Students must set up online accounts to apply for state certification and to take certification exams. This applies to aspiring teachers, principals, superintendents, school counselors, educational diagnosticians, reading specialists and master technology teachers.
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Sign up for your Texas Education Agency Login, or TEAL, account (using Internet Explorer). This gets you a TEA ID number. UH does not issue these numbers. Then, click on "View My Educator Certification Account" to link your TEA account to your profile in the Educator Certification Online System (ECOS). Be sure to click "continue" to save.
Set up your Pearson account.
Pearson/VUE is the main Texas testing vendor as of Sept. 1, 2018. If you had an account with ETS, the prior vendor, you still need to register with Pearson. All of your testing history then will transfer to your Pearson account.
Principal candidates: ETS is the testing vendor for the PASL exam effective fall 2019. Pearson/VUE is the vendor for the TExES certification exam. Principal candidates must take both exams.
For principal candidates only: Set up your ETS account to register for the PASL test.