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Texas Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 130 schools)

TX Dept of Education:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/
Teacher Certification in TX:
Texas Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Texas. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Texas, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Texas, land of cowboys, oil men, and astronauts, is the only state with the distinction of having been a sovereign nation. In 1836, American settlers rebelled against Mexico, and despite the famous defeat at the Alamo, won their independence. Today, Texas is second only to Alaska in size and the notion that everything is big in Texas applies to the school districts too. The state has 16 of the nation’s largest districts with the biggest in Houston.

Teacher Education in Texas

Education majors can choose from more than 125 schools. Texas offers a learning environment to suit nearly any taste from large state universities to small, private colleges. Students can take their pick of subject area and degree program from certificates to doctoral programs.

Teaching Careers in Texas

Texas needs teachers in all subject areas and specializations. It offers loan forgiveness programs and greater pay for teachers willing to teach in high-need subjects and schools. On average, a teacher can expect to earn from $46,000 to a little over $51,000 a year, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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