How to Apply for Certification
All applications for certification are completed online through the ECOS system. Please choose the certificate below that you are applying for and follow the instructions. At this time, Texas A&M - Central Texas is not a valid choice for recommending entity.
TEA has implemented a new login called TEAL, which ECOS will use going forward. Please open the full instructions or use the summary of steps below to create a new account.
Go to the following link and create a new TEAL user account: https://pryor.tea.state.tx.us/TSP/TEASecurePortal/jsp/manage_profile.jsp
Organization type will be Educator.
You will receive an email with your new username and temporary password. Follow the link in the email to log in, change your password, and set up security questions.
Click on ‘My Application Accounts’, then click ‘Request New Account’.
Choose on ‘ECOS for Educators’, then click ‘Go To Account Details Form’. Follow the instructions.
After you have successfully gained access as an Educator, log back into your TEAL account at https://pryor.tea.state.tx.us/. On the main screen you should see a link called ‘Educator’. If not, click on ‘Refresh Links’. Click on ‘Educator’ and it will take you to the Educator Certification Online System (blue background). You should be able to follow the instructions on how to apply for certification from this point. This also gets you into your account so that you can check on an application status or view your certificates.
If you are having trouble with the TEAL system, send an email to TEAL.Support@tea.state.tx.us.
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