Limited Admission Cycle 2018-19

The Limited Admission Cycle is an application cycle based on meeting program needs for additional teachers in selected certification areas.   

Applicants for this cycle MUST submit evidence of a passing score on the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)  for their certification area to complete application requirements.  See Certification Requirements documents for all details. 

*Note:  Please check the PACT requirements for your certificaiton are carefully. Some certification areas require 2 PACT exams.

Visit the following Program pages for details and application deadlines:

Elementary and Secondary

Austin ISD Teacher Academy

Special Education

The next Information Session is April 4, 2018 (6 to 8 PM)

Special Notes:

Applicants for this cycle must submit evidence of a passing score on the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT),  Please check the PACT requirements for your certificaiton area carefully. Some certification areas require 2 PACT exams.

Special Note:  Due to test analytics being performed by ETS for the Core Subjects EC-6 test, you may have difficulty taking your PACT in time to meet our application deadline.  If you are able to secure a testing date no later than May 2, your application will still be considered for this cycle.  Please call our office at 512-919-5366 with any questions.

For information about registering for the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) visit the ETS website.

If you need help in preparing for a PACT exam:

Check out our TExES Review Online Courses

Download this list of PACT test resources

Download this chart for more Limited Admission Cycle information
 

Certificate Areas for Limited Admission Cycle

Elementary Level Certification Requirements (Grades EC-6) Programs Available
Bilingual Core Subjects Spanish EC-6    Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
ESL Core Subjects EC-6     Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Middle Level Certification Requirements (Grades 4-8) Programs Available
Mathematics 4-8     Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Mathematics/Science 4-8     Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Science 4-8     Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Secondary Level Certification Requirements (Grades 6-12) Programs Available
Mathematics 7-12     Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Math/Physics 7-12     Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Math/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12    Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
Science 7-12    Download chart for PACT information ELEM ATA
All Level Certification Requirements (Grades EC-12) Programs Available
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12  Download chart for PACT information ELEM  
Special Education EC-12    Download chart for PACT information SPED  

  Critical Needs Areas *

The critical needs areas are certification areas in which there is an anticipated shortage of teachers.  These areas are identified each spring or summer by the Commissioner of Education for the upcoming school year. As a result, these areas are subject to change.  Areas listed as “critical needs” on our website are anticipated for the application cycle.   For a complete and updated list visit TEA Teacher Shortage Areas 2016-2017.

Note: Program requirements are subject to change at any time based upon new rules, policies and regulations from the Texas Education Agency: Educator Certification.