When considering to embark on a teaching career, you need to know the options when it comes to certification. A key part of this is the training you get to become a certified teacher in Texas.

This can be done through a variety of companies, click to find out our teacher training process. One of the most common questions is how much does a Texas Teacher Certification Program cost? Here we take a look.

Teacher certification costs vary greatly in Texas

Alternative Certification Programs typically require an enrollment or pre-service training fee from $95-$595 depending on the program. Once this pre-service (or pre-hire) training is complete, a teacher candidate can seek employment in a school district under an “Intern Certificate.”

This is a one-year teaching certificate that requires supervision and observations. The Certification Program will charge an additional $3,500-$4,500 “Program Fee” to provide the required observations and state submissions. This fee is typically paid monthly over the course of the internship year.

University-based teacher programs

University-based programs are another option for certification. These programs can take three forms. You can receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Education that includes certification.

This option can cost over $100,000 depending on the university. Some universities offer an alternative program for candidates that already have a bachelor’s degree completed.

These still require enrollment in the university and the completion of credit hours. Costs range from $10,000-$20,000 depending on the program requirements. The third option universities can provide is a Master’s Degree in Education that includes certification.

This will require a significant investment as well ranging from $20,000-$60,000. Unfortunately in Texas, teachers with a master’s degree only earn a limited amount more than teachers with a bachelor’s degree.

All the various paths to certification are required by the Texas Education Agency to provide similar course content. Candidates must also pass all the same required exams and complete all the same required paperwork.

While university programs at times can offer more in-depth training, the cost of this training compared to the cost of a non-university alternative certification program can be hard to justify. Both types of programs boast the same rates of satisfaction with the education and their first years of teaching. The performance outcomes of students with teachers from both types of programs show similar results as well.

Alternative Teacher Certification is more affordable & takes less time

Overall, non-university alternative certification programs are more affordable, take less time to complete and produce a similar quality of teacher.

At Teachworthy, we work hard to ensure you not only complete the requirements, but that you and your students thrive in the classroom.

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What makes Teachworthy different?

  1. It’s the most affordable path – With no application fee, an enrollment fee of $195 and a program fee of $3,940 (paid monthly of $440), your journey to certification is attainable. See Pricing.
  2. .It’s accessible anywhere – As an online program, training is self-paced, available 24/7/365.Capturing Kids’ Hearts.
  3. is included – This training event normally costs school districts $700 to send you to, but through Teachworthy, it’s part of your enrollment fee. You’ll learn how to engage all children, create a self-managing classroom and get the best from every student.