Phase I of the Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program is a supplemental pre-cursor to Pre-Service Training that gives applicants intensive subject test preparation that you'll need for state certification. For a fee of $425, the Non-Pre-Admission Content Test (Non-PACT) pathway helps you prepare to earn passing scores on required state exams. Due to the rigor of the state exams, the Non-PACT pathway is only available to select certification areas.
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Pro Tip: To get certified, you’ll have to pass one or more exams that evaluate your knowledge of teaching and the subject area(s) you wish to teach. You may see these exams referred to as the Pre-Admissions Content Test (PACT) and the Texas Examinations for Educator Standards (TExES), but they are exactly the same. The different names just refer to when you take the exam: if it’s prior to admission, it’s referred to as the PACT, but otherwise it’s called the TExES. See our Guide to Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT) & TExES for more details.