Expanding the Pool of Teachers Policy
The state should help to make licenses fully portable among states, with appropriate safeguards.
Texas appropriately supports licensure reciprocity for certified teachers from other states by only requiring that they meet Texas's own testing requirements.
Commendably, applicants are required to pass either the Texas licensing test or attain a comparable score on another test. Texas does not grant any waivers of its testing requirements. Out-of-state teachers may apply for a one-year certificate to meet the state's testing requirements.
Teachers with valid, standard out-of-state certificates are eligible for comparable licensure in Texas.
Texas is also a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement; however, the latest iteration of this agreement no longer purports to be a reciprocity agreement among states and thus is no longer included in this analysis.
Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, 230.462
Texas recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.