Comparison Chart

Which Program is Right for You?

  • The Region 13 Educator Certification program has five distinct programs that accommodate different subject areas, grade levels, schedules, and requirements.  Review the sections below to compare each program and decide which would best fit your need to become a certified teacher. 

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Elementary (grades EC-6)

  • Core Subjects
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Core Subjects
  • ESL Core Subjects

Middle School (grades 4-8)

  • All Core content areas

High School (grades 7-12)

  • All Core content areas

All Grade Levels (grades EC-12)

  • Special Education
  • Fine Arts/ PE
  • LOTE (Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL)

Elementary (grades EC-6)

  • Bilingual (Spanish) Core Subjects

Middle School (grades 4-8)

  • Math
  • Science

High School (grades 7-12)

  • Math
  • Science

All Grade Levels (grades EC-12)

  • Special Education
     

High School (grades 7-12)

  • All Career and Technical content areas

Elementary (grades EC-6)

  • Core Subjects
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Core Subjects
  • ESL Core Subjects

Middle School (grades 4-8)

  • All Core content areas

High School (grades 7-12)

  • All Core content areas

All Grade Levels (grades EC-12)

  • Special Education
  • Fine Arts/ PE
  • Languages Other Than English (Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL)
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17 months (including 1st year of teaching)

17 months (including 1st year of teaching)

17 months (including 1st year of teaching)

12 months (including 1st year of teaching)

12 months (including 1st year of teaching)

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Automatic $2,000 scholarship for critical needs certification areas.

Automatic $2,000 scholarship for critical needs certification areas.

Partnership program between Region 13 and Austin ISD - guaranteed hired unassigned contract to accepted applicants.

Automatic $2,000 scholarship for critical needs certification areas.

Automatic $2,000 scholarship for critical needs certification areas.

Automatic $2,000 scholarship for critical needs certification areas.

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You can teach in any of the 60 School Districts, 18 Charter Schools, or 19 Private Schools accredited by TEA in the Region 13 area.

You must teach in Austin ISD on a high needs campus.

You can teach in any of the 60 School Districts, 18 Charter Schools, or 19 Private Schools accredited by TEA in the Region 13 area.

As a member of our local cohort, you can teach in any of the 60 School Districts, 18 Charter Schools, or 19 Private Schools accredited by TEA in the Region 13 area.

We also have a statewide cohort that allows you to teach in many other districts across the state.

You can teach in any of the 60 School Districts, 18 Charter Schools, or 19 Private Schools accredited by TEA in the Region 13 area.

*** However a district must refer you to this program with an offer of employment as a full time teacher of record.

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June – November

Limited Admission Cycle: Opens in December

June – November

Limited Admission Cycle: Opens in December

June – November

Limited Admission Cycle: Opens in December

December - September

March – September

***You must be referred by a hiring district before you can apply