The following steps are required before a student is permitted to take certification exams. 

 

  1. Take initial practice exam-Certify Teacher.

  2. If the student scores less than 80% in each domain and competency, complete study tracker program in Certify Teacher. Once study tracker program is completed, retake practice exam.

  3. If the second practice exam is less than 80% in each domain and competency, repeat the process until 80% is reached in each domain and competency.

  4. Students must have at least 10 hours of study time total at the end of the practice exam process. If 10 hours is not reached through the practice exams process, then additional study hours must be completed to reach the minimum requirement of 10 hours in Certify Teacher.

  5. Once students met the requirements above and would like to be released for testing, please complete the following form.

   

Upon completion of the form, you will be notified within 24-48 hours of your ability to schedule your certification exam. Please view the following document for assistance creating your testing account, registering for your exam, and scheduling your exam.

 

For students who are not successful in passing their certification exams, the following requirements must be met before the student will be allowed to repeat the exam.  

  1. Complete a practice exam-Certify Teacher.

  2. If the student scores less than 80% in each domain and competency, complete study tracker program in Certify Teacher. Once study tracker program is completed, retake practice exam.

  3. If the second practice exam is less than 80% in each domain and competency, repeat the process until 80% is reached in each domain and competency.

  4. Students must have at least 10 hours of study time total at the end of the practice exam process. If 10 hours is not reached through the practice exams process, then additional study hours must be completed to reach the minimum requirement of 10 hours in Certify Teacher.

  1. Work with an assigned professor on test readiness and exam preparation. The Certification Officer will assign a professor to work with the student. Please email Kayla Meaders at kayla.meaders@msutexas.edu for instructions on this step of the protocol. The assigned professor will decide what course of action you must complete before letting the Certification Officer know that you are ready to retest.

  2. After completing steps 1-5, please contact Kayla Meaders at kayla.meaders@msutexas.edu to request access to take retake certification exams.