Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Apply For Certification?
Candidates that have passed ALL TExES and are finished with their programs (usually at the end of student teaching or internship) – there is an end of program survey tied to the application.
When can you apply for certification?
When finished with the program (usually at the end of student teaching or internship).
Where can I apply for certification?
Why do I need to be certified?
To get a teaching job
How long does it take TEA to certify me?
It has happened as fast as overnight or may be several business days. Candidates must have their fingerprints on file in order to be certified. Candidates without fingerprints on file receive a packet with instructions on how to get this done. Those who already have their fingerprints on file are typically certified more quickly. Once SHSU recommends then the candidate needs to contact TEA.
What if I want to add a certification?
For information about additional certifications go to the TEA website.
Contact: Jean Hubbartt, Certification Officer