PACT: Pre-Admission Content Testing
PACT testing is a route to take existing certification tests, before entering an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to demonstrate content mastery. The test content and administration is the same as certification exams.
PACT Candidate Information
A candidate may take a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) under two conditions:
- The candidate holds a bachelor’s degree or is scheduled to receive a bachelor’s degree before being placed in a classroom. A person may not be placed in a classroom as a teacher of record under this section until receiving a bachelor’s degree.
- The candidate has never been admitted to a State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
PACT Test Registration
If a candidate does not already have a TEA ID number, the candidate should not create a profile on TEA. Go to http://cms.texes-ets.org/registration/ (outside source) and register. After clicking “New User,” there will be a place to click “No TEA ID” while entering profile information. This process will generate a TEA profile and ID.
If the candidate already has a TEA ID because of an existing TEA account (those who were educational aides, for example), TEA will need to add the PACT approval record to the candidate’s existing record.
Requests for PACT approval, for the purpose of changing EPPs after being admitted, will be denied.
Page last modified on 4/17/2013.