If you're open to teaching different subject areas and grade levels, get a feel for what certifications are available by browsing the next section.
Pro Tip: You can narrow down which grade levels and subject areas to teach by considering state-designated shortage subjects, or a school that serves students from a low-income community, where the need for teachers is greatest. Your employment prospects will be strong, since there’s extra demand for these subjects, and you'll know you're making a difference.
According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), for the 2017-2018 school year, high-needs subject areas were:
- Bilingual / English as a Second Language
- Career & Technical Education
- Computer Science / Technology Applications
- Special Education