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Teacher Preparation & Certification Program (TPCP)

Texas Educator Certification Examination Program Transition

Beginning September 1, 2018, Texas educator candidates taking the PACT/ TExES, TExMaT, and TASC and TASC–ASL examinations will use this website to access preparation materials, register to test, and access their exam scores. 

TPCP LogoAre you looking for a challenging, rewarding life-changing career? Do you have a passion for teaching?  Whether changing careers, returning to the work force, or just beginning your first job search, the Region 7 Teacher Preparation & Certification Program can be your path to the future. 

We provide a blend of face-to-face and online coursework to our participants. Our face-to-face courses are one Saturday a month (Sept.-May) and up to 16 days in June and/or July.



Open Enrollment

To enroll into Region 7 Teacher Certification Program you must be clear of criminal background, have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, meet the GPA requirement of 2.5 overall (GPA total of all college transcripts) or GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of coursework of degree and pass the PACT/Content test. Candidates with a degree from a foreign institution, please read FAQ's below.

A non-refundable fee of $100.00 is required with this application. You may pay by check, money order or online: Region 7 Store

TPCP Application

TPCP Applicant Information

Hinson & Hazlewood Loan Information

TPCP Calendar


As a service, TEA will provide a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation for a non-refundable fee. 

You are eligible to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation if:

  • You enrolled or planning to enroll in an educator preparation program or
  • You are planning to take a certification exam for initial educator certification, and
  • You have reason to believe that you may be ineligible for educator certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.

You are not eligible for a preliminary evaluation of your criminal history if you do not have a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.

For more information review the FAQs for the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation.

T-CERT TExES Certification Exam Review for Teachers


Register for PACT (TExES ) Exam:

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university or are in your last semester and scheduled to receive a bachelor’s degree, you are allowed to take a content test for purposes of admission into the alternative certification program.

Contact Us

Regina Davis, Ed.D.
Associate Director, CIA
(903) 988-6841

Kim Marshall, M.Ed.
Leadership Development Specialist
(903) 988-6817

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

Donna Copeland
Educator Certification Technician
(903) 988-6836

Kellie Henley
(903) 988-6893

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