Upcoming Deadline for Teacher Certification Requirements

December 04, 2020 • Sarah James

Teacher candidates seeking certification in certain fields must successfully complete the new science of reading exam beginning January 1, 2021.

Those seeking intern, probationary, or standard certification in any of the following certification fields are subject to the new requirement:

  • Early Childhood: Prekindergarten (Pre-K)-Grade 3
  • Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6
  • Core Subjects: Grade 4-8
  • English Language Arts and Reading: Grades4-8
  • English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies: Grades 4-8

For more information on the topic, check out the TEA website and the HRX article, Updates to PK-6 Certification Changes.


Sarah James is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Sarah an email at sarah.james@tasb.org.


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