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:

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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.

What is the Pre-Admission Content Test?

 

Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) is used to demonstrate content mastery of the subject matter that you intend to teach.  Once you apply to The Texas Institute for Teacher Education, you must register for the content-area certification tests before being formally admitted into the teacher certification program. The results are used as documentation when you apply for a teaching certificate.

 

Unlike other educator preparation programs in Texas, applicants with a GPA 2.5 or higher are only required to show proof of registration for the Pre-Admission Content Test prior to consideration for admissions with The Texas Institute for Teacher Education. For applicants with a cumulative GPA below 2.5, TEA requires that they first pass the Pre-Admission Content Test prior to admissions.

 

For more information about PACT: http://cms.texes-ets.org/epp/epppact/

 

If the PACT exam is offered continuously, you can register up to 2 days before the test date. You should also receive your PACT score report within 7 days of the test date.

 

 

What is the Difference Between the Pre-Admission Content Test and the TExES Content Test?

 

The Pre-Admission Content Test and the TExES Content Test are the exact same examinations. The only difference is that applicant may register for the Pre-Admission Content Test prior to being formally admitted into the teacher certification program at The Texas Institute for Teacher Education. Once admitted, however, the teacher candidate must receive approval by The Texas Institute for Teacher Education to register for any additional content exams.

 

PACT Testing Sites

 

For testing sites by region, click here http://cms.texes-ets.org/cat/testcenters/.

 

 

PACT Registration

 

Go to https://www.texes-ets.org/custom/public/pp_ev_pac.php.

Make sure that the name you register under exactly matches the ID documents you will present on the day of the test or you may be prohibited from taking the test.

 

If the PACT exam is offered continuously, you can register up to 2 days before the test date. You should also receive your PACT score report within 7 days of the test date.

 

 

PACT Test Prep Materials

 

For study guides and test preparation materials, go to http://cms.texes-ets.org/texes/prepmaterials/. You may also consider third-party test preparation sites such as Study.com and 240 Tutoring.


 

ONCE YOU'VE PASSED THE PACT

 

Even if you have already been admitted into the program, email a copy of the passing score report to The Texas Institute for Teacher Education at admin@txite.org.

 

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