Student Resources

Alternative Certification Program

The College of Education offers a nontraditional route to certification through the Alternative Certification Program (ACP). The program, which may be completed within 18-24 months, offers training in more than 25 certification areas and various levels. The ACP is an attractive option for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than Education or students who are interested in teaching while completing certification requirements. Additionally, ACP students complete graduate-level coursework, which may be applied towards a master’s degree.

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Center for Student Success (CSS)

Whether you are aspiring to become an elementary, middle, or high school teacher, our mission at the CSS is to provide you with the guidance and resources you will need to help you complete your academic training and set you on track to a successful career.

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Certification and Testing

The Teacher Education Program at the College of Education (COE) is accredited and approved by the Texas Education Agency to prepare teachers in 25 initial and 28 alternative certification fields across three different education levels. The COE also extends candidates the opportunity to become more marketable in the field of education by offering the coursework and preparation required to become Bilingual/ESL (English as a Second Language) certified.

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