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Alternative Certification Programs - Region 4

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ACT Houston

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Contact:

Dr. Vicki Johnston, Certification Officer

Mailing Address:

9301 SW Freeway, Ste. 206
Houston, TX 77074

Local Phone:

832-200-0552 x.206

Toll Free:

877-286-0024

Local Fax:

832-200-0549

E-mail:

vjohnston@acthouston.com

Certification Areas:

Certification for all content areas and all grade levels.

CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WITH YOUR CHOICE OF DAYTIME OR EVENING INSTITUTE SCHEDULES, AND YOUR CHOICE OF ENTERING THE CLASSROOM AS AN INTERN OR A STUDENT TEACHER.

Website:

http://www.acthouston.com/home/houston/


Education Service Center Region 4: Educator Certification Program

Contact:

Rene Ruiz, Ed.D, Director

Mailing Address:

7145 West Tidwell
Houston, Texas 77092

Local Phone:

713-744-6323

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

713-744-2724

E-mail:

rruiz@esc4.net

Certification Areas:

All Level (EC-12): Art, Special Education, Physical Education, Music, Health, Technology Applications, Theater; Languages Other Than English (LOTE): Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese
EC-4: Bilingual, Core Subjects, ESLCore Subjects
4-8: Bilingual, Generalilst, ESL Core Subjects, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts & Reading, English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies, Math/Science
6-12: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, French, German, Latin, Spanish, Technology Education, Vocational Agriculture (Horticulture or Production)
8-12: Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, English Language Arts & Reading, History; Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Service; Human development & Family Studies, Journalism, Life Science, Math, Math/Physics, Physical Science, Science Composite, Speech, Technology Application.

Website:

http://www.region4acp.net/default.aspx?name=teacher.landing

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Gulf Educator Certification Program

Contact:

Mr. Mustafa Maldar

Mailing Address:

3203 North Sam Houston Pkwy. W.
Houston, TX 77038

Local Phone:

832-230-5555

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

None

E-mail:

gecp@northamerican.edu

Certification Areas:

4-8: English Language Arts & Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies
8-12: Physical Sciences, Technology Applications

Website:

http://www.northamerican.edu/gecp/


Harris County Department of Education-
Alternative Certification Program for Teachers

Contact:

Lidia Zatopek, Program Director

Breanne Dale

Mailing Address:

6300 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77022-5618

Local Phone:

731-696-2904
713-696-0775

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

713-696-0723

E-mail:

lzatopek@hcde-texas.org
bcdale@hcde-texas.org

Certification Areas:

EC-6: ESL, Bilingual, Core Subjects, Special Education
4-8: Math, Science, English Language Arts/Reading
8-12: Math, Science, Life Science, English Language Arts/Reading

Website:

http://www.hcdeteacherprep.org/

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Houston Community College (HCC):
Accelerated Teacher Certification Program (ATCP)

Contact:

Mr. Don Jones,
Program Coordinator

Ms. Yessenia Cruz,
Program Specialist

Mailing Address:

Central Campus, Fannin Bldg.
3601 Fannin St., Suite 152
Houston, Texas 77004

Local Phone:

713-718-2856

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

713-718-7989

E-mail:

yessenia.cruz@hccs.edu

Certification Areas:

All-level (EC-12): ESL Supplemental, Special Education
EC-6: Bilingual Core Subjects, Core Subjects
4-8: English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies, Core Subjects, Math, Science, Social Studies
8-12: History, Life Science, Math, Physical Science, Science, Social Studies
EC-12: ESL Supplemental, Physical Education, Special Education

Website:

http://www.hccs.edu/acp


Houston ISD - Effective Teacher Fellowship (ETF)

Contact:

Ms. Natalie Rubio,
Program Director

Ms. Ivania Recio, Operations Manager

Ms. Courtney Lee, Recruiter

Address:

4001 Hardy Street
Houston, TX  77009

Local Phone:

713-742-4911

Toll Free:

None

Local Fax:

None

E-mail:

nhernan2@houstonisd.org
clee9@houstonisd.org

Certification Areas:

All-Level (EC-12): Special Education, ESL
EC-6: Bilingual Core Subjects, Elementary Core Subjects, ESL Core Subjects
4-8: Elementary Core Subjects, Bilingual Core Subjects, Core Subjects, English Language Arts & Reading, English Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies, Math, Math/Science, Science, ESL Core Subjects
8-12: English Language Arts & Reading, Life Science, Math, Physical Science, Spanish

Check web site for application information and entry requirements. Apply Now! Check with the program and district for possible grants!

Website:

http://houstonisdacp.org

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Intern Teacher Alternative Certification Program

Contact:

Ms. Carmen Cuprill-Young,
Executive Director

Mailing Address:

9119 S. Gessner, Ste. 109-A
Houston, Texas 77074

Local Phone:

832-689-1978
713-272-0993

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

713-272-8060

E-mail:

youngc@itacp.com

Certification Areas:

Check with Ms. Cuprill-Young for schedules and certification areas.

Program is half online and half classroom delivery.

Website:

http://www.itacp.com/


iteachTEXAS

Contact:

Mr. Zach Rozell,
Director

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1626
Denton, TX 76202

Local Phone:

940-383-8100

Toll Free:

877-348-3224

Local Fax:

none

E-mail:

admin@iteach.net

Certification Areas:

PROGRAM IS 100% ONLINE.

Certification delivered in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin

The following link is Texas-specific pricing information:
http://iteach.net/states/texas/certification/teacher-certification/teacher-certification-pricing/

Most certification areas in all grade levels.

Website:

http://www.iteach.net/locations/texas/


Lone Star Colleges

Contact:

Ms. Jennifer Leadbetter,
Program Manager

Mailing Address:

Alternative Teacher Certification Program-LSC-Kingwood
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339

Local Phone:

281-312-1519
281-312-1716

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

281-312-1751

E-mail:

ATCP@LoneStar.edu

Certification Areas:

For a current list of certification areas offered by the Lone Star College System ATCP, please contact them directly at ATCP@LoneStar.edu

Website:

http://www.lonestar.edu/kingwood-atcp

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Pasadena ISD-Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP)

Contact:

Ms. Pam Grossman,
Program Director

Mailing Address:

Pasadena ISD, ATCP
11111 Beamer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77089

Local Phone:

713-740-0029

Toll Free:

1-800-356-6050

Local Fax:

713-740-4007

E-mail:

atcp@pasadenaisd.org

Certification Areas:

All-Level: Art, Music, Special Education
EC-4: Bilingual Core Subjects, Core Subjects
4-8: Bilingual Core Subjects, Core Subjects, English Language Arts & Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies
8-12: English Language Arts & Reading, Math, Life Science, Physical Science, Science, Social Studies, and others as needed

Website :

http://www1.pasadenaisd.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=80772&pageId=263432


Teach for America

Contact:

Tiffany Cuellar Needham
Executive Director

Mailing Address:

2 Greenway Plaza, 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77046

Local Phone:

713-523-4100

Toll Free:

None

Local Fax:

713-523-5454

E-mail:

Tiffany.needham@teachforamerica.org

Certification Areas:

Contact the program directly for certification information.

Website:

https://houston.teachforamerica.org/


Texas Teachers

Contact:

Ms. Lacey Labruzzo

Mailing Address:

5599 San Felipe , Suite 1425
Houston, TX 77056

Local Phone:

713-458-1660

Toll Free:

1-877-888-2640

Local Fax:

none

E-mail:

lacey@TxTeachers.org

Certification Areas:

All Certification Areas
***Rolling Admissions Year Round***

Website:

http://www.texasteachers.org/


Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program

Contact:

Courtney Schonefeld, Assistant Operations Director

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1138
Cypress, TX 77410-1138

Local Phone:

832-220-3451
832-497-0740

Toll Free:

1-855-345-3451

Local Fax:

832-220-3485

E-mail:

questions@etools4education.com

Certification Areas:

All-Level (EC-12): Art, Health, LOTE-Spanish, Music, P.E., Special Education, Technology Applications
EC-6: Bilingual Core Subjects, ESL Core Subjects, Core Subjects
4-8: Bilingual Core Subjects, ESL Core Subjects, Core Subjects,
6-12: Business Education, Physical Science
7-12: English Language Arts and Reading, History, Life Science, Math, Science, Social Studies, Speech
Suplemental Areas (EC-12): Bilingual, ESL, Gifted & Talented

***Continuous Enrollment***

Website:

http://www.online-distance-learning-education.com/


YES Prep Public Schools - Teaching Excellence Progam

Contact:


Address:

6201 Bonhomme, Ste. 168-N
Houston, TX 77036

Local Phone:

713-967-9001

Toll Free:

none

Local Fax:

none

E-mail:

teaching.excellence@yesprep.org

Certification Areas:

Contact the program directly for information.
Check out their vacancies: https://yesprep.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Website:

http://yesprep.org/WorkAtYes/topic/teaching_excellence/
Will change to: www.teachingexcellenceprogram.org

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Many online programs are also available statewide.

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