Thank you for your interest in the Houston Independent School District. The Human Resources Business Partner Associate team ensures compliance with the Texas Education Agency by reviewing the credentials of prospective new hires and performing routine credential audits on current HISD employees. Our goal is to provide guidance and resources to help our schools hire and maintain qualified educators. Explore the links below to obtain more information about paths to teaching and gaining certification in Texas.
Click here to access certification requirements for teaching assignments.
External Alternative Certification Program (ACP)
Explore information about paths to teaching and gaining certification in Texas through an alternative certification program.
Our goal is to provide guidance and resources to recent college graduates and help schools hire qualified educators.
Educators seeking certification in Texas must apply for a review of credentials to begin the process.
Texas allows teachers who currently hold valid teaching certifications in other countries to qualify for teacher certification in Texas.
Counselor, Librarian, Diagnostician & Reading Specialist
To become a school counselor, school librarian, educational diagnostician, reading specialist, or master teacher you must complete an approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP).
Principal and Superintendent Candidates
HISD is seeking leaders that share our commitment to ensuring a highly effective leader in every school.
Teaching Assistant Candidates
Applicants seeking teaching assistant positions must meet NCLB requirements.