Taking the TExES Exam

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 Educator Preparation Program is required to receive authorization to test.   

Practice Tests

The TExES Prep Center administers the TExES representative forms, otherwise known as practice exams. Check the schedule of testing dates and register. Admission to the Educator Preparation Program is not required before attempting the practice tests.

Registering for the TExES

Register to take the exam. Select “Register” and follow the instructions provided. The Registration Bulletin on the Pearson website will provide all the information you need to know about taking the TExES.

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