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Point 4: Certification Testing

TExES Testing Resource Links:
Register for TExES Test

TExES Preparation Resources

TExES Test Preparation Workshops

Texarkana TExES Computer Test Dates - Currently not offering TExES Testing

Any student seeking teaching certification is required to pass a minimum of two TExES certification tests. 

Content Test: This test is completed  as part of admission to the program and Eligibility for Internship Certificate Process. students must complete this test in the area seeking certification prior to being admitted into teacher preparation program and before beginning Internship or applying for Clinical Practicum (Student Teaching).

Students seeking Special Education Certification should take the SPED EC-12 (#161) as their initial content test for Admission. However, SPED candidates doing internship will likely have to take another content test upon hire by school district.

Students seeking Bilingual Certification should take Core Subjects: EC-6 (#291) or Core Subjects: 4-8 (#211), Bilingual Supplemental (#164) AND BTLPT - Bilingual Target Language Proficience Test Spanish (#190) to be eligible for hire by school district.

Limited Testing Opportunities: Students wishing to take the BTLPT for Bilingual or LOTE Certifications need to be aware these tests are offered only a few times per semester due to writing and language components.

Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR) Test: Teacher candidates may register to take the PPR Test when eligible.  To be eligible, candidate must meet all three criteria below:

  • Admitted into the Eagles TEACH Alt Program
  • Completed ED 506, ED 508, ED 530 and ED 557
  • Participate in 6-hours of state mandated test preparation.  See link above "TExES Test Preparation Workshops" for dates offered and registration information.

Before completing Internship or Clinical Practicum, candidate is required to provide documentation of participation in 6-hours of state mandated test preparation.

Questions? Call 903/223-3132 or email acp@tamut.edu.
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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