Application Cycle:

  • Regular Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Dec 04, 2017
    Deadline: Jul 12, 2018

  • Late Hire Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Jul 13, 2018
    Deadline: Aug 10, 2018


Information Sessions:

  • Apr 26, 2018 (6-8 pm)

  • May 24, 2018 (6-8 pm)

  • Jun 19, 2018 (6-8 pm)

Learn more about information sessions.


For information about the (PACT) TExES Pre-Admission Content Test visit TExES PACT Tests.
CTE Certification by Exam

For information about adding CTE certification by exam for already certified teachers visit CTE Cert By Exam Instructions and SOQ.

CTE Certification Areas

The Region 13 Educator Certification Program offers a wide array of certification areas. Check out the Certification Requirements documents below to review the specific application requirements for each certification area.  It is strongly recommended that you take the PACT exam if available for your certification area.  Please see Certification Requirement Checklists below for more details. For information about the (PACT) TExES Pre-Admission Content Test option visit TExES PACT Tests

  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 2015-2016.

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