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How Do I Request TExES Exam Approval?

UHD's Urban Education Department offers preparation for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking EC-6 Core Subjects, EC-6 Bilingual Core Subjects, 4-8 Core Subjects 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 Texas Educator Certification Examination Program for more information.​

TExES Retake Limit​​

Beginning September 1, 2015, candidates will be limited to four (4) attempts to retake any certification examination. The TEA Retake FAQ​ sheet will help answer many of your questions. 

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 the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program 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, Dr. Teryana Lamb, at (713) 221-2722 or​.


​​ ​Undergraduate Program Test Eligibility​​​​

(Candidates must be admitted into the UHD program to be​​​​ eligible to test and can only be approved for exams related to their declared certification area.)

​BED 3307​TExES #190 BTLPT
​PD I ​TExES #160 PPR EC-12
TExES #154 ESL Supplemental
TExES #164 Bilingual Supplemental
​PD II​​TExES #291 Core Subjects EC-6
TExES #211​ Core Subjects 4-8
TExES #231 ELAR 7-12
TExES #233 History 7-12
TExES #235 Math 7-12
TExES #236 Science 7-12

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Last updated 11/9/2018 3:31 AM