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Supply and Demand of Texas Teachers
Per 19 TAC §227.1(c)(3A), the EPP shall inform all applicants, in writing, of the effect of supply and demand forces on the educator workforce in this state. A significant number of our Austin Teacher Program graduates find jobs in the DFW metroplex and surrounding areas. This North Central Texas area currently has a predicted growth rate that is double the state average for EC-6 Generalists and Secondary School Teachers (not including Special Education or CTE). Even in other metropolitan areas, such as Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, the ATP has a consistently high rate of employment for interns and standard-certified teachers. For more information about certification needs and other hiring trends in Texas schools, go to TEA’s Teacher Shortage Areas and Educator Reports and Data, as well as the Texas Workforce Commission Career Check website.
The Austin Teacher Program is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as an Educator Preparation Program (EPP). Teacher candidates who intend to teach in standard EC-12 settings and who complete all requirements for graduation, pass appropriate TExES exams, meet other requirements for official teacher certification, apply for and are granted State of Texas Teaching Certification may be eligible to teach in other states across the United States. Use this link to learn more about states that have an agreement of reciprocity with Texas teachers.