At the TEXAS Alternative Certification Program (Texas ACP), we’re passionate about helping you become a fully certified Texas teacher! We are an intensive one year educator preparation program, approved by the State Board for Educator Certification and accredited by the Texas Education Agency. The Texas ACP is designed to identify, select, train and certify top quality teacher-candidates through a series of workshops, seminars, field activities, and an internship.
Our program provides real-time, on-line training in a virtual classroom! As a result, we are able to provide services for teacher candidates and interns ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS!
The program director, has been working with Alternative Certification Interns since 1993! He was first certified in 1984, when teachers received lifetime certification and certification tests were not required. In 1987, the program director was among the first group of students to take and pass a certification test for school counseling. Eventually, he received his Principal's certificate through an alternative certification program. So, our program director has been in your shoes!
The TEXAS ACP staff is very experienced at helping teachers obtain their teaching certification. The program was designed and implemented by former university professors and certified career educators! Program administrators and staff have also served as educational consultants, educational program coordinators, grant writers, private and public school teachers, counselors, principals, and main office administrators. Unlike other educator preparation programs, we are not business people or attorneys. We are Texas certified educators!
Our goal is to provide quality service at a reasonable cost in order to accommodate the needs of the community, school districts, and to you, the program participants. We are very happy to have certified over 2,500 individuals since we opened our doors! We look forward to assisting you on your teacher journey. We are at your service!