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The Region 13 Austin ISD Teacher Academy Program (ATA) is an innovative and unique partnership between the Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the Region 13 Educator Certification Program. Approximately 10 years ago, AISD officials decided to use the services of Region 13 for teacher certification rather than develop their own program. This 17-month program is designed specifically to train teachers for Austin ISD in the critical needs areas of math, science, bilingual education, and bilingual special education.

Benefits to ATA Participants:

  • Applicants accepted into the Educator Certification Program (in the selected certification areas) will have an opportunity to decide if they want to join ATA and will interview with AISD HR representatives and principals.

  • If selected for ATA, Teachers are given a hired, unassigned contract to teach in Austin ISD

  • ATA interns receive the ECP critical needs scholarship of $2000 paid toward program fees during the internship year.

  • *AISD pays the remainder of in-service fees for ATA participants in exchange for agreement to teach in on a high needs campus and remain with the district for a period of 2 years. *note that this benefit is based on district budget considerations and is subject to change

  • Upon successful completion of the internship year, program requirements and state licensing requirements, participants will earn a Standard teaching certificate in their teaching assignment/certification area. 

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