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Certification Testing

All educators are required to demonstrate mastery of the competencies related to their certificate area by successfully completing a TExES certification exam. At Texas A&M University-Central Texas, all services related to practice exams and approval to test are housed in the Educator Preparation Services (EPS) office. The Coordinator of Certification Testing determines the pre-requisites and sequence for representative testing, as well as the approval for the standard TExES examination.

After an undergraduate student has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, Educator Preparation Services will register the student in the Education Certification Online System (ECOS). Instructions for the completion of the ECOS registration process will be provided after an offer letter of acceptance into the Teacher Education Program has been received. EPS authorizes all testing, retesting, and recommendation for certification as the student meets the program and state requirements of the certification process. Certification testing begins the semester prior to Clinical Teaching, and all testing schedules and registration instructions are provided to the students well in advance of approved testing dates.

New TExES Test Information

Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes. More information will be shared as rules are adopted.

Download TAMUCT Policies Governing TExES

2017-2018 Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs

The above information contains procedures and forms for requesting accommodations for TExES, TExMaT, TASC and TASC-ASL tests

2017-2018 Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs 

The above information contains procedures and forms for requesting accommodations for the tests GRE, TOEFL, Praxis and School Leadership Series Assessments

Registration for TAMUCT Representative TExES

Educator Certification Examination Retake Limit Change

Important Update and Action Steps for Educator Preparation Programs Regarding Candidates Who Took Certification Exams Before 9/1/15 and Have Not Passed Those Exams

New TExES Security Policy

To ensure security and fairness to everyone, new enhanced security policies have been implemented at all testing centers. Test takers are now required to remove their eyeglasses for close visual inspection by test center administrators. These inspections only take a few seconds and will be done at check-in and again upon return from breaks.  Wedding and engagement rings and small earrings are permitted to be worn in the testing room after visual inspection. Test takers wearing large jewelry items, such as pendants or other hanging jewelry, objects and bracelets, will be asked to remove and store them before entering the testing room. Hair accessories such as clips, combs, barrettes and headbands will be closely inspected. Test takers wearing large hair clips or other objects in the hair such as buttons or other objects will be asked to remove and store them before entering the testing room.

This policy has been implemented due to the many different types of spy devices that are now available for use to capture and remove test content.

Graduate students seeking professional class certification as a School Counselor, Reading Specialist, Principal or Superintendent take a practice test during their final (internship) semester after verification that all program requirements have been met. After the practice test, and receiving approval from certificate area faculty, EPS will contact students with information on the process to register for the TExES exam.

Students seeking professional class certification are responsible for ensuring that they have correctly declared their degree/certificate area with the graduate office. Additionally, upon admittance to any professional class certificate area program, students must submit the Intent to Pursue Professional Certification to the Educator Preparation Services Office located in suite 322G in Warrior Hall.

Any incorrect declarations and/or failure to submit the Intent to Pursue Professional Certification form will result in issues with testing and certification, including, but not limited to, delays or denials to test.