What are the qualifications to become a teacher?

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Answer: To qualify for a teacher position you must either:

  • Be Texas certified in the field you are applying for or;
  • You must present a letter from an alternative certification program and
    • If you are applying for a generalist position in grades PK - 8, you must pass the content exam respective to the grade group you are applying for.
    • If you are applying for a secondary position, you must have 24 college semester hours in the subject area you are applying for with 12 of those hours being upper division courses if you have not taken the TExES exam for the subject area.
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