TCTA | Preparation, Certification & Professional Development
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Preparation, Certification & Professional Development

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Certification & CPE

The Texas Education Code requires certification of public school teachers. Texas educators with standard certificates must renew them every five years by earning a minimum number of continuing professional education hours.

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Professional Development

Along with the hours needed to renew certification, Texas educators have required professional development and training to complete.

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Educator Preparation

To become a public school teacher in Texas, you must earn a bachelor's degree in your academic major of interest, complete an approved educator preparation program, pass the certification exams, submit an application and undergo fingerprinting as part of a national background check.

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