Admission Requirements


Admission to TeacherBuilder is easy and available to anyone who meets the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or in your last semester of obtaining a bachelor’s degree
  • Hold 2.5+ GPA posted on your official transcripts or 2.5+ GPA in the last 60 semester hours of coursework attempted

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How Do I Qualify?

At TeacherBuilder there are many ways to qualify.

The Traditional Route

For candidates with a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree and a 2.5+ GPA.

Candidates can get started immediately. After you apply, send transcripts, and enroll – you may begin your journey to becoming a fully certified teacher. First, you’ll complete testing and coursework then become eligible for hire. Finally, you’ll enter the internship phase and teach in the classroom before earning your standard certificate.

The Pact Route

For candidates with a GPA below a 2.49.

The PACT Route is designed for those who have a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree with a GPA lower than 2.5. You can apply now but must pass the PACT exam before enrolling in our program. PACT stands for “Pre-Admission Content Test” and is required by the Texas Education Agency. You must send us your passing PACT score report to enroll. To look at your PACT options click on the link below.

PACT options

The International Candidate Route

For candidates who completed a 4-year bachelor’s
degree outside the United States.

International candidate can apply now, but you will need to complete
a few preliminary steps before enrolling in our program.

1. Your degree must be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree with
a minimum GPA of 2.5. To determine this, your transcripts will need
to be evaluated by an approved agency for example:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • Center for Applied Research, Evaluation, & Education, Inc.
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
  • Evaluation Service, Inc.
  • Foreign Credential Services of America
  • The Foreign Educational Document Service
  • Foundation for International Services, Inc.
  • Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • Global Education Group, Inc.
  • Global Language Services
  • International Academic Credential Evaluator, Inc.
  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • SDR Educational Consultants
  • Span Tran Evaluation Services
  • World Education Services, Inc.
  • Worldwide Education Consultant Services, Inc.

2. If English is not the primary or official language of the country
where you earned your degree, you will need to take and pass a
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and meet the
following scores:

  • Speaking – 24
  • Listening – 22
  • Reading – 22
  • Writing – 21


The College Student Route

For candidates who have begun their final semester of university and are on track to earn a 4-year bachelor’s degree.

If you have entered your last semester of university, you may be eligible to enroll in the program and get started while simultaneously completing your bachelor’s degree. Continuing the program is contingent upon earning your 4-year bachelor’s degree.

The Career and Technology Route

For candidates who have 2-5+ years of full-time, wage-earning
occupational experience in a trade and industry field.

No degree? No problem. If you have at least 2-5+ verifiable years of licensed work experience in a Trade and Industry field
(depending on which area you wish to pursue), there are many options available under the Career & Technical Education (CTE)
in which you can earn your teacher certification. To confirm your eligibility, you will need to submit a Statement of Qualifications
to be evaluated for consideration. Please be aware that some areas require a minimum of an associate’s degree.

TEA CTE Work Approved Areas:

  • Advertising Design
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Audio, Video Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
  • Auto Specialization
  • Automotive Technician
  • Barbering
  • Bricklaying/Stone Masonry
  • Building Trades
  • Business Machine Repair
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Cement Laying and Finishing
  • Cleaning and Pressing
  • Commercial Photography
  • Computer Maintenance Technician
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Carpentry
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Drafting
  • Electrical Trades
  • Electronics Engineering and Technology
  • Floriculture
  • Forensic Science
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Professions
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Industrial Equipment Repair
  • Instrumentation
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
  • Leather Trades
  • Machine Shop
  • Major Appliance Repair
  • Marine Engine
  • Marine Related Occupations
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Meat Cutting
  • Media Technology
  • Metal Trades
  • Needle Trades
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Petro-Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Piping Trades/Plumbing
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Plant Processing
  • Public Safety
  • Quality Control
  • Security Systems
  • Sheetmetal
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Stationary Energy Sources
  • Truck Driving
  • Upholstery/Furniture Repair
  • Welding

The Clinical Teaching Route

For candidates looking to get certified in 14 Weeks.

Over the course of 14 weeks (70 instructional days), you will gradually take on more classroom responsibility, while always receiving guidance from your cooperative certified classroom teacher. The requirements for the Clinical Teaching are identical to the Traditional Internship route. In addition to co-teaching with an experienced teacher, you will also have the support of a Field Supervisor. Upon successful completion of the 14-week assignment and all program requirements, you will earn your Standard Certificate!