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Educator Testing Transition. The Texas Educator Certification Examination Program has transitioned to a new vendor, Pearson VUE, effective September 1, 2018 for the TExES exams. Registration details are now available along with many additional helpful links and information thoroughly explaining testing processes and procedures with this new company. Information concerning the vendor change can be found at this location.  A PDF file that includes instructions to set up a testing account with Pearson VUE and how to Register for and Schedule an exam can be located by clicking this link.

Changes to the 5 attempt limit set to take effect.  Current Texas Education Code §21.048 limits candidates to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. This means that candidates are limited to a total of five attempts to pass a certification examination. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination and four retakes. A subsection of the law, which currently counts all attempts of the same examination taken before September 1, 2015 as only one attempt, is set to expire. Beginning September 1, 2018, ALL attempts of the same examination will count toward the five-attempt testing limit regardless of when the examination was first attempted. NOTE: Candidates who did not test before 9/1/2015 are not impacted by the change. All attempts have always been included in the attempt count for these candidates.

Effective Fall 2019, TExES Testing Requirements Prior to Clinical Teaching Policy for Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Education Candidates will change. View the amended prerequisites for the TExES exam.

Educator Preparation Services

Educator Preparation Report Card

The information in this brochure provide program data that demonstrate the entity’s level of attainment on the data elements require for state and federal reporting.

Educator Preparation Services is designed to assist both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate students who are seeking initial teacher certification through the Tarleton teacher education program are guided through the program from the time they make application until they complete all field experiences, testing, and are recommended for certification. Please see the Program Disclosures for important information related to criminal history and the ability to become certified.

Our testing and certification services are also provided to graduate students seeking initial teacher certification via the TMATE alternative certification program and to students seeking a professional certificate through one of our graduate level certification programs.

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Educator Preparation Service includes the following service:

  • The Teacher Education Program website contains all the information needed to know about the Teacher Education Program at Tarleton State University, including admission requirements and applications. 
  • Field Experiences contains forms used during your professional development courses, information and applications to clinical teaching. 
  • The Certification Testing website contains the information you need to know about TExES testing, including general TExES information, registration information, test administration dates, test preparation, and test policies.
  • The Educator Certification website contains instructions on how to apply for intern, probationary and standard certifications for both classroom teachers and professional certificates.