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UT Tyler School of Education

TExES Preparation

The School of Education is committed to our students being well prepared to take your Texas certification exams, known as TExES. Each student must take a minimum of two certification exams – a content area and the pedagogy and professional responsibilities (PPR). The content area test is to show your mastery of the content from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). This is content you should have learned in your K-12 experience and possibly had reinforced in the core courses from your freshman and sophomore year in college.

To gain permission to take your TExES exams, you must meet the following criteria.

For your content area TExES:

1st Attempt: Submit proof that you earned a score of 80% or higher on the 240Tutoring.com Practice Test. Submit your proof to Susan Williams and copy Ms. Fender. If your content area does not have materials, please make an appointment to see Dr. Swain for your action plan.

1st Retest: Submit proof that you earned a score of 90% or higher on the 240Tutoring.com Practice Test. Submit your proof to Susan Williams and copy Ms. Fender.

Retest Attempts #2-4: Schedule an appointment with Dr. Swain to develop an appropriate remediation plan.

For the PPR TExES (160):

You must submit a score of 85% or higher on the ETS Full Length Interactive Practice.   Submit your proof to Susan Williams and copy Ms. Fender.

Supports to Assist with Your Preparation for your TExES tests.

Online Supports

There are three online resources which can assist you in preparing for your certification exams. 

  1. The School of Education TExES Study Materials. We strongly encourage you to download the Preparation Manual for your content area and the PPR. We also strongly encourage you to make sure of the Interactive Practice Tests along with the other resources mentioned on this page.
  2. 240Tutoring.com. This is a strong set of test preparation materials. Purchase the materials for your content area. Use UTTyler as your Discount Code and receive a 10% discount.

Face-to-Face Supports

The School of Education will host some face-to-face sessions to help you prepare for your PPR test. In addition, we will occasionally host sessions to assist with content area.

Please watch your Patriot email, the bulletin boards by the CTL Lab, and across from BEP 218 for addition information about the face-to-face TExES Prep sessions. 

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