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The countries listed below have been approved by the State Board of Educator Certification to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement specified in 19 TAC 230.11(b)(5)(C). To be exempted from the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) testing requirement specified in 19 TAC 230.11(b)(5)(B), a certification candidate must have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution of higher education on the SBEC-approved list of countries/territories.

Countries Countries
American Samoa Grand Cayman
Anguilla Grenada
Antigua and Barbuda Guyana
Australia India
Bahamas Ireland
Barbados Jamaica
Belize Liberia
Bermuda New Zealand
British Virgin Islands Nigeria
Cayman Islands Saint Kitts and Nevis
Canada (except Quebec) Saint Lucia
Dominica Singapore
Federated States of Micronesia Trinidad/Tobago
Gambia Turks and Caicos
Ghana United Kingdom
Gibraltar U.S. Pacific Trust