Qualification and Testing


Graduates from universities outside the US territories must:

What does highly qualified mean?

To meet this requirement a candidate must satisfy one of the following :

  • Pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) content exam in the specified area.
  • Requirements for Trades and Industry are work related (call ECAP)

    TExES content exam registration instructions.

    Upon application, ECAP is able provide exam reviews for the following content areas:
    • EC-6 Core Subject
    • 4-8 Core Subject
    • Special Education EC-12
    • Math 7-12
    • Science 7-12



Qualification Requirements by Area of Certification

Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 (including Bilingual and ESL)

  • Must hold Bachelor´s degree with a minimum gpa of 2.5
  • Pass Core Subjects EC-6 TExES exam

Grades 4-8 Core Subjects (including Bilingual and ESL)

  • Must hold Bachelor´s degree with a minimum gpa of 2.5
  • Pass Core Subjects 4-8 TExES exam

Special Education EC-12

  • Must hold Bachelor´s degree with a minimum gpa of 2.5
  • Pass the Special Education EC-12 exam
  • For more information about Special education call an ECAP consultant at 817-284-7731

Specialized Area grades 4-8

  • Must hold Bachelor´s degree with a minimum gpa of 2.5
  • Pass the Specialized Area 4-8 exam

Specialized Area grades 7-12

  • Must hold Bachelor´s degree with a minimum gpa of 2.5
  • Pass the Specialized Area 7-12 exam