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.
Online Registration Instructions
Step 2: Check for Entered Approvals in your Testing Account
Once you have submitted your complete test or retest approval materials, you will need to monitor your Pearson testing account for entered approvals. Separate test approval notifications will not be sent out. Expect 2-5 business days for approvals to be entered once complete materials have been submitted. For instructions to set up your Pearson testing account see the associated link.
Step 3: Choose a Testing Site
TExES exams are given at many locations across the state, including the Tarleton campus in Stephenville. You are free to choose the location for testing, but must adhere to dates set forth by the individual programs and may not choose dates that conflict with any scheduled academic meetings such as classes, laboratories, field experiences, internships, or clinical teaching. A complete list of testing site locations can be viewed when you are in the registration system or at the Pearson website.
Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee spaces available at Tarleton or any other location for your choice of date. We recommend registering quickly to ensure the best possible exam date and location that works for you.
Step 4: Register Online
For more information about the registration process, candidates can refer to the Registration Instruction Sheet. There are specific test date windows for a few exams which require registration by a certain deadline. You must register by the deadlines set by Pearson for those testing windows.