Texas public schools employ more than 320,000 teachers and teach almost 5 million students. Texas also has 1,235 school districts, more than any other state in the U.S. There are many teaching programs in Texas, including online Texas teacher certification programs.
Whether you're starting your undergraduate degree in education or working towards advanced certifications, these online programs offer more flexibility and convenience. Many even include on-site course components and critical supervised classroom teaching experience.
Texas Teaching Certifications
Texas state teaching schools do not offer a degree in education, so future teachers usually complete a bachelor's degree in a subject area of interest and then complete an additional educator preparation program through their university or at one of the many Alternative Certification Programs in the state. To be fully certified, teachers in Texas must also pass the required certification exams and complete a full background check.
The job outlook for graduates of Texas teaching programs is generally positive, with experts projecting an average of 20,860 new job openings each year through 2016. And according to the National Education Association, teachers in Texas made an average of $47,157 during the 2008-2009 school year.