The state of Texas requires the below specific disclosures to ensure you are well informed about the requirements and workforce needs.
Candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator. The Texas Administrative Code offers information regarding the issuance of certification to individuals with a criminal background. If you have questions regarding your eligibility for hire because of a past criminal offense, please consult with private counsel.
More information can be found on the National Criminal History Checks FAQs page.
Under recent legislation (HB963-Guillen) SBEC is required to issue, upon request, criminal history evaluation letters to persons contemplating entering a profession requiring a license. This will help individuals to determine if they would likely be denied a license/certification because of the criminal histories.
For additional information please contact SBEC Customer Service:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm CST
(512) 936-8400 local;
(888) 863-5880 toll free
Program admission requirements as stated by TEA:
The Texas Education Agency outlines minimum requirements for candidates to be accepted in to a certification program. Certification programs can adopt admission requirements in addition to, and not in conflict with, those required in this section of Texas Administrative Code
At Teachworthy, we want to guide you to securing your first teaching position. Our Teachworthy team will evaluate your transcripts and recommend areas of certification for you to consider. There are several certification areas where teaching positions are limited, therefore, would be hard to secure a teaching position. The US Department of education declares teacher shortage areas for the state of Texas. These areas are typically in high need teaching areas across the state and could qualify you for college loan forgiveness.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires all programs to provide information to consumers on state accountability measures. Click on this link to review our information:
Texas Educator Preparation Program Performance
Within the Teachworthy course curriculum, educators will demonstrate the ability to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction including activities that are consistent with the principles of universal design for learning:
The educator will also demonstrate effective use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to improve teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student academic achievement.
We continually strive to provide the best service possible. If you have any complaint regarding our program, please submit your concerns in writing within 10 working days of the issue occurring to:
Dr. Rae Queen – firstname.lastname@example.org
If an issue occurs that you have brought to our attention that you feel is still unresolved to your satisfaction, our complaint policy requires that you notify us in writing first. Posting or filing a complaint with a different entity, website or publication violates this policy.
The written complaint must clearly state the facts that are the subject of the complaint. In your correspondence, please provide your current role (candidate, principal, etc.). Also citation of Texas Administrative Code, Texas Education Code or the Letter of Agreement violation must be included in the complaint.
Our management team will review you concerns and respond to you within 30 days of receiving your notice. We will seek to understand deeply your concern and work together to resolve any issues.
If your complaint is not fully resolved by Teachworthy’s Leadership team, a complaint may be filed with the Texas Education Agency: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/contact-us/complaints/tea-complaints-management