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The Texas Education Agency requires that all students seeking certification in Texas perform satisfactorily on comprehensive examinations. For most certifications, teacher candidates must pass an exam in their content area and another covering the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities course work. Degree plans that include ESL, Bilingual or Special Education course work will require a third exam for the supplemental certification.

Before taking the actual state exams, you must first take the corresponding practice test. Those seeking certification in areas without a practice test must receive approval from their academic advisor before taking the actual exam. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required to receive authorization to test.   

Practice Tests

The TExES Prep Center administers the TExES representative forms, otherwise known as practice exams. The schedule of testing dates is availabe at http://www.twu.edu/TExES-Prep, where you may also register. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is not required before attempting the practice tests.

Registering for the TExES

To obtain an authorization to test, send an email request with your name, TWU student ID number and the name of the test you want to take to Linda Kobler or Brenda Wilson. Email requests for a test approval must be received by 2:00 p.m. on the registration deadline to obtain the approval by the day’s end. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll receive an email notification providing registration instructions. You must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to be approved for an actual exam.

To register, go to www.texes.ets.org, select “Register” and follow the instructions provided. The Registration Bulletin on the ETS website will provide all the information you need to know about taking the TExES.

NOTE:  An admission ticket is required each time you take a test. You may print your admission ticket from the online registration system

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