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Teaching Certification

Texarkana Independent School District is pleased to assist you with your Teacher Certification process. The links below will direct you to the Texas Education Agency where the certification process is outlined. If you need additional assistance, please contact Texas Education Agency directly at 512.936.8400 and speak with a Certification Representative or contact the TISD Human Resources Department at 903.794.8473.

Becoming a Certified Texas Educator Through an Alternative Certification Program (ACP)

Becoming a Certified Texas Educator Through a University Program

Certification Based on Credentials from another Country

Educator Certification

Educator Certification Contact

Out-of-State Certified Educators

TEAL Login

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a degree, but how do I become certified to teach?

See Alternative Certification Programs or University Based Programs links above. Choose the route that works best for you.

What is Alternative Certification?

Alternative Certification is another route to certification that allows a degreed individual to obtain teacher certification. For more information, and for a list of programs available, see the ACP link above.

If I am working on my certification, am I eligible for hire as a teacher?

To be eligible for hire as a teacher, you must be enrolled or enrolling in an ACP and be eligible for a state certification or permit or local certification (if applicable) on or before the first day of employment. Speak with your certification program representative or the TISD Human Resources Department for more information.