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TExES Exam Registration & Study Resources

Exam Registration

Get Admitted Into The Program

Texas Teachers must have your completed application, official transcripts, enrollment fee, and personal information, including:
• Legal Name
• Social Security Number
• Date of Birth
• E-mail Address
• Test(s) you are interested in taking

Note: If you do not have a U.S. Social Security number, we will issue you a temporary PIN number to use in place of it.

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Setup your TEAL Account

You must create an account with the Texas Education Agency. Follow these important set up instructions. Select “Candidate Participating in Educator Preparation Program” under “Application Applying For.” Once you have set up the account, you will immediately be able to confirm your TEA ID number.

Note: We recommend applying for your Intern Certificate once you are ready to begin your teaching job search. See the Job Search section of our FAQ page for more information.

Setup Your TEA AccountInstructions from the TEA


Setup Your Pearson Account

You must also set up a different account with Pearson. This will allow you to access the testing site and register for test(s). You will need your TEA ID number. Effective September 1, 2018, Pearson has replaced ETS as the testing vendor for the state.

Note: You will be unable to register for a test unless Texas Teachers has given you approval in advance.

Setup Your Pearson AccountInstructions from Pearson


Problems with Registration

If you have trouble registering, or if the error message says your information does not match, we’ll need to confirm the following.
• Date of Birth
• Social Security Number
• E-mail Address
• Legal Name

Note: The information you give the state in the above fields must match exactly what you give us. If the information does not match, you will not be able to register for any tests.

If the test you are registering for does not appear for selection, you will need to contact Texas Teachers to check what tests you have been approved to take. If the test date you want does not appear for the certification exam you have selected, then that location is full and you will need to choose another location or date.

Exam Registration

Texas Teachers Test Prep Coursework

Texas Teachers has developed individual modules within our online training to help you prepare for each test. Our innovative test preparation coursework offers a comprehensive review of all concepts covered on the test, and is designed to be utilized in conjunction with the other study materials listed here. Call (877) 888-2640 or email Teach@TexasTeachers.org to request that your test prep module be added to your Canvas account.

Online Study Community

Our Online Study Community is a great starting point for exploring test tips and strategies. The forum offers insight into what the actual exam is like and proven study strategies from other teachers in our program.

State Preparation Materials

Pearson, the company that administrates the TExES exams, provides TExES Exam preparation materials that include free study tips and preparation manuals, which contain the competencies to be tested and sample questions. Interactive practice exams with scoring feedback are also available for $10 each.

240Tutoring.com Discount

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Leading Professional Resources

240Tutoring (recommended)
Study.com TExES Test Resources
ETS TExES Preparation Materials
ETS Interactive Practice Tests (Mathematics 7-12, Science 7-12, PPR, BTLPT)
Certify Teacher
TExES Exam Prep (one-on-one tutoring service)
Pass The TExES
TExES Flash Card Secrets Study Guide
TExES Secret Study Guides
Xam Online
Test At a Glance (complements State Preparation Manuals)
Quizlet (free resource)

The Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Exam

The Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam is only taken once you are hired in the classroom. Study resources for the PPR Exam can be found in our resources related to Your Internship Year.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust