Important Message

The previous Secondary English Certification exam (8-12 ELAR TExES) is no longer being given. It has been replaced by a new test (7-12 ELAR TExES), which will be administered beginning December 2014. This site is being updated to reflect the new test. Check back.


The English (ELAR) TExES Examination

How Do You Register for the TExES?


2014-15 English Language Arts and Reading (Field 231) Test Dates

Testing Dates

Registration Deadlines

12/10/14 – 12/13/14

8/18/14 – 11/28/14

3/4/15 – 3/7/15

11/10/14 – 2/20/15

6/3/15 – 6/6/15

2/9/15 – 5/22/14



SHSU Educator Preparation Site

Certification Links--State of Texas


The Certification Program in English

Welcome to the home page for the certification program in Secondary English (English Language Arts and Reading). This page will link you to various certification documents and resources for Sam Houston State University, as well as certification resources provided by the state of Texas. If you have problems locating information on this page or if you have any questions about certifying to teach secondary English, feel free to contact: Dr. Gene Young




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