Educator
Certification Office


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  • Alumni
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LeTourneau University's educator preparation programs place an emphasis on real-world application, and learning takes place in a community of faith where personal and professional relationships are cultivated. We strive to prepare effective, caring, and knowledgeable Christian educators for future service in public or private schools.

The certification office serves all LeTourneau University educator preparation programs, which includes traditional, nontraditional, on-ground and completely online delivery methods.

Since you have selected a LeTourneau University educator preparation program, the certification office is here to support you as you work toward obtaining Texas educator credentials.


If you believe you have a complaint concerning the Educator Preparation Program, please contact your academic advisor. Complaints will be heard and resolved informally, if possible. If the complaint is not resolved, you may appeal to the program chair. For issues or complaints about this educator preparation program that cannot be resolved by the program chair, you may contact the Texas Education Agency, Complaints (located in the blue banner at the bottom of the home page), or mail to Correspondence Management, Communications Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress, Austin, TX 79701-1494.

RENEWING YOUR STANDARD CERTIFICATE

Congratulations on earning a standard Texas Teacher or Principal certificate!
Remember that you will need to take action in order to keep your credentials up-to-date.
Detailed information concerning certificate renewal is posted at the TEA Web site.

 

ADDING ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION AREAS

Once you receive your initial teacher certification, you can add additional certification areas to your credentials by taking additional examinations. Check out the TEA Web site for detailed information. The process is simple and will not require assistance from your educator preparation program. After certification has posted, you can register HERE or take any content exam that you chose. Consider referring to the study guides so you'll know how to prepare for the additional exams that you would like to take.

TEXAS EDUCATOR LINKS

  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) 
    • Certification Information
    • Fingerprinting
    • Standards and Testing
  • ECOS (Educator Certification Online System)
    • Apply for Probationary Certification
    • Apply for Standard Certification
    • Check on Application and Fingerprinting Status
    • Certificate Renewal
    • Adding Additional Certification Areas to Standard Teaching Certificate
    • Update your contact information that TEA has on file

STATE EXAM LINKS

  • Pearson - http://tx.nesinc.com
  • Preparation Manual – Provides an overview of the test, domains and competencies covered along with practice questions and study resources
  • Interactive Practice Tests – Available for PPR EC-12 (#160), Mathematics 7-12 (#235), Science 7-12 (#236) and Principal as Instructional Leader (#268).  There is a fee of $10 for each interactive practice test.

TEST PREP RESOURCES

  • CertifyTeacher
  • 240Tutoring
  • TCert - Site created by TEA and Texas A&M. You will need your TEA ID# to create an account.
  • Music EC-12 review - Created by TMEA
  • Math 4-8 review - Created by University of Houston
  • Generalist EC-6 App - Search for "TExES Flashcards" in the app store on an Apple device. Good for vocabulary review.

CURRICULUM ORGANIZATIONS

 

PROFESSIONAL TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ORGANIZATIONS

Texas Education Agency Resources:


Educator Certification Office
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX: 903.233.3852

 

STAFF

BethNelms@letu.edu
Director of Educator Certification
903.233.3884
1.800.388.5327 x3884