An individual can complete a Texas teacher certification program completely on line via Texas Teachers Alternative Certification. A student can also become certified online through the University of Texas at Tyler.
The Texas Teachers of Tomorrow website explains that the Alternative Certification program requires a student to complete a four-year degree before applying to the program. The student then chooses the subject areas he or she wants to teach, undergoes some testing and training online and teaches for one year before becoming fully certified. At the University of Texas at Tyler, the student needs to apply and enroll in an online STEP or certification program, decide between the options and complete the necessary training. The Texas Education Agency provides a list of approved online programs.