The Texas Education Agency (TEA) website has comprehensive information about teacher certification in Texas on its Educator Certification page.

    Other teacher certification information is available at the following sites:

    Instructional Aide applicants must be qualified as follows:

    • Have an Associate's degree or minimum of two years of college with at least 48 credit hours; or
    • Provide proof of completion of a qualifying para-educator certification program through a recognized agency.
    The following entities offer the para-educator certification program:

    In addition, the State Board for Educator Certification requires Instructional Aides to hold an Educational Aide Certificate. Information about certification can be found on the TEA website under Becoming an Educational Aide in Texas