How do I get a Bilingual certification in Texas?


How do I get a Bilingual certification in Texas?

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To get a Bilingual certification in Texas, you must first finish your certification as a teacher, whether in secondary or elementary education. You must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA - either through the official transcript of records from the accredited institution or in the last 60 semester hours of courses attempted.

You must, then, take the TExES exams required to be a certified teacher in Texas. You will become like a specialized teacher in more than one subject, so be sure to prepare for the four tests required for a bilingual teacher in Texas:

  1. TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) exam
  2. TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) exam
  3. TExES Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test for Spanish (190)
  4. TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities or PPR, EC-12 exam

You must take note that being a bilingual teacher is different from being a foreign language teacher. A bilingual teacher is one who can help native speakers of a language learn more and be integrated in a classroom where English is the medium of instruction.

To know more about being a Texas Bilingual Teacher, you can check out this article here: Texas Bilingual Teacher Certification

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