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Your Path to Certification
Your first step to becoming a teacher is to simply apply to 240 Certification. The application takes 10 – 15 minutes and lets us know who you are, a little bit about your academic history, and why you want to become a teacher.
Shortly after your application is completed, a 240 Program Advisor will reach out to you. After you are admitted, you can begin applying for teaching jobs, take your content test, and start your coursework.
Your First Coursework
Once you are formally enrolled in the program, you will complete your Content Test, 30 Classroom Observation Hours, and start our Teaching Coursework.
After passing your content test, finishing your observation hours, and completing Phase 1 of coursework you can be hired as an official teacher.
Your First Year Teaching
During your first year teaching, you will complete all remaining coursework, pass your final certification exam, and be observed by a Field Supervisor- who will help mentor and guide you through the first year of teaching.
This is the last and final step in your certification journey. After your first year of teaching, you will be given a Standard Certificate and you are officially a Texas Certified Teacher!
This is a high-level overview. The details of your situation are going to be different than anybody else. To get a personalized plan for your certification journey, please call us today.
We would love to help you better understand what your next steps are and how you can become a teacher.
Teacher Certification for Any Background
Recent Grad & Para to Teacher
Sierra always wanted to be a teacher, but life got in the way. But she went back to school, graduated, and earned her certification through 240 Certification.
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Substitute to Teacher
A substitute teacher in Amarillo, Rachel wanted to have her own classroom – her own babies – to teach. Just one year later, she is a certified Texas teacher!
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Career Changing Teacher
Changing careers from social work to teaching is scary. But Lacy took the leap with 240 Certification. Now- she is on her path to becoming a Texas teacher!
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No matter where you are in your teaching journey, 240 is here to support you.
Are you a ParaPro looking to transition into becoming a teacher? A substitute ready to start your teaching journey? Even if you’ve never been in the classroom we are here to help!
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