Beginning Summer, 2016

Beginning the summer of 2016 in order to register for any AMTRAC course work you must receive authorization from the AC program.  In order to be eligible to register and receive authorization for course work you must be admitted into the AMTRAC program.  See Admission Requirements for details.  You must also be admitted to the Graduate School in order to register for any course work. 


Fee Increase for TExES tests — Effective September 1, 2015

At the August 7, 2015 Board meeting, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) approved a test and ancillary fee increase. Test fees will increase $11, going from $120 to $131 per test. The test fee for the Core Subjects individual Subject Tests (test codes 801–809) will go from $60 to $65. Ancillary fees, e.g., late registration and score review fees, will increase by $5. The test cancellation fee will increase to $65 for all tests with the exception of the Core Subjects individual Subject Tests which will increase to $32. This fee increase goes into effect on September 1, 2015. For a complete listing of all test and ancillary fees, please refer to the Registration Bulletins posted on the ETS-TExES website at

Educator Certification Examination Retake Policy Change — Effective September 1, 2015

Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to five attempts to take a certification test. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination and four retakes. The five attempts include any of the test approval methods (PACT, EPP, out of state, charter, and CBE). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. For more information, please see the FAQ document posted on the ETS-TExES website at