• Admission Criteria

    All P.a.C.E. applicants seeking certification shall have:

     Checkmark A bachelor's degree earned from and conferred by and accredited institution of higher education (IHE).
     Checkmark A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on all coursework before admission; or 
     Checkmark Completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification the candidate is seeking except for mathematics and science at above Grade 7; or
     Checkmark Completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in the core subjects content area for the certification the candidate is seeking mathematics and science at above Grade 7; or
     Checkmark A passing score on a comparable content certification examination which the applicant seeks admission (TXPACT); or
      (If the candidate does not meet the minimum 12-15 semester hours, the candidate will be required to take and pass TXPACT in the content the candidate seeks.)
     Checkmark Not previously been admitted into an alternative certification program.
     Checkmark Demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics.
     Checkmark Demonstrate English language proficiency skills.

    Meet the required experience and preparation for CTE certification. 

    (Click here to learn more about the Region One ESC CTE Program.) 

     Checkmark Submit all official transcripts for an eligibility review and transcript evaluation prior to application. Followed by a certification area and testing advisement with one of our program specialists.

    Submit 3 references: 2 professional, 1 character 

    (References cannot include family.)




    Pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator; and pursuant to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §227.1(d), an applicant or a candidate who has been convicted of an offense may result in ineligibility for issuance of a certificate on the completion of the program.  An applicant or a candidate may exercise the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter.  For more information about a preliminary criminal history evaluation, access TEA link at https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/investigations/preliminary-criminal-history-evaluation-faqs.


Last Modified on September 9, 2020