Methodology

This report shows counts of teachers employed in Texas public school schools in each role by Certificate Class (Certificate or Permit) as well as by Certification Program for a series of years. There are three specific roles recognized as "teacher" of a classroom. These are: Teacher, Special Duty Teacher and Substitute Teacher. A person that teaches with a Permit and a Certificate can be counted twice in this report.

(Source: SBEC Educator Preparation Credentialing System and TEA PEIMS staff data)

Data Elements

Role:

The role identifies the capacity in which a person serves. The three specific roles recognized as "teacher" of a classroom are Teacher, Special Duty Teacher and Substitute Teacher.

Certificate Classifications:

A person who teaches with a Permit and a Certificate is counted twice in this report, once under each category.

Certification Programs:

Identifies the different training program types an individual may choose to obtain a Standard teacher certificate. The most widely used programs are Standard (also known as Undergraduate) and Alternative. Five program types are included in this report:

In this report, teachers who attend more than one certification program are counted only once based on the following certification program prioritization: Standard, Alternative, Post Baccalaureate, Out of State, and all other preparation programs grouped as "Other".

For more information on the various training programs please visit this link: http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Certification/ Opens in new window.

School Year:

The reporting period consisting of the fall, spring, and summer semesters that begins generally in September and runs through the following August. Fall 2001, spring 2002 and summer 2002 comprise school year 2001-2002, also referred to as school year 2002.