College of Education and Liberal Arts

Point 4: Certification Testing

New Fall 2014!  All Teacher Candidates must pass all TExES tests required for certification prior to starting Student Teaching (Block 2) Semester! 

Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR) Test:  Students will be eligible to test upon admission to program, completion of ED 321 and mandatory participation in Test Preparation (see Program Calendar for dates).  Once requirements are met, the student will be given permission to register to take the PPR Test by the Certification Officer.

Content Test(s): Students will be eligible to test upon completion of Project-Based courses (ED 486/487 for EC-6 certifications; ED 435 for Secondary certifications). Students are required to participate in a Content Test Preparation in which they take and analyze a practice content test prior to receiving permission to register for the test (see Program Calendar).  

Other required certification testing: Students seeking EC-6 Bilingual Generalist and EC-6 Generalist/EC-12 Special Education attend additional test preparation sessions to receive test approval for the BTLPT, Bilingual Supplemental and EC-12 Special Education tests. Contact advisor or Certification Officer for test information and preparation.

Limited Testing Opportunities: Students wishing to take English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) 7-12 or BTLPT for Bilingual or LOTE Certifications need to be aware these tests are offered only two times a year due to writing and language components. Be aware of these dates posted on TExES Website: www.texes.ets.org.

To register for PPR Test Preparation or Content Test Preparation, email education.department@tamut.edu. Below is a list of Test Preparation Resources and downloadable PDF for TExES Test Registration.

Registration for TExES Test

Quick Start Guide for Testing Website

TExES Preparation Resources

TExES Test Preparation Workshops

Texarkana TExES Computer Test Dates

Setting Up TEAL Account - TEA ID#