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UHD's Urban Education Department offers preparation for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking EC-6 Generalist, EC-6 Bilingual Generalist, 4-8 Generalist or secondary certifications.

We welcome students into this program and encourage you to accept the challenge as we work together in creating outstanding teachers for Houston's children. For those individuals who are ready to take a TExES Exam, listed below is a step-by-step process for registration.

Important information to know before test registration

Candidates are strongly encouraged to take only one TExES exam on each test administration date and may only register for exams related to their certification area, as designated by their degree or certification plan. Registering for incorrect tests may result in extra charges and delay the registration process.

  • There will be increased security at all test sites.
  • Candidates may be photographed and fingerprinted at the test site.
  • Candidates who do not agree to these security measures will not be allowed to test
  • A current photo ID with correct name and information (matching the candidate's TEAL and ETS account information) will be required at the testing site. Information in individual accounts must match, or the candidate will not be allowed to test. It is the individual's responsibility to keep information updated.

Please visit TEXES Day of the Test for more information.

To request TExES Exam approval:

  1. Complete and submit the TExES Registration Request Form for each desired exam. (Allow up to two weeks for processing.) Approval will be emailed to the address on the form.
  2. Go to Educator Certification Online System to set up an account.
  3. Go to ETS TEXES website to set up your testing account, register for your approved exams, and pay testing fees. Print your receipt and admission ticket for test day.

For questions or concerns, contact UHD Certification Coordinator, Jerricia Hannah, at (713) 221-2714 or

Successful completion of BED 3307 & admission into the program: Eligible for TExES #190 BTLPT
Successful completion of PD I: Eligible for TExES #160 PPR EC-12 Exam
Successful completion of PD II: Eligible for Content Exam in your certification area:
  TExES #191 Generalist EC-6
TExES #291 Core Subjects EC-6
TExES #233 History 7-12
TExES #192 Bilingual Generalist EC-6
TExES #191/291 & #164 Bilingual Supplemental
TExES #232 Social Studies 7-12
TExES #111 Generalist 4-8
TExES #211 Core Subjects 4-8
TExES #235 Mathematics 7-12
TExES #238 Life Sciences 7-12 TExES #236 Science 7-12
TExES #231 English, Language Arts, & Reading 7-12

Last updated or reviewed on 3/2/15

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