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Get Certified to Teach in Texas Through Teach Us

Teach Us Texas offers a personalized, streamlined teacher certification program designed to help you achieve your career goals. Classes are offered fully online, so you can earn your certification on your own time, at your own pace. Plus, you’ll have access to a leading support team of highly experienced faculty, academic advisors, success coaches, and certification specialists who will help you navigate your journey to becoming a teacher. Let’s create your future in teaching together!

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Teach Us Texas is committed to delivering high-quality teacher preparation and personalized support to aspiring teachers. Our student-centered approach models optimal teaching and learning principles so that you too can use the same techniques to improve learner outcomes for your future students. 

Teach Us Texas designs learning experiences and learning environments that support your asynchronous teaching and learning, including Quality Matters, which sets the standards for quality assurance of online education. To further promote your engagement, Teach Us utilizes rapid eLearning authoring tools to create interactive course material and assessments, contributing to your growth and continuous improvement throughout the program.

Learn from the convenience of your home or office, at any time, at any pace, and from any place in the world! Our faculty hold advanced degrees and teacher certifications and are dedicated to your success. Our staff provide the highest level of support and strive to make your experience successful and enjoyable. With our year-round application and weekly starts, you can get started as soon as you want on becoming a teacher.

Wraparound Support

  • You are not alone in this journey!
  • Teach Us Texas provides you with comprehensive wraparound support to meet you where you are. When you enroll, you will receive a support team to help you with a variety of areas including academic counseling, coaching, tutoring, and ensuring your clinical practice placements meet Texas requirements.
  • Leveraging the latest technology, Teach Us Texas monitors your individual progress providing you with personalized advising and support to enhance your growth, including tools for linking academic pathways to career opportunities, exploring internship, apprenticeships, and professional certification options.

Program Structure

  • Our program is centered around diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social emotional learning and keeps you engaged through relevant research-based practices and advanced learning technologies.
  • The program is structured into flexible learning blocks of 3-4 months.
  • You’ll take a total of 10 courses plus Clinical Practice (internship or clinical teaching) which allows you to complete an internship in just over a year or clinical teaching in 10 months. Our courses include all content to prepare you for benchmarking and exams!
    • Block 1 Prepares you to meet the Pre-Service Standards (150 hours); complete your Field-Based experience hours; and engage in trainings for code of ethics, professionalism, dyslexia, and proactive strategies to support all students. The estimated time to complete Block 1 is 4 months.
    • Block 2 Focuses on Literacy Across the Curriculum. The estimated time to complete Block 2 is 3 months.
    • Block 3 Focuses on Student-Centered Pedagogy. The estimated time to complete Block 3 is 2 months.
    • Block 4 Clinical Practice runs concurrently in the program during Blocks 2-3. The estimated time to complete Block 4 is dependent on which path you select (i.e., clinical teaching or internship). For more information, see the last bulleted item under the topic ‘Texas Teacher Certification Requirements.’
    • Bilingual or ESL Supplemental Certificate Options Available
    • Texas Teacher Certification Requirements:
      • 300 clock hours of coursework
      • 35 hours of field based experiences (15 hours can be completed virtually)
      • Passing Score on the appropriate content area exam
      • Passing Score on the PPR Exam (EC-12)
      • Successful completion of 1 year internship, or, 14-week full day clinical teaching (alternative of 28 weeks half day clinical teaching) at a TEA accredited school
  • With our year-round schedule, you can get started TODAY on your journey to becoming a Texas educator!

Program Pricing

We know you have many program options out there, so maximizing your value is important to us. Our program provides everything you need including test preparation, required certification coursework and support through our custom payment options that make sense for you and your budget. Candidates only pay a one-time enrollment fee of $295 during the enrollment process and can choose from one of the following program payment options.

*Total cost of the program is $4,995 (does not include application or enrollment fees)
**Total program cost does not include $295 enrollment fee

Pay in Full

Pay upfront and save, making this the most cost-effective way to pay for your program.
  • Receive a 25% pre-pay discount on the total cost of the program*
  • Total program cost: $3,746.25**

10% Down Payment

Can’t pay for the full cost of the program right now? No problem, this option still provides you with great savings.
  • Pay 10% and receive a 10% discount on the remaining balance of the program*
  • Remaining balance is divided into 10 interest-free monthly payments when your clinical practice or internship begins.
  • Total program cost: $4,046**

Monthly Payments

This budget friendly option provides you with a low monthly payment plan while you become intern eligible.
  • Make low monthly payments of $95 towards the total cost of the program*
  • Remaining balance is divided into 10 interest-free monthly payments when your clinical practice or internship begins.
  • Total program cost: $4,995**

Ready to Get Started?

  1. You’ll need to show that you have a:
    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA (overall or in the last 60 semester hours of college coursework)
    • 12-hours (college coursework) in the subject-specific area or 15-hours (college coursework) for mathematics or science above Grade 7
      • Not sure if you meet this requirement? We’re here to help. Email us at and we’ll work with you to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Apply for the Teach Us Texas Certification Program.
  3. Request your schools send your official transcripts to Teach Us:
  4. Schedule your interview with your Enrollment Advisor to confirm your eligibility for the program.
  5. Eligibility confirmed — Your advisor will register you for classes and schedule a meeting with a certification specialist.
  6. Start your path toward becoming a teacher!

Transfer Credit

Do you have prior coursework? If so, it may transfer to Teach Us! Candidates may substitute prior or ongoing service, training, or education, provided that the experience, education, or training is not also counted as a part of the internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements, was provided by an approved EPP or an accredited institution of higher education within the past five years and is directly related to the certificate being sought. 

Military servicemembers or veterans may also receive credit for military service, training, or education if your military service, training, or education is directly related to the certificate being sought. 

Talk to your enrollment advisor to determine whether your credit will transfer and how this can accelerate your pace to becoming a teacher!

Important Information

Criminal Background Check

Pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator; and (2) pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate on completion of the EPP. Pursuant to the Texas Occupations Code (TOC), Chapter 53, and the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 21, Subchapter B, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may suspend or revoke an existing valid certificate, deny an applicant a certificate, bar a person from being assessed or examined for a certificate, or take other disciplinary action because of a person's conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or certain other criminal history. A person who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a State Board for Educator Certification-approved educator preparation program or planning to take a certification examination may request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter regarding the person's potential ineligibility for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense. Additional information on this criminal background requirement can be found at TEA National Criminal History Checks FAQs.

Candidates may request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation (PCHE) from TEA. The PCHE is an evaluation of eligibility for a Texas educator certificate based on the individual’s self-reported criminal history. The evaluation is voluntary and non-binding.Additionally, the fee for the evaluation is non-refundable. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in an inaccurate criminal history evaluation. TEA performs this evaluation under the authority of the TexasOperations Code §53.102 and the Texas Administrative Code 19 Ch. 227. If you have questions regarding the PCHE, please see Preliminary Criminal HistoryEvaluation-FAQs | Texas Education Agency.  

Withdrawals and Exit Policy

A student choosing to withdraw from Teach Us after starting classes is to provide written notice to the EPP.  The notice is to indicate the expected last date of attendance and be signed and dated by the student.

An applicant must provide written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and federal and state holidays) of signing an enrollment agreement.

If the candidate decides to enroll in another EPP at a later time, the receiving EPP will request a TEA Candidate Transfer Form from Teach Us. Teach Us must confirm whether the candidate was in good standing with the EPP.

Candidates may be required to withdraw from Teach Us for the following reasons:
  1. Failure to complete the action plan as outlined in the Formal Candidate Review process.  Candidates who fail to maintain academic progress will be referred to the Formal Candidate Review process.
  2. Violations of the Code of Ethics and Standards for Texas Educators
  3. Inactive for 90 days or longer (i.e., past due accounts; no response support team; or assignment/work submissions)
  4. Internship is not completed (separation is immediate).
  5. Fail to pass one or more certification exams by the final re-testing attempt

Effect of Supply andDemand Forces on the Educator Workforce in Texas

In this document, stakeholders may find relevant information regarding the current status of the supply and demand for educators in Texas. 

Performance Over Time of Teach Us Texas for the Past Five Years

  • Teach Us Texas, formerly known as Excellence in Teaching (EiT), has received the following accreditation statuses for the past five years. For more information about accreditation statuses, please see the Accountability System for Educator Preparation.
    • 2021-2022 Accredited
    • 2020-2021 Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster (NOTE: All Texas Educator Preparation Programs received this status due to COVID.)
    • 2019-2020 Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster (NOTE: All Texas Educator Preparation Programs received this status due to COVID.)
    • 2018-2019 Accredited
    • 2017-2018 Accredited

Complaint Process

TEA staff has developed a complaint form and procedures to standardize the process for an individual making a complaint against an EPP. This complaint form will be available on the TEA website and must be in writing on the complaint form. The written complaint must clearly state the facts that are the subject of the complaint and must state the measures the complainant has taken to attempt resolution of the complaint with the EPP. Anonymous complaints may not be accepted or investigated. For further information on TEA responsibilities regarding a complaint, please refer to this site.

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