In Texas, the state requires that each teacher demonstrate competency in a subject field as well as knowledge of instruction. Teacher candidates take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) content test and the TExES Pedagogy, and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam.

Candidates should take the content TExES exam (PACT) for admission to the program. Upon completion of the teacher preparation coursework, candidates should take the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities test.

Registration for the content TExES exam is available through the Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Online tests are available Monday through Friday. Test dates are published on the ETS website: http://www.texes.ets.org/testdates

Free preparation materials are available at the following website:

A number of commercially available materials are available from various providers: