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TPCP Applicant Information

The Region 7 Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP) offers certifications in a variety of areas. This is a performance based program that offers intensive instruction prior to and during the teacher internship. The curriculum for the program is aligned with state standards.

Certification Areas:

Elementary School EC-6
  • Bilingual
  • Core EC-6 (all subjects)

Middle School 4-8
  • Bilingual
  • Core 4-8 (Math, English, Science and Social Studies)
  • English Language Arts & Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

High School 7-12
  • English Language Arts & Reading
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies
  • Speech

All Level EC-12
  • Art
  • Health
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education
  • Theater Arts

Minimum Application Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 2.75 last 60 hours of your degree
  • Passing score on the  TX PACT TExES exam
  • Applicants successfully completing the application process, including criminal history check, documentation verification, an interview will be offered admission to the TPCP

Cost to Participants
Application Fee $ 100
Admission Fee $ 495
Program Fee $ 4,725 (Payable in 12 equal payments)
TEA ASEP Technology Fee $ 35

All fees are non-refundable.

Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program

Other Possible Costs

Extension Fee

  • $200 per month for 1st extension (2nd year in program)
  • $300 per month for 2nd extension (3rd year in program)

Out-of-Region Fee: $500

Click here to see the Fee Chart

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Contact Us

Brian Ralson, M.Ed.
Education Certification, Leadership Coordinator
(903) 988-6781

Donna Copeland
Educator Certification Technician
(903) 988-6836


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