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Test Requirements per Certificate Areas

Teacher candidates must pass ALL of the required TExES exams for their particular certificate. Apply for test approval.

EC-6 testing requirements

Candidates seeking EC-6 certification are required to pass not only the PPR and content exams, but also the supplemental exam(s) appropriate for their declared teaching field:

  • EC-6/ESL - ESL is required for EC-6 certification.*
  • EC-6/Bilingual - BTLPT and Bilingual Supplemental are required for EC-6 certification.*
  • Special Education - ESL is required for Special Education certification.*

*See all test requirements below.

Two Teaching Fields

Candidates seeking two teaching fields must pass the PPR and the exams for BOTH teaching fields to be eligible for either certification.

Elementary Certificate Area

Exams Required

EC-6/Bilingual

#160 PPR, #190 BTLPT & #164 Bilingual Supplemental & #291 Core Subjects EC-6

EC-6/ESL #160 PPR, #154 ESL Supplemental & #291 Core Subjects EC-6
English/Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies 4-8 #160 PPR, #113 Eng/LA/RDG/SST 4-8
Generalist 4-8

#160 PPR, #211 Core Subjects 4-8

Mathematics 4-8

#160 PPR, #115 Math 4-8

Math/Science 4-8

#160 PPR, #114 Math/Science 4-8

Science 4-8

#160 PPR, #116 Science 4-8

Secondary Certificate Area

Exams Required

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12

#160 PPR, #272 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12:
Contact Dr. Doug Morrish at (512) 245-3321 for approval

Chemistry 7-12

#160 PPR, #240 Chemistry 7-12:
Contact Dr. Wendi David at chemadvising@txstate.edu for approval.

Computer Science 8-12

#160 PPR, #141 Computer Science 8-12:
No practice Computer Science test available. Should take and pass the real  test prior to student teaching.

Dance 6-12

#160 PPR, #279 Dance 6-12:
Contact Dr. Leanne Smith at ls14@txstate.edu for approval.

Eng/LA/Rdg 7-12

#160 PPR, #231 Eng/LA/RDG 7-12:
Contact Lindy Kosmitis at lk21@txstate.edu for approval.

Family Consumer Sciences

#160 PPR, Family Consumer Science:
Contact Dr. Sandra Duke at sandra.duke@txstate.edu for approval.

History 7-12

#160 PPR, #233 History 7-12:
Should successfully complete the History course # HIST 4380 prior to approval.  Please note that Texas History is tested in the 7-12 History TExES exam.

Journalism 8-12

#160 PPR, #156 Journalism 8-12:
Contact Harry Bowers at hbowers@txstate.edu for approval.

Life Science 7-12

#160 PPR, #238 Life Science 7-12:
Contact Dr. Westerlund  jw33@txstate.edu or Dr. Sandra West at sw04@txstate.edu for approval.

Mathematics 7-12

#160 PPR, #235 Math 7-12:
Contact Dr. Sharon Gronberg  at sg08@txstate.edu for approval.

Physical Science 6-12

#160 PPR, #237 Physical Science 6-12:
Contact Dr. Wendi David at wd11@txstate.edu for approval.

Social Studies 7-12

#160 PPR, #232 Social Studies 7-12:
Must have completed the SST practice test in HIST 4300 and have applied for student teaching. Questions? Contact Trace Etienne-Gray at te01@txstate.edu

Speech 7-12

#160 PPR, #129 Speech 7-12: 
Contact Karl Boysen at  kb05@txstate.edu for approval.

 

All Level Certificate Area

Exams Required

Art EC-12

#160 PPR, #178 ART EC-12:
Approval required for ART EC-12. Contact Teri Evans-Palmer: te10@txstate.edu

French EC-12 #160 PPR, #610 LOTE French:
Take practice exam before or during Student Teaching.
Contact: Dr. Ewa Siwak: ewasiwak@txstate.edu
German EC-12 #160 PPR, #611 LOTE German:
Take practice exam before or during Student Teaching.
Contact: Dr. Ewa Siwak: ewasiwak@txstate.edu
Health EC-12

#160 PPR, #157 Health EC-12:

Music EC-12

#160 PPR, #177 Music EC-12:
Contact Dr. Amanda Soto at asoto@txstate.edu the Music Dept.

Physical Education EC-12

#160 PPR, #158 PE EC-12:

Spanish EC-12

#160 PPR, #613 LOTE Spanish:
Take practice exam before or during Student Teaching.
Contact: Dr. Ewa Siwak: ewasiwak@txstate.edu

Special Education EC-12

#160 PPR, #161 SPED & #154 ESL Supplemental & #291 Core Subjects EC-6

Theater EC-12

#160 PPR, #180 Theatre EC-12:
Approval required. Contact Tina Hyatt at th16@txstate.edu in the Theatre Dept.

 

Professional Certificate Exams

For test information, contact program coordinator.

Principal

#068 Principal

Reading Specialist   

#151 Reading Specialist

School Counselor

#152 School Counselor

Superintendent

#195 Superintendent

Master Teacher Master Reading Teacher
Master Mathematics Teacher (Elementary or 4-8)
Master Science Teacher
 

Contact Information

Office of Educator Preparation
Texas State University
oep@txstate.edu

TEA
(512) 463-9734

ETS
1-800-205-2626