Limited Admission Cycle 2017-18

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

Certification areas for this cycle will be determined and posted in January. 

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:  Applicants who pass at least 3 sections of the Core Subjects exam may be allowed to interview for program admission.

Special Notes:

Applicants for this cycle must submit evidence of a passing score on the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT).  Applicants who pass at least 3 sections of the Core Subjects exam may be allowed to interview for program admission.

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 April 21, 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 online self-study review courses.

Check out our list of resources.

Attend a Core Subjects EC-6 test prep session.

Certificate Areas for Limited Admission Cycle

Middle Level Certification Requirements (Grades 4-8) Programs Available
Mathematics 4-8  ELEM ATA
Mathematics/Science 4-8  ELEM ATA
Science 4-8  ELEM ATA
Secondary Level Certification Requirements (Grades 6-12) Programs Available
Mathematics 7-12  ELEM ATA
Math/Physics 7-12  ELEM ATA
Math/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12  ELEM ATA
Science 7-12  ELEM ATA
All Level Certification Requirements (Grades EC-12) Programs Available
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish EC-12 ELEM  
Special Education EC-12  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.