Teaching Everyone Through Universal Design for Learning

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Our Mission

 

The Texas Institute for Teacher Education exists to prepare competent and compassionate professional educators dedicated to serving the diverse cultural, linguistic, and exceptional learning needs of all students. Accordingly, the Institute is committed to the following tenets:

Core Tenets

 

The preparation of professional educators equipped to meet the diverse educational needs of all children, particularly those with unique cultural, linguistic, and exceptional learning needs.

 

The preparation of professional educators who recognize that collaboration and dialogue, the supreme hallmarks of the learning community, accentuate the design, delivery, and evaluation of effective classroom instruction.
 

The preparation of professional educators who recognize that culturally and linguistically responsive professional practice reflects a keen understanding of how human diversity issues impact the individualized learning process, including the acquisition of critical thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills.
 

The preparation of professional educators who employ differentiated, UDL-compliant instructional practices to create positive learning environments that value diversity, academic excellence, and the meaningful participation of all stakeholders.

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First year teacher

Steps to Become A Teacher

Step 1

Submit Online Teacher Candidate Application.

  • Submit Official College Transcripts.
  • Register for the TExES Content Test.
  • The Texas Institute for Teacher Education is the ONLY state-wide teacher certification program that does not require a passing score prior to admissions consideration.

Step 2

(Once Admitted) Apply for Full-time Paid Teaching Position.

  • Your first year paid teaching assignment will fulfill your teaching internship requirement.

Step 3

Complete Program requirements.

  • Complete onsite internship.
  • Complete online teacher preparation coursework.
  • Pass state teacher certification exams.

Step 4

Receive Texas Standard Teacher Certificate.

Steps to Becoming a Certified Teacher in Texas