Important Message

During the fall semester of 2015, Dr. Young will be doing periodic preparation workshops for the 7-12 ELAR TExES (the state secondary English certification test). The schedule of the state exams is below. Workshop dates will be sent through the SHSU certification student email list. If you would like to be included on that list, contact Dr. Young.


The English (ELAR) TExES Examination

How Do You Register for the TExES?


2015-16 English Language Arts and Reading (Field 231) Test Dates

Testing Dates

Registration Deadlines

12/2/15 - 12/5/15

8/10/15 – 11/20/15

2/17/16 - 2/20/16

10/26/15 - 2/5/16

5/25/16 - 5/28/16

2/1/16 - 5/13/16



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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