Texas Teacher Certification in Business Education

Find out what you need to earn your teaching certification in business education in Texas. Learn more about the specific requirements, such as degree and TExES exams, so you can prepare. Schools offering Early Childhood Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Texas Business Education Teacher Certification Information

Business education teachers prepare students to enter careers in the business sector and may instruct in areas such as marketing, management, finance and more. To become certified as a business education in Texas, prospective teachers must meet the initial requirements to become a teacher as well as gain business education certification. The business education certification enables teachers to educate students in grades 6-12.

Education Required Bachelor's degree and state-approved educator preparation program
Exam Requirements TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (EC-12); Business and Finance (6-12)
License Renewal Period Five years
CPE Credits Required for Renewal 150 hours of continuing professional education
Average Salary (2018) $58,410 (middle school career and technical education teachers); $60,170 (high school career and technical education teachers)*
Estimated Job Growth (2016-2026) 19.9% (middle school career and technical education teachers); 19.5% (high school career and technical education teachers)**

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), **Projections Managing Partnership (PMP)

Complete Education Requirements

Those interested in becoming certified as a business education teacher must earn at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Students should major in business, finance, business education, or another business-related field. While the major requirements will differ between schools, students should expect to take courses in a variety of topics, such as international business, accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

As part of the degree, students must complete an educator preparation program that has been approved by the Texas Education Agency. This program will include a mix of coursework related to educational methods and theory, and fieldwork as a student teacher in a local school. Students must also complete coursework in how detect and teach students with dyslexia.

Pass Required Exams

Prospective business education teachers must pass two exams to become certified: the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) (EC-12) exam and the TExES Business and Finance (6-12) exam. Students should receive approval from their program before registering for these exams.

The PPR tests a students on general education topics, such as student instruction, curriculum development, and classroom management. There are 100 multiple-choice questions and the minimum passing score is 240. The Business and Finance exam tests a student in five main subtopics: finance; business management; ethics, law, communication, and international business; technology and information systems; and leadership and career development. This exam also contains 100 multiple-choice questions and requires a passing score of 240.

Submit Application

After the above requirements have been met, prospective teaches can submit their application to the Texas Education Agency. This will include a completed application form, fee, transcripts, and supporting documentation. Applicants should confirm that they are eligible to apply with their educator preparation program. Applicants must also submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check.

Meet Renewal Requirements

The teacher certification is valid for five years. To renew the certification, teachers must complete 150 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Teachers may fulfill this requirement in several ways, such as taking advanced college courses, attending workshops, and mentoring junior teachers. Teachers should check with the Texas Education Agency before choosing a program. A renewal application and fee is also required.

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