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Alternative Teacher Certification Program Costs

The total cost of the training is usually $3500.00 for any certification area. The cost, by course, is provided below. The Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities course must be paid in full at the time of registration. The remaining $2700.00 may be paid at the beginning of each class. Once an individual has been accepted into the program, he/she have up to three years to complete all required coursework and the internship/clinical teaching experience.

NOTE: New State requirements include additional pre-service field experience of 30 hours, increasing the need to apply early for the upcoming semester.

Required Coursework Fees for Most Certification Areas

(Business; Core Subject 4-8; Education; English Language Arts/Reading; English Language Arts Reading/Social Studies; Family/Consumer Science; Health; History; Math; Math/Science; PE; Composite Science; Life Science; Physical Science; Speech; Social Studies)

  1.  Training tuition (made in three payments when registering for each course):

• Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities, payment 1, $800.00 + books

• Content Methods Training, in July each year, payment 2, $600.00

• Intel Teach to the Future, in July each year, payment 3, $600.00

2.  Internship/Clinical Teaching $1500.00 + books

Additional Fees

(Overall cost to reach standard certification is estimated to be $4300.) Program Application Fee - $50.00, TSI Test - $25.00, 
Books and Materials - Varies depending on certificate, estimated $135.00 + State fees:

  • $131.00 - Content test, and
  • $131.00 - PPR Test
  • *Probationary Certificate - $52.00+
  • *Standard Certificate - $77.00+
  • *Fingerprinting - $47.00

Special Education Certificate Required Coursework Fees

  • Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities, offered fall, spring, or summer and School Law - $800.00 + books
  • Content Methods - $600.00
  • Special Education - $600.00 + books
  • Intel Teach to the Future - $600.00
  • Internship / Clinical Teaching - $1500.00 + books
  • Special Education Internship - $1500.00 + books

*Fees are subject to change
See www.texes.ets.org for late registration fees and other information.
See www.tea.state.tx.us/ for more information on teaching in Texas.