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Educator Preparation

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To become a public school teacher in Texas, you must first earn a bachelor's degree in your academic major of interest, complete an approved educator preparation program, pass the certification exams for the subjects and grade levels you wish to teach, submit an application and undergo fingerprinting as part of a national background check. The following links provide the details you need to get started.

Becoming a teacher in Texas

Approved educator preparation programs in Texas

Certification exams

Financial assistance

Background checks and fingerprinting

Tips for new teachers

TCTA membership for students