Program Cost and Fees

Region 4 Inspire Texas teacher training includes a built-in network of education professionals who contribute not only to your preparation as a teacher but also to professional development throughout your career in education. Unlike many other programs, Region 4 Inspire Texas provides more than just training. Your fees include expert instructor-led coursework and Quality Matters© certified curriculum, class cohorts, mentorships, free job fairs, the ability to certify in other areas of education, and direct resources from our parent organization—Region 4 Education Service Center. 


Upon acceptance into our program, you have the option of paying your pre-service training fee in monthly installments. The remaining balance is not due until you land your first teaching job (Internship or Clinical Teaching). We do our best to provide affordable solutions for you while you're on your journey to getting your teacher certification.



Teacher Certification Fees

Application Fee  (non-refundable)  $95

Preservice Training

Payable in 5 installments

Science of Teaching Reading (STR) Course Fee (not required for all certification areas)
Please click here for more details


Once you begin your teaching assignment, either as a salaried intern or as a clinical teacher, the following fees go into effect:


Internship (Internship payments begin once candidates start their full-time teaching assignment)    $3,900-$4,184
(Depending on the payment plan you select)

Clinical Teaching Fee*

(Clinical Teaching Fee is payable in monthly installments over the duration of the teaching assignment.)


Clinical Teaching Application Fee

*Clinical Teaching Application Fee - $100.00 is applied toward the clinical teaching fee unless the candidate cancels the placement





Additional Fees Required for Teacher Certification

The following fees are payable directly to the Texas Education Agency:


Certification Exams per exam  $116
Probationary or Intern Teacher Certificate Application $78
Standard Teacher Certificate Application $78
Criminal History Check Fee $52





Main Office
Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096
713.462.7708 | PHONE
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