Teacher certification program

Program Cost and Fees

INSPIRE TEXAS teacher training includes a built-in network of education professionals who contribute not only to your preparation as a teacher, but also to professional development throughout your career in education. Unlike many other programs, INSPIRE TEXAS provides more than just training. Your fees include expert instructor-led coursework and Quality Matters© certified curriculum, class cohorts, mentorships, free job fairs, the ability to certify in other areas of education, and direct resources from our parent organization - Region 4 Education Service Center. 


Upon acceptance into our program, you have the option of paying your pre-service training fee in monthly installments. The remaining balance is not due until you land your first teaching job (Internship or Clinical Teaching).


INSPIRE TEXAS FEES (effective May 1, 2018)

Application Fee  (nonrefundable)  $95

Preservice Training

Payable in 5 installments

$100 discount on this fee if paid in full at registration


Once you begin your teaching assignment, either as a salaried intern or as a clinical teacher, the following fees go into effect:

Internship (Internship payments begin once candidates start their full time teaching assignment)    $4,180

Clinical Teaching Fee*

(Clinical Teaching Fee is payable in monthly installments over the duration of the teaching assignment.)


Clinical Teaching Application Fee

*Clinical Teaching Application Fee - $100.00 is applied toward the clinical teaching fee unless the candidate cancels
the placement





The following fees are payable directly to the Texas Education Agency:


Certification Exams per exam  $116
Probationary or InternTeacher Certificate Application $78
Standard Teacher Certificate Application $78
Criminal History Check Fee $52




INSPIRE TEXAS awards scholarships that are applied toward Teacher Certification preservice training fees for outstanding math and science teacher candidates.


If you are approved for grades 4–8 Math, 48 Science, Core Subjects EC–6 Bilingual, Core Subjects 4–8 Bilingual, 7–12 Math, 7–12 Math/Physics, or 7–12 Science (Composite, Life or Physical Science), you are eligible for a scholarship that reduces your total preservice training fee to $520.


You must complete a clinical teaching assignment or internship in the area for which the scholarship was awarded. If you are approved to test in other areas during preservice training, the other areas are subject to full preservice training fees.


Preservice Training Fee $1,300
Math/Science Certification Area Scholarship  -  $780






The Troops to Teachers program provides the funding directly to the veteran; however, unlike the traditional VA benefits, the funding is processed wholly by Troops to Teachers.  For eligibility information on the Troops to Teachers program, visit www.texastroopstoteachers.org.



Military OneSource

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members (regardless of activation status), their families and survivors.


Visit Military OneSource today at http://www.militaryonesource.mil or call 800-342-9647.




Each year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) submits a list of subject matter teacher shortage areas and a list of designated low-income schools to the US Department of Education (USDE). Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial loan forgiveness, deferment, or cancellation benefits.

For more information, visit the TEA website.

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