Teacher candidates are required to do the following:
- Demonstrate mastery of their content field
- Demonstrate mastery of Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR)
- Representative TExEs
- TExES Certification Exams (ETS)
What is the new retake policy?
Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator
certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas
Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for
Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes. More information will be shared as rules are adopted. Click here for full retake policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Representative TExES (nicknamed practice tests):
SHSU offers the Representative TExES usually once a month typically on Saturday mornings. They offer tests in paper and pencil and online. The test costs $30. More information and registration details are at the SHSU Testing Center’s website
Where do I register for the certification exam?
Online at http://cms.texes-ets.org
Where can I take the certification exam?
You can take your certification exam anywhere it's offered in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. When you register for your certification exam, you can choose your location from a drop down menu.
You can also view the Registration Bulletin which contains:
- updated program policies
- contact information
- tests offered
- test dates
- registration information, steps and deadlines
- fees and payment policies
- identification (ID) requirements
- test center procedures
- score reporting information