The following information is provided to help you in the completion of your application packet. If you need further information, please call our office for assistance.
Candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to teaching.
Applicant may request a preliminary review of background from TEA.Click Here for TEA Website
Bachelors Degree or higher.
State Board of Educators Certification requirements for entry into Texas Alternative Certification Programs:
- Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited university.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a four-point scale, or 2.75 in the last sixty hours.
- Required 15 semester hours for high school certificates (Math and Science applicants), with a GPA of 2.5 or above in the content area that is aligned to the high school curriculum.
- A minimum of 12 hours of coursework for elementary certificates that require a combination of subjects that shall include English, math, science, and social studies with a combined minimum GPA of 2.50
All State Mandated test fees will be paid by Program teacher/principal candidates. If a teacher /principal will secure a job with a district, s/he can do a ten-month internship under a probationary certificate that can be obtained at www.sbec.texas.gov.