Application Cycle:

  • Regular Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Dec 03, 2018
    Deadline: Aug 09, 2019

Information Sessions:

  • Jun 20, 2019 (6-8 pm)

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ECP program curriculum is aligned with Texas Education Agency standards and educational best practices. 

  • All curriculum is taught by certified staff and content area experts.
  • All classes are held evenings (6-9 pm CST) and Saturdays (9-4 pm CST) or online.
  • Austin Cohort: Teacher-interns employed by schools within the Region 13 service area, as well as those from schools within a 100-mile radius of Austin, attend classes at the Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin. 
  • Statewide Cohort: Teacher-interns employed by schools within a defined area surrounding each of the distance learning sites attend classes via video teleconference at the site designated for that area. 

Training Topics include:

  • establishing a positive and productive classroom environment
  • managing student/classroom procedures and behaviors
  • planning and creating developmentally appropriate instruction (curriculum and lesson plans)
  • delivering engaging instruction
  • developing and using student assessments
  • understanding student diversity and instructional differentiation
  • using a variety of instructional strategies to increase engagement, rigor and relevance
  • content specific topics
  • professional responsibilities of a teacher
  • preparing for first days/weeks of school
  • preparing for formal classroom observations
  • TExES exam preparation
  • establishing/revitalizing CTE student organizations
  • increasing awareness and knowledge of CTE issues and initiatives
  • integrating CTE into campus/district
  • marketing CTE courses/programs
  • developing partnerships and collaboration in CTE programs
  • exploring strategies to implement and manage work-based learning