Texas Alternative Teacher Certification
Texas provides countless options for individuals to be trained as teachers. The most popular options are alternative certification programs (alt-cert). These programs are typically not housed nor affiliated with universities.
Recent news articles suggest that individuals might need to assume training and preparation sacrifices if an alt-cert program is chosen but that is not true for all alt-cert programs.
Many programs, like iteachTEXAS, provide exceptional training and preparation. Here are five reasons you should consider when making a program selection:
1. Research-backed curriculum
The iteach curriculum is based in strong, relevant, and current research in the area of K-12 learning including special education, literacy, and diversity. The curriculum is routinely updated to ensure that learning remains the most appropriate and applicable as possible.
2. Every teacher receives a mentor
Once you are hired as the teacher of record (while still completing the program) you will be given a holistic support team. This includes a Field Supervisor from iteach and your campus administrator. In addition to those two individuals, all teachers will receive a mentor teacher to aid further in the day-to-day.
3. Responsive, dedicated customer service
Even though the certification process can seem daunting, iteach works diligently >to ensure to provide help at every stage of the process. We assume the responsibility to simplify the process so that individuals are not wasting their time simply trying to determine the next step. Our team is available for calls right now, give us a ring: 940-383-8100
4. District partnerships
Our extensive work with every district in Texas over the past 19 years of operation provides individuals an easier path into their own classrooms. One of our goals is not just to prepare you for the classroom but provide opportunities for your first teaching job as well.
5. Highest rigor, complete flexibility
The iteach program is CAEP accredited, which is the highest accreditation available for college and teacher certification programs. You can trust that our training is effective. With that, our program is also setup with flexibility so that you can create your own training schedule. This combination is not available anywhere else.
We Prepare Teachers for Success
If you are passionate about impacting the world around you there are few places where you can influence the future as much as a teacher. Teachers have the ability to build students up and set them on a positive course that can have a ripple effect for future generations.
At iteach, we have rigorous standards, sometimes they are so high that we get complaints from students who feel that the requirements are too challenging. However, our goal is not to merely certify teachers, and push them into the classroom unprepared. Our goal is to PREPARE teachers for the classroom, and give them tools that allow them to continue to work on their teaching skills, all while they are finishing the course. That is why we include free access to Teaching Channel and a free course called “Cultivate” from the Teaching Channel which allows new teachers to continue to grow and learn with other new teachers.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher, check out our online teacher certification program and you could be teaching in a matter of weeks.