TExES All-Level Flight Plan

Texas Certification Requirements

  • Complete all coursework/student teaching
  • Grades officially posted to transcript
  • Bachelor’s Degree officially posted to transcript 
  • Pass all required certification exams
    • Content Exam
    • PPR EC-12
  • Apply for certification through TEA at the end of your final semester and complete finger-printing
  • Pay all applicable fees

TExES Flight Plan Checklist

☐ Admission to Teacher Education Program

☐ Take Practice TExES Exams

☐ Complete content coursework

☐ Pass Real TExES Exams

☐ Clinical Practice / Student Teaching

☐ Graduation

☐ Apply for Certification/Pay Fees/Fingerprinting

☐ Recommended for Certification by UNT

☐ Issued Teaching Certificate by TEA

Study Tips

  1. Download the preparation manual for your exam at http://www.tx.nesinc.com under the “Prepare” menu and familiarize yourself with the content covered in each domain and competency on your exam.
  2. Ask yourself, “How well do I know the content?” Using a Likert Scale of 0—5, where 0 is not at all and 5 is Very Well, rate your confidence for each domain and competency.
  3. Determine what resources and materials you already have on hand to help you study for this content. Then, determine what you might need to help you study (Flashcards? Practice Exams? A study group?) . Begin acquiring the materials you need!
  4. Establish study deadlines for yourself and focus your studying on the areas you feel least confident with.
  5. Take a practice exam prior to your actual test! This will help you get an idea of what the test will look like and will also give you an idea of what areas you still need to focus on. While passing a practice exam is not a guarantee that you will successfully pass the actual exam, it is a good measure of your knowledge, and can be used to help guide your studying even further!
  6. Be sure to get plenty of sleep the night before you take your exam and skip the morning coffee. Try eating a banana or dark chocolate instead to fuel your mind and body.
  7. Relax and be confident!! Don’t second guess yourself!

Practice TExES Exams

UNT offers free practice exams for students who have been admitted to Teacher Education.

View our practice exam schedule and sign up online at https://coe.unt.edu/texes

TExES Flight Plan

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All-Level Certification

  • Art EC-12
  • Music EC-12
  • Theatre EC-12
  • Physical Education EC-12
  • French/German/Spanish EC-12
TExES Success Office
Matthews Hall, Room 119F
940-369-8601 ph. • 940-565-2921 fax

Texas Exam Requirements

Required content exams are listed below.

Art EC-12

  • Art EC-12 (178)
  • PPR EC-12 (160)

Music EC-12

  • Music EC-12 (177)
  • PPR EC-12 (160)

Theatre EC-12

  • Theatre EC-12 (180)
  • PPR EC-12 (160)

Physical Education EC-12

  • For Students Graduating by Fall 2024
    - Physical Education EC-12 (158)
    - PPR EC-12 (160)
  • For Students Graduating After Fall 2024
    - Physical Education EC-12 (258)
    - PPR EC-12 (160)

French EC-12

  • LOTE French EC-12 (610)
  • PPR EC-12 (160)

German EC-12

  • LOTE German EC-12 (611)
  • PPR EC-12 (160)

Spanish EC-12

  • LOTE Spanish EC-12 (613)
  • PPR EC-12 (160)
Testing Sequence and Deadlines


  • Take your content practice exam PRIOR TO any observations courses.
    - LOTE French and German students will take the PPR EC-12 practice instead. There is no content practice exam for these fields.


  • Pass your content exam PRIOR TO Clinical Teaching.
    - Deadline for Fall Clinical Teaching: July 15th
    - Deadline for Spring Clinical Teaching: Dec 1st 
  • Pass the PPR EC-12 exam DURING Clinical Teaching

TEAL Account and Exam Registration

Every student who is admitted to the Teacher Education program must create an Educator Profile (TEAL) through the Texas Education Agency, as well as a testing account with Pearson. Instructions can be found under the Getting Started menu at https://coe.unt.edu/texes.

Step 1—TEAL Account

Educator Profile (for Certification)

Apply for certification through your TEAL account at the end of your program, after completing student teaching and pass all required certification exams.

Step 2—Testing Account

Pearson Testing Account (Exam Registration)

To register for certification exams, go to the Pearson website, click Register and log into your testing account. Be sure to check appointment availability before paying.

Study Materials and Resources

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