score recipients at no extra cost. You can add or modify these recipients up until 10 p.m. ET the night before the Task 3 submission deadline. If you wish your scores to be sent to a state certification department, be sure to select them as a score recipient.
- Answer Background Information and Assessment-related Questions. You will be asked to provide demographic and other background information that may be used for research purposes. In addition, you will be asked to respond to several questions relating to your school leader internship.
- Pay. You can pay by credit/debit card (American Express®, Discover®, JCB® Card, MasterCard® or VISA®), eCheck or through PayPal™.
- Confirmation. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the assessment through your online account when the submission window opens. See Dates and Deadlines. To work on the assessment before then, see Prepare for the Assessment.×
Core Subjects EC-6 Exam Changes
The Core Subjects EC-6 (291) exam will no longer be offered after December 31, 2021. Any student who has not passed all sections of the Core Subjects EC-6 (291) exam by this deadline will be required to pass the Core Subjects EC-6 (391) exam beginning January 1, 2022. The TExES Success Office began transitioning to the Core Subjects EC-6 (391) exam in January 2021. Students scheduled to graduate or complete their certification program in Fall 2021, or prior to Fall 2021, may be affected by this change. Please contact the TExES Success Office if you are unsure if you are affected by the exam change.
Students who pass the Core Subjects EC-6 (291) must complete all remaining requirements (outstanding coursework, degree and/or program requirements, and remaining required exams) prior to August 31, 2022, and apply for certification no later than December 1, 2022. Students must be sure to pay all certification application fees and complete fingerprinting with enough time to allow TEA to receive your background and issue your certificate by December 31, 2022. Any student who misses these deadlines may be subject to the new exam requirements.×
ELAR 4-8 Exam Changes
The ELAR 4-8 (117) exam will no longer be offered after December 31, 2021. Any student who has not passed the ELAR 4-8 (117) exam by this deadline will be required to pass the ELAR 4-8 (217) exam beginning January 1, 2022. Students scheduled to graduate or complete their certification program in Fall 2021, or prior to Fall 2021, may be affected by this change. Please contact the TExES Success Office if you are unsure if you are affected by the exam change.
Students who pass the ELAR 4-8 (117) must complete all remaining requirements (outstanding coursework, degree and/or program requirements, and remaining required exams) prior to August 31, 2022, and apply for certification no later than December 1, 2022. Students must be sure to pay all certification application fees and complete fingerprinting with enough time to allow TEA to receive your background and issue your certificate by December 31, 2022. Any student who misses these deadlines may be subject to the new exam requirements.×