One-Year Certificate (Out Of Country Certified Educators) (TX)

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One-Year Certificate (Out Of Country Certified Educators) (TX)

Description
The One-Year Certificate (Out Of Country Certified Educators) is for those who hold a standard educator certificate or credential from a country outside of the United States and its territories. Candidates must apply for a review of all out-of-country credentials.
Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Case by Case

State Information
State: Texas
Contact Name: Patricia Madison
Contact Phone: 512-936-8267
For more information please visit the state website: http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Certification_Based_on_Credentials_from_another_Country/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of Country Certification

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State

English Language Proficiency: Oral, Written, TOEFL-iBT: http://www.ets.org/toefl

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Technology:

TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160) – section on Technology Applications

Notes:
For LOTE exam information (ACTFL): http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=25769812554&ekfxmen_noscript=1&ekfxmensel=e9edebdf8_25769804222_25769804224

English Language Proficiency Options
Candidates may complete any of the following:

(A) an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States

(B) if an undergraduate or graduate degree was earned at an institution of higher education outside of the United States, evidence must be provided under procedures approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff that the primary language of instruction was English

(C) verification of satisfactory scores on an English language proficiency exam, approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. TOEFL-iBT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing is an example of such an exam.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/login.asp

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
Varies by District
Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Not Accepted

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=texas

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Fingerprinting/

Renewal: Nonrenewable

Notes:
Additional Fees: Fingerprinting and Criminal History Review = $45
First Aid/CPR: A school district shall make available annually to district employees and volunteers CPR and AED use instruction.

A copy of the international teaching certificate is required as part of the application. It is “not accepted” as part of the transcript evaluation.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Upon completion of all testing requirements, individuals may apply for the Standard Certificate.

Applicants may apply for a one year certificate during the evaluation process to determine if content and pedagogy exams are required and/or to take those required exams.

If you hold a standard educator certificate or credential from a country outside of the United States and its territories, you must apply for a review of your out-of-country credentials.

Once you have completed the review of credentials, you may be eligible for a One-Year Certificate. You must submit acceptable proof of oral English language proficiency before a certificate can be issued. You must complete all appropriate tests to establish the Standard certificate.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:37:13 PM


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