The Texas Education Agency (TEA) conducts a national criminal history check on all applicants for certification. Applicants for certification who have a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate on completion of an educator preparation program. For further information please review the National Criminal History Checks – FAQs on the TEA website. Applicants and enrolled students who have questions about potential ineligibility for certification have the right to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from the Texas Education Agency for a non-refundable fee. For more information please review the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation FAQs on the TEA website.
- What is the criminal history check requirement in Texas?
- How do I submit certification materials on the Relay Admissions Platform?
- How do I sign up for a national online content workshop to prepare for my certification exams?
- Can I apply for a fee waiver for my Praxis exam?
- How do I enroll in the Canvas Teacher Certification Exam Preparation Course?
- Where do I find out about certification at the Atlanta campus?
- How do I get certified?
- What tests do I need to take to get certified?
- What resources can I use to study for my certification exams?
- Who should I go to on my campus for certification-related questions?