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Professional Certification Test Areas

Educator Certification

To earn a professional service certificate, you must take and pass the TExES test that corresponds to your specific area of certification.

Registering for the TExES Test
Each time you wish to take a TExES test, you must notify the College of Education by submitting your request electronically via the TExES Approval Request (TAR) web site. Before registering, make sure you have met all prerequisites (talk with your program coordinator). The system will respond to your request via your Islander email.

For detailed information on using TAR and registering for TExES, please visit the steps for registering page.

After carefully reading steps for registering, proceed to the TAR site to register.

Contact Rose Zuniga at 361-825-3074 for any questions about TExES.

*Plan ahead: the TAR web site shuts down at noon on the day before the regular registration deadline to process all existing requests. If you submit your request late, you will be charged additional testing fees. TAR does not operate on most holidays or on spring break. Some "request to test" deadlines may differ from ETS regular registration deadlines.

Required examinations by concentration:

Examination Number
Educational Diagnostician TExES #153 preparation manual (pdf)
Principal TExES #068 preparation manual (pdf)
Reading Specialist TExES #151 preparation manual (pdf)
School Counselor TExES #152 preparation manual (pdf)
Superintendent TExES #195 preparation manual (pdf)