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Effective May 24, 2020, the wait period to retest any TExES exam has decreased from 45 days to 30 days.

Changes to the 5 attempt limit have now taken effect. View more about the changes effecting retakes for any educator certification examination.

TExES Testing Requirements Prior to Clinical Teaching or Year-long Residency for Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Education Candidates have changed as of the Spring 2021 semester. Refer to your Certification Testing Handbook or contact the Coordinator of Certification Testing for detailed information. Testing Requirements are subject to change without advanced notice.

Elementary Education students with concentrations in EC-6 and 4-8 Core Subjects, 4-8 English, Language Arts and Reading, or 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies will be required to take and pass the new Science of Teaching Reading (Exam #293) if being recommended for teacher certification after 12/31/2020. Additional information is included in this notice provided by TEA. It will be necessary for all program completers to apply for certification early enough to meet the recommendation deadline. An informational brochure for candidates clinical teaching Fall 2020, and for those effected prior completers can be found by clicking here. The last possible date to be awarded a standard certificate using the #291 exam in conjunction with the #293 STR exam is 12/30/22.

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We are happy to provide a promo code for Tarleton State University students and access to the program is granted until you receive a passing grade from the state.


The promo code will only work if students create an account with Certify Teacher and use their campus email ending in the domain name or The promo code will not work for any other email addresses. 

How do I access the materials?

  1. Visit the Certify Teacher site
  2. Select the online version of study guide you wish to purchase using the provide promo code and select "Buy Now". Be sure to note the Operating system and browser requirements for the program.
  3. On the My Shopping Cart page, under the Apply Promo Code option, select "Login".
  4.  Login to to process your purchase using the promo code.
    1. If you do not already have an account through, please create an account under the "I don't have an account yet" option, and follow the prompts provide .
  5. Enter your promo code TEXANS4728 when prompted. The price will drop to the discounted price after entering the promo code.
  6. Select "Accept" in the Six Clock-Hours Requirement window for your promo code to be validated. 
  7. Complete the purchase transaction by providing your credit card information. The online readiness review solution will be available seconds after the purchase transaction is complete.