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Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding life-changing career? Do you have a passion for teaching? Whether changing careers, returning to the work force, or just beginning your first job search, the Region 7 Teacher Preparation & Certification Program can be your path to the future.
We provide a blend of face-to-face and online coursework to our participants. Our face-to-face courses are one Saturday a month (Sept.-May) and up to 16 days in June and/or July.
To enroll into Region 7 Teacher Certification Program you must be clear of criminal background, have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, meet the GPA requirement of 2.5 overall (GPA total of all college transcripts) or GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of coursework of degree and pass the PACT/Content test. Candidates with a degree
from a foreign institution, please read FAQ's below.
A non-refundable fee of $100.00 is required with this application. You may pay by check, money order or online: Region 7 Store
TPCP Applicant Information
Hinson & Hazlewood Loan Information
As a service, TEA will provide a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation for a non-refundable fee.
You are eligible to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation if:
You are not eligible for a preliminary evaluation of your criminal history if you do not have a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.
For more information review the FAQs for the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation.
Educational Testing Service Preparation
T-CERT TExES Certification Exam Review for Teachers
Register for PACT (TExES ) Exam:
If you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university or are in your last semester and scheduled to receive a bachelor’s degree, you are allowed to take a content test for purposes of admission into the alternative certification program. To determine specific test-date availability, you will need to create an account and be logged into your account.
Candidates are limited to five attempts to take a certification test. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination and four retakes. All attempts taken before September 1, 2015 count as one attempt. Please click on link for additional information: Educator Testing Service
Accreditation / Institution Search
Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs
Assistant Director - Curriculum
Education Certification Coordinator
Educator Certification Technician
Leadership Development & Educator Certification
We ask that you do not bring children under the age of 18 with you when you attend training presented by Region 7 ESC. Thank you for your cooperation.
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