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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Texas

Approximately 0.9% of graduates in of Texas receive teaching degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 5,097 teachers graduate from Texas' 122 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked 11th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a teaching program. It is located in Austin. 91 students graduated with a degree in teaching from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Students at The University of Texas at Austin paid $9,418 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a teaching program is Rice University, which is located in Houston. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Rice University teaching program. Tuition at Rice University was $33,771 per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a teaching program is Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 98 students graduated with degree in teaching from Texas A & M University in 2010. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.


Teaching schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $8,979 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,230 per year, or as little as $1,007 per year. The Texas teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  3. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year

The following Texas teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

A teaching degree from a Texas school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Texas pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 373,450 teacher working in Texas, including 5,340 english teachers, 22,230 primary school education administrators, and 8,210 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Texas teachers:

  1. Austin County - 86,730 teachers
  2. Collin County - 62,520 teachers
  3. Johnson County - 29,680 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 30% by 2018. There are projected to be 428,680 teachers working in Texas then. Of these 428,680 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 28,060 will be primary school education administrators, and 9,310 will be education administrators.


teachers in Texas make an average of $66,871 per year. But, salaries for teacher can vary. In 2010, teacher made as little as less than $15,550 per year or as much as more than $164,900 per year in Texas. On average teacher earn the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Bastrop County - $71,483 per year
  2. Austin County - $69,254 per year
  3. Johnson County - $67,851 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Crosby County - $48,087 per year
  2. Archer County - $48,959 per year
  3. Miller County - $49,070 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Texas were:

  1. Education Administrator - $104,910 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $98,460 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $96,600 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $48,430 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $44,480 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Texas
  • Certificate in Teaching in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 163,240 $51,090 29.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 80,990 $51,230 15.5%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 22,230 $76,330 32.1%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 14,330 $98,460 124.6%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 14,210 $48,430 10.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 14,030 $50,390 12.4%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 12,910 $51,930 34.3%
Instructional Coordinators 10,890 $63,680 30.7%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 8,210 $104,910 126.2%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 5,630 $96,600 35.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5,340 $63,430 25.6%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 5,120 $67,680 -21.8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 4,480 $44,480 12.6%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 4,470 $71,000 21.8%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3,750 $64,760 33.5%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,110 $73,180 -9.1%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,230 $51,660 -25.5%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 280 $74,430

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