Applying Online for Your Professional Probationary or Intern Certification

Before Tarleton State University can recommend a student for a probationary certificate, the student must submit all required documents to their program coordinator. Documents include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Letter of Intent to Hire that includes a start date and position title;
  • Teacher Service Record with authorized signature showing required number of years of classroom teaching for issuance of the standard certification; and
  • Proof of enrollment in an internship.

Counselor, Principal, and Superintendent students may apply for either an Intern Certificate or a Probationary Certificate. Educational Diagnosticians may only apply for a Probationary Certificate. The associated TExES exam must be passed before applying for a Probationary Certificate.

  1. Go to the TEA Website and click on “TEAL Login” at the top. Log in and click on “View My Educator Certification Account.”
  2. Once you have logged in and updated your profile information as necessary, choose “Applications” on the left-hand side menu. Then choose either “Intern Certificate” or “Probationary Certificate.” If you have not passed your TExES exam, you will apply for an Intern Certificate. If you have passed your TExES exam, you will apply for a Probationary Certificate. Tarleton does not allow Ed Diags to apply for Intern Certificates. Contact your Program Coordinator for more information.
  3. A series of questions will be asked. Please answer the questions honestly. If you have any questions on how to answer, please contact TEA at 512-936-8400.
  4. On the application, it will ask for Recommending Entity. If you do not select the correct entity, we will not be able to process your application. Please choose “Tarleton State University (University Based).”
  5. At the end of the application, you will be asked to pay for your certificate.
  6. Make sure you have sent all required information, including your letter of intent to hire and signed teacher service record to your program coordinator.
 If you have any questions concerning the application, please contact TEA at 512-936-8400. You can also reach them by email by going to their Contact Educator Certification webpage.