Checklist for Probationary Certification
Go to the TEA website (http://www.tea.state.tx.us).
- On the right side of the menu you will see a link at the top of the page for Teacher Resources. On the left side of the menu you will see a link for Educator Login/Account Set-up. If you have never established an account with SBEC or TEA, take the NEW USER? CREATE ACCOUNT link and follow instructions.
- When you have completed your account information, you will see a MAIN MENU on the left side of the screen. Choose APPLICATIONS, which has a drop-down selection list. Choose PROBATIONARY CERTIFICATE TEXAS PROGRAM.
- Follow instructions to APPLY. NOTE: After the affidavit, you must indicate the “recommending entity”. Choose Sul Ross State University – Alpine – Probationary. The next line asks what you are applying for. Type in the name of the certificate you are seeking; i.e., History, English, Generalist EC-6, etc.
- Certification fee. The fee is now $52 per application. You must pay by credit card as you apply.
If you have problems or questions about the application, please call SBEC at #888-863-5880.
When you have completed all three steps: Content (what you teach), PPR (how you teach), and Experience, you are ready for full State certification.