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This highly respected online Texas teacher certification program offers continuous enrollment and is self-paced. You can be eligible to be hired as a teacher on a Texas intern certificate as quickly as 2-3 months.


PACE candidates must have an earned bachelor’s degree with at least an overall 2.75 GPA and 12-24 semester credit hours of content coursework in the intended certification as designated by the Texas Administrative Code. For example, if you want to be a math teacher you must have 12-24 SCH of math courses on your transcript(s). 

Complete the online, self-paced module. Complete 40 hours of classroom observations. You can substitute up to 15 hours by observing specified online video lessons.

Upon passing your official TExES Content Exam and successful completion of the above steps, you are now eligible to receive a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) and teach on a Texas intern certificate. At this point, qualified candidates may complete the remaining online training and testing requirements while they begin their one-year supervised teaching internship.

WT offers a step-by-step guide to PACE application.

Fulfill your passion for teaching with WT’s PACE program: Ready, Set, Teach!

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Upcoming Certification Changes

Certification Examinations for Health EC-12, Physical Education EC-12, and English Language Arts & Reading 7-12

Effective September 1, 2024, candidates seeking certification in these areas will be required to take new examinations according to the timeline set by TEA and Pearson.  

The new preparation manuals for these exams are available on the TEA website. It is important to note that the first score reporting for these new exams will be available on September 27, 2024.  

Specific details regarding each exam are as follows:  

Effective September 1, 2024, candidates seeking certification in the areas of Health EC-12, Physical Education EC-12,  and English Language Arts & Reading 7-12 will be required to take new examinations for these certifications according to the timeline set by TEA and Pearson. The new preparation manuals are available on this website. Please note the first score reportingfor these new exams will be available on September 27, 2024.  

7-12 ELAR - 331  
EC-12 Physical Education - 258  
EC-12 Health 257  
Additional Information  


Office of Educator Preparation
(806) 651-2668
Pyxa Sovilay
PACE Coordinator
Old Main 415B
(806) 651-2613
Gilbert Antunez
Assistant Director of Educator Preparation
Old Main 418E
(806) 651-2908
Dr. Russell F. Miller
Executive Director of Educator Preparation
Old Main 413A
(806) 651-2908