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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 has 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.

Interdisciplinary Studies 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.

Testing Policies

The Tarleton State University Educator Preparation Council developed the following policies to help ensure the success of Tarleton teacher education candidates and the continuing accreditation of all Tarleton educator preparation programs.