Current students may use this form to request a probationary certificate. You must be hired by a school district as the teacher of record and be "highly qualified." You must also be enrolled in a two semester internship.
During the last semester or coursework, students will go to www.tea.state.tx.us and apply for Standard Certification. Once application has been made, payment for the certification fee is not required at that time, but payment must be made for the fingerprinting. Once the fingerprinting fee has been made, a Fast Pass number will be emailed to the applicant. After receiving the Fast Pass number, it allows the applicant to sign up to get fingerprinting completed. Certification is not complete until recommendation has been made by the university, fingerprinting completed and accepted, and all fees paid.
Recommendation for Standard Certification
Recommendation for standard certification by the Certification Office is done when the student is :
1. Clear financially with the university,
2. Degree has been conferred,
3. Student teaching/internship is completed, and
4. Both exams have been passed at the state level. (Content and PPR)