Application Cycle:

  • Early Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Jun 14, 2017
    Deadline: Sep 15, 2017

  • Mid Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Sep 16, 2017
    Deadline: Oct 20, 2017

  • Final Admission Cycle
    Start Date: Oct 21, 2017
    Deadline: Nov 30, 2017


Information Sessions:

  • Jul 18, 2017 (6 to 8 PM)

  • Aug 17, 2017 (6 to 8 PM)

  • Sep 27, 2017 (6 to 8 PM)

  • Nov 08, 2017 (6 to 8 PM)

Learn more about information sessions.

Schedule 2018-2019

The following is a general overview of the program schedule. Specific dates and details will be given once accepted into the program.

Pre-Service Training

Program Orientation (January, 2018  9am-4 pm)

  • All participants will be required to attend this mandatory face-to-face meeting.

Blended Training (January  2018 - August 2018)

  • Face-to-Face classes will be held on Tuesday, and Thursday evenings (6-9pm) and on Saturdays (9am-4pm).
  • Online courses will be completed in lieu of select face-to-face meetings.

Specific dates for face-to-face and online classes will be sent upon acceptance.

Field Experience (2 weeks, 7am-5pm daily)

Note: The 2 week field experience requirement dates are dependent on your specific certification area- see below.

Elementary (EC-6) Certification Areas

Field Experience (2 weeks: May 14-25, 2018)

  • During two weeks participants are required to participate in a field experience in a classroom setting at a local school campus during the day (7am-5pm).
  • During this two-week field experience, participants will work with a campus teacher in order to practice concepts and skills introduced in the training sessions.
  • Satisfactory completion of this field experience is required to continue in the program.

Middle (4-8), Secondary (6-12), and All Level (EC-12) Certification Areas

Field Experience (2 weeks: February 19 - March 2, 2018)

  • During two weeks participants are required to participate in a field experience in a classroom setting at a local school campus during the day (7am-5pm).
  • During this two-week field experience, participants will work with a campus teacher in order to practice concepts and skills introduced in the training sessions.
  • Satisfactory completion of this field experience is required to continue in the program.

Inservice

Blended Training Continues (August 2018 - June 2019)

  • All participants continue to meet face-to-face on select Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9am-4pm).
  • Online coursework continues along with the face-to-face meetings.

Internship Year Begins (August 2018- June 2019)

  • Participants must have secured teaching assignment by October 1, 2018 in order to continue in the program.
  • Participants must be employed as a teacher of record by a TEA accredited school district.
  • Participants begin receiving on-campus support from a campus mentor and an ECP field supporter.

Certification

Recommendation for Standard Teacher Certification  (June 2019)

  • Upon successful completion of internship year and all program requirements, the participant is recommended for a standard teaching certificate through the State Board for Educator Certification. The teaching certificate is valid in any school district in the State of Texas.