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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

$100 discount on this fee if paid in full at registration

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)    $4,180

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




High-Need Certification Area Discount

We are excited to announce that a 10% discount is being offered on Pre-Service Training for these certification areas:


Core Subjects EC–6 Bilingual

4–8 Math and Science

4–8 Math

4–8 Science

4–8 Core Subjects Bilingual

4–8 English Language Arts and Reading

6–12 Agriculture Food and Natural Resources

6–12 Technology Education

6–12 Business and Finance

7–12 Math

7–12 Math/Physics

7–12 Science Composite

All Level Special Education

7–12 English Language Arts and Reading

Family and Consumer Science Composite

7–12 Life Science



Military OneSource

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members (regardless of activation status), their families, and survivors.


Visit Military OneSource today at or call 800-342-9647.




Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

Each year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) submits a list of subject matter teacher shortage areas and a list of designated low-income schools to the US Department of Education (USDE). Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial loan forgiveness, deferment, or cancellation benefits.

For more information, visit the TEA website.




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