Testing Facts: PACT Dates, Registration, Test Prep

Testing Requirements for Texas Teacher Certification

All Texas teachers must show proficiency on 2 state exams:


  • Accelerate Online candidates take a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)
  • Taken BEFORE being admitted into Accelerate Online
  • Shows content mastery for the subject that you wish to teach


  • Taken AFTER completing the Accelerate Online courses/modules and Field-Based Experience
  • Measures knowledge of educational theory and pedagogy


PACT Study & Prep Materials

For free study guides and test preparation materials, click here.


PACT Dates,Testing Sites & Test Registration 2017-2018

Click here if you are interested in

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12 (272)
  • Chemistry 7-12 (240)
  • Physical Science 6-12 (237)
  • Physics/Mathematics 7-12 (243)

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  • English Language Arts & Reading 7-12 (231)

The PACT exam is offered continuously for 

  • History 7-12 (233)
  • Life Science 7-12 (238)
  • Mathematics 6-12 (235)
  • Science 7-12 (236)
  • Social Studies 7-12 (232)

Testing dates/sites are listed during the registration process. 

To register for the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT):

Once you've passed the PACT...

Email a copy of the passing score report to Accelerate Online, and we will contact you with next steps for program admission.