Texas Teacher Certification Test Limit Waiver

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Have you tried to earn your Texas teaching certification, but need a waiver to retake the exam? Learn more about the waiver process and how you can use Study.com's self-paced online courses to complete the educational activity requirement.

What is the Texas Teacher Certification Test Limit Waiver?

The Texas Educational Agency (TEA) states that candidates seeking teacher certification cannot retake the exam more than four times unless they apply for a waiver. If you've attempted to earn your Texas teaching credential and have reached this limit, we have good news: Study.com can help you satisfy the requirements of this waiver process quickly and easily! Read on to find out more about how you can use Study.com to request this waiver.

How to Use Study.com to Satisfy Waiver Requirements

Depending on the score you received on your exam, you'll need to complete between 50 to 300 clock-hours of educational activities. These educational activities must be related to areas of weakness based on cumulative performance across all questions in the 5 most recent exams taken.

Luckily, Study.com's video courses are approved educational activities that satisfy this waiver requirement. These self-paced online courses can be taken anywhere, anytime, and on any device, making it a quick and convenient way to clock in these hours easily. To use Study.com as your educational activity, follow these simple steps.

  1. Create a Premium Study.com account. You'll need at least Premium access to our courses so that you can access and complete the lesson quizzes.
  2. Select the course or courses you would like to complete. Take a look at our course list below and their corresponding clock-hours. Remember to choose courses that align with the competencies you need based on the waiver instructions.
  3. Complete the lesson quizzes and chapter exams in the course(s) you've selected. You can complete the course materials at any time and from anywhere with an internet connection.
  4. Request your Certificate of Completion from Study.com. To request a Certificate of Completion for your Texas teacher certification needs, please fill out this online form.
  5. Fill out and submit your waiver application to the Texas Educational Agency. Note that we will only provide you with the Certificate of Completion for the educational activities; you must submit the waiver application, including the course name(s), description(s), and dates during which you completed the course(s). There is also a fee after the application is submitted.

Sample of Accepted Study.com Courses

Below is a sample of our courses along with their corresponding clock-hours that you may take to satisfy the educational activity requirement; however, you may take any course on our site to satisfy this requirement. If you've found a course and you're not sure how many hours you'd earn, please reach out to our support team with 'Texas Teacher Certification Exam Waiver' as the subject and the name of the course.

Please remember that it's up to you make sure the educational activity you complete is related to the competencies on the test for which the test-limit waiver applies. For example, a course on classroom management would be appropriate for the 160 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities test, but not for the 154 English as a Second Language test.

1. Content Area Knowledge & Skills

2. Professional Ethics & Standards of Conduct

3. Professional Development

Child Development

Classroom Management

Diversity & Special Needs of Student Populations

Integration of Technology into Educational Practices

Ensuring That Students Read on or above Grade Level

Diagnosing and Removing Obstacles to Student Achievement

Instructional Practices

How to Submit Your Texas Teacher Certification Test Limit Waiver

If you want to earn a waiver so you can take the certification test again, you must fill out the waiver application. Waiver information is found on the Educator Testing homepage under the heading Testing Announcements and Updates. You need to submit information for each educational activity completed and attach a course description and written verification of completion (Study.com Certificates of Completion will work here) as defined at the top of page 4 of your waiver application.

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