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How Do I Request to be Recommended for Certification?

Recommendation for Certification Requirements:

Students must successfully complete the following requirements to be recommended to the state for Standard Teacher Certification:

  1. Successfully complete the Department of Urban Education Teacher Preparation Program
  2. Graduate (Degree must be conferred by the University)
  3. Pass all required TExES exams for Certification Area
  4. After you have successfully completed the Department of Urban Education Teacher Preparation Program and passed all required certification tests, apply online with TEA/SBEC for Standard Teacher Certification
    1. Go to www.tea.state.tx.us
    2. Click on TEAL
    3. Click on TEAL Login
    4. Click on Apply for Certification
    5. If you apply with TEA/SBEC prior to completing the program and passing all required TExES exams, your name will be removed and you will be required to contact TEA/SBEC to discuss fee transfer and/or a refund.
    6. You will be required to respond to an Exit Survey before you will be able to complete the application process.

Recommendation Procedure

(Once all above requirements are met):

  1. Submit the Recommendation Request Form.
  2. You will receive an automated e-mail from TEA once you are recommended
  3. You should receive your virtual teacher certificate within a few days following your recommendation.

Last updated or reviewed on 2/18/14

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