Admissions Process.

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.

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1 – Transcript

All transcripts must be submitted to the office of T21CACP. Applicant must have the degree conferred and date posted on the official transcript prior to beginning the application process.


2 – Apply

Application packet must be completed and turned in to the T21CACP office at 6455 Hiller St. Suite A-2, El Paso, Texas 79925.

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3 – Leveling Plan

This plan will help candidates who are lacking coursework or have a low GPA (overall/content). Must take the PACT at

4 – Formal Interview

The Program Executive Director will schedule a phone interview/personal interview. Applicants will be screened and must meet program eligibility requirements to be considered as a teacher candidate.

Download Application.

Application Form


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
  • TOEFL passing scores for applicants with foreign credentials.
  • Criminal History documentation check.
  • One-on-one interview to determine an applicant’s: English and Spanish oral proficiency, communication skills, listening skills, educational philosophy, background knowledge, and work related experiences.

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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

The application fee and training fees are non-refundable.


Contact Us.

  • (915) 203-6425
  • 6455 Hiller Dr.Suite A-2 El Paso, TX 79925