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					     Austin Community College
TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM



It’s all about the
        Kids!
What Is Alternative Certification?


  The alternative teacher certification
  program allows individuals with a
  bachelor’s degree, and who are
  considering a career change with the
  desire to serve, the opportunity to
  become a classroom teacher.
Why Alternative Certification?


Due to teacher shortages in certain
certification areas, the high cost of
college training, and limitations on
college enrollment, the state of Texas
created this alternative route for
becoming a classroom teacher.
      Requirements for Program

1. BACHELORS DEGREE OR HIGHER
2. 24 HOURS OF COURSE
   WORK WITHIN CONTENT
   AREAS
3. A MINIMUM 2.5 GPA
4. 3 PERSONAL REFERENCES
5. A QUALIFYING INTERVIEW
6. TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS
 Requirements for State Certification

1.   SUCCESSFULLY TRAIN
     THROUGH AN APPROVED
     PROGRAM
2.   SUCCESSFULLY
     COMPLETE THE
     APPROPRIATE TExES
     EXAMS
3.   INTERN AS A PAID, FIRST-
     YEAR CLASSROOM
     TEACHER
           Certifications Offered
                            •   Math (4-8)

                            •   Science (4-8)

                            •   Bilingual Generalist
                                (EC-6) and (4 – 8)

                            •   Special Education EC-12 with
                                Generalist (EC-6)

                Teacher Certification Program
approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (#227502)
We Accept 50 Candidates
  We accept candidates beginning in
               July
Apply soon…
Complete courses, if needed…
Begin tutoring and field experience opportunities…
Prepare for TExES content exam and join October
  TExES content online prep class…
Begin networking with people you know who
  teach…
Begin asking questions!
       We start getting you ready in
                 October
     EDTC 2000 Professional Development for TExES
        Class is held online the last two weeks of October
                 Participation is mandatory!

Highlights Include:
      • Learn valuable test-taking skills
      • Survey of necessary competencies for success on the
        TExES
   Coursework Begins January 12, 2010
 EDTC 3000 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities
     Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings with
       one Saturday School support session each month.
                  Attendance is mandatory!

Highlights Include:
      • Designing effective,
        responsive instruction
      • Creating positive learning
        environments
      • Fulfilling professional roles
        and responsibilities
                       June 8 - 25, 2010
Summer Institute
    Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:30 – 3:30 with two night sessions.
                          Attendance is mandatory!

 Bilingual Generalist EC-6
  Educational theory and practice with a focus on second language acquisition
 Special Education EC-6
  Educational theory and practice with a focus on special needs learners
 Science and Mathematics 4-8
  Educational theory and practice
  with a focus on math and/or science
Highlights Include:
•   The “how to’s” of teaching methodology
•   Intern preparation for August
    classrooms
               August-November, 2010
EDTC 3004 Successful Teaching Practices - Teaching Internship
5 Sessions are held on Thursdays from 6-9 and Induction Training with mentor one
             Saturday in October. As usual, attendance is mandatory!



Highlights Include:
•   First year teacher intern and
    ACC supervisors working
    closely to identify and solve
    any questions and/or concerns
•   Supervisor support with
    effective classroom strategies
    through problem solving
    sessions.
                  January- April, 2011
EDTC 3005 Online Supporting the Teaching Experience
                  Teacher Internship
                         Teacher Research Project


Highlights Include:
• Reflections on personal,
   professional, and instructional
   progress that is classroom
   student data driven
   First
   Year
   Teacher
   Intern

• First year teacher salary and benefits
• Online training with classroom support from ACC supervisor and assigned
  campus teacher-mentor
• Assessments and evaluations by ACC supervisor, campus administrator,
  and campus mentor
• Successful completion that leads to a standard teaching certificate in Texas
• Memories!
    TECHNOLOGY is a Part of ALL Training




Professional Portfolio, Website, Blackboard, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
        ACC’s Teacher Certification
            Program Success
• Making a 20 month commitment
• Determining the components and their application of public
  education’s pedagogy and professional responsibilities
• Engaging in a hands-on Summer training focused on curriculum
  and instruction methodology
• Entering a first year teaching internship with campus and ACC
  mentoring support along with continuing online professional
  development
• Succeeding as a classroom teacher through rigorous and
  seamless classroom and online experiences that build the
  foundations of successful practices
• Successfully completing all professional exams (TExES)
• Lasting personal and professional relationships
Interns Need Effective Trainers
We Have
Excellent
Trainers!
SUCCESS is a GREAT feeling!
            Application Process

1. Completed application with processing fee
     June 1- Sept 15       $60
     Sept 16- Nov. 1       $80
2. ACC selection committee
 A review is made of applicant transcripts, references,
     and resumes.
 Interviews are scheduled from July through November.
     50 individuals are selected for cohort.
 Additional applicants are placed on a waiting list
3. Final deadline for completed applications is November 1.
  Tuition and Fees

• Certification coursework
  $5055
• Textbooks, TExES (exams),
  and misc. certification fees
  $800
               FINANCIAL AID

• College Access Loans (CAL)

• Workforce Solutions

• Troops to Teachers &
  Veteran’s Education

• Career Training Loans
  (Private)
We will only take 50
 candidates in the
   program, so
    act early!
PREPARED…
EAGER…
COMMITTED…
TEACHING
   Making
     a
difference…
. . . in the life of a child.
   The ACC Teacher Certification
             Staff




Melaina


          Gretchen

                       Sharon
 Letty
     For More Information
• ACC Teacher Certification website at:
  http://www.austincc.edu/teacher
• State Board for Educator Certification
  website at: www.sbec.state.tx.us
• Texas Education Agency website at:
  www.tea.state.tx.us
• ETS website at: www.texes.ets.org

				
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