Here in Texas. In order to become a certified teacher, you must 1. Hold a Bachelor degree. 2. Complete education program called Alternative Certification Program ACP (6-12 months). 3. Pass content test ( for instance, math content test 7-12 if you’d like to teach secondary math). 4. Apply for intern certificate and look for a teaching position. If hired, you will work as a full time teacher with full salary and benefit for 1 year. 5. During this time, you must take the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities test (PPR) with passing score of 240. If you don’t pass the test by the end of the school year, your teaching contract will be terminated. Test takers are limited to 5 attempts on any certification test under Texas codes. Candidates who wish to retake any of the TExES exams will need to wait 45 days after each attempt before registering again. If you have taken the exam five times and still not passed, you will not be allowed any further retakes unless the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) agrees to waive this limitation. That said, you must write a letter to SBEC to ask for the final attempt. The chance for the final attempt is risky. 6. Pass the PPR, boom you will be granted the standard certification for 5 years long. All steps are the same for all candidates except for step 3 which depends on your subject you’d like to teach. Oh. What about your state? Wanna learn from your state.