3 Steps to Getting a Texas Teachers Certification
If you have a bachelor degree or are about to graduate with one, you can qualify to become a certified teacher in Texas by completing 3 steps:
- Apply: Go to Teachworthy.org, complete the Teachworthy Application online and submit your unofficial college transcript. If you meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 overall or in your last 60 hours, you will be admitted.
- Train and Test: You will need to prepare for and pass a content proficiency exam in the subject area you want to teach. Teachworthy guides you to the resources needed to be successful. Once you pass the content exam, your training to become a prepared excellent teacher will begin.
- Teach: Teachworthy will help you search for a teaching position using our Job Portal and relationships across Texas. Once you start teaching, Teachworthy will assign you a master educator as your Field Supervisor who will support, encourage and guide you through your successful first year of teaching. You will also take the PPR (Professional Pedagogy and Responsibilities Exam) that is required of all Alternative Certified Teachers. Teachworthy will prepare you for this as well.
“When I was finishing my bachelor’s degree I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I had been in two majors, one of which was education, but I didn’t want to student teach. I saw my friends student teaching without pay and paying for school still. My mom had been through alternative teacher certification with Teachworthy so I contacted their office. They were so helpful and responsive. They explained that there are 2 paths to certification. The “clinical” route which is what colleges offer where you student teach for free or the “intern” route where you graduate from your university, train with Teachworthy and secure a full pay teaching position under an “intern” teaching certificate. At the end of your first year of teaching and completing all the requirements of Teachworthy, you earn your Standard Teaching Certificate.
For me, it didn’t make any sense to go any other route than Teachworthy. I’m in my internship year now and feel I am really making a difference in the lives of my students.”
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