A 90 Day Exception was created for candidates that are formally admitted to Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) within 45 days of the first day kids will start school.

The code defines this as:

(subsection 22) Late Hire – An individual who has not been accepted into an educator preparation program before the 45th day before the first day of instruction and who is hired for a teaching assignment by a school after the 45th day before the first day of instruction or after the school’s academic year has begun.  (Texas Education Code)

Roughly, thirty thousand (30,000) new teachers are needed every year in Texas.  Texas colleges only produce approximately 14,000 of these, leaving alternative certification programs to supply the balance.  As the start of school approaches in August, districts become increasingly frantic.

In response to this, under Chapter 228 of the Texas Education Code, a late hire exception was added to provide more opportunities to fill positions.

What does this mean?

Due to the issues related to COVID, 2020 has extra exemptions:

To be eligible for immediate hire, candidates must:

  1. Have a completed bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 overall GPA or in their last 60 hours.
  2. Enroll in an approved Educator Preparation Program like Teachworthy.

That’s it!

During your first 90 days after enrollment, you will complete 9 online training modules.  Before May 31st, 2021, you will need to pass a content exam in your subject area and pass the PPR exam.

If you are not sure what grade-level or subject you want to teach, your Teachworthy Program Advisor will guide you through the selection process.  They will share with you what content areas are in the highest demand and see what best fits your college coursework.

Get started as soon as possible!

If teaching this fall is in your plans, this 90 Day Exception may be the path that leads to you making an incredible impact on your students.

Hear what Richard Marroquin has to say, once a candidate with Teachworthy and now a Principal in Harlandale ISD: