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Certification/NCLB Compliance

Basic teacher requirements in Texas:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Complete teacher training through an approved program
  • Successfully complete the appropriate TExES/ExCET exams
  • Be NCLB highly qualified for the teaching assignment 

Teachers who are certified out of state or out of country:

  • You can transfer acceptable credentials in order to become certified in Texas. More information.
  • Be NCLB highly qualified for the teaching assignment.

Degree from another country without teacher certification:

  • Must go through a certification program and have transcripts evaluated.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS EVALUATORS
P. O. Box  2465
Denton, Texas  76202
940-383-7498 main
940-382-4874 fax
www.iacei.net

 
GLOBAL CREDENTIALS EVALUATORS
P. O. Box  9203
College Station, Texas  77842
800-517-4754 main
512-528-9293 fax
http://gceus.com

 
EDUCATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATORS
P. O. Box  514070
Milwaukee, WI  53202
414-289-3400 main
414-289-3411 fax
www.ece.org


Highly Qualified Teachers

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires each local education agency (LEA) to publicly report progress of the LEA and its campuses toward meeting HQ teacher requirements as defined by the state’s measurable highly qualified teacher objectives. The 2015-2016 State Highly Qualified Report is available on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.

NCLB also requires that the LEA publicly report the annual progress of the LEA and each campus served by the LEA in meeting the state’s measurable highly qualified teacher objectives. The LEA should compare the data reported by the LEA to these state annual targets to determine the LEA’s progress in these areas. The LEA must report both campus and LEA data in comparison to targets for the 2015-2016 school year. For 2015-2016, 99.86% of GPISD campuses meet NCLB HQ teacher requirements.

Status of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

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