Service for World Class Schools
Region 14 ESC SOUTH
4300 South Treadaway Blvd
Abilene, TX 79602
Region 14, which has been involved in alternative certification since 1988, offers a teacher certification program for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree from any accredited university. Region 14’s alternative certification program is an intensive, fast-paced program for highly motivated candidates.
Region 14 offers teacher certification in the following areas:
*This certification area is not a stand-alone certification. Special education would be a second area of certification.
Meeting application requirements does not guarantee acceptance into Region 14’s Alternative Certification Program.
NOTE: Acceptance into the Region 14’s Alternative Certification Program does not guarantee employment by any school district. Each applicant must secure his/her own employment for the internship.
NOTE: When a candidate completes the content training modules, completes the required 30 clock hours of field experience (observations/instructional or educational experiences under supervision), and passes the TExES content exam, and the PPR exam, the candidate may be eligible for a probationary certificate if a job becomes available. Candidates who have passed only a content exam may be eligible for an intern certificate.
NOTE: If the candidate does not secure a full-time teaching internship, the candidate may complete the internship requirement through clinical teaching (like student teaching in traditional certification program). A candidate who participates in clinical teaching is not paid as a full-time teacher. Clinical teachers will pay a non-refundable $500 clinical teaching fee prior to beginning clinical teaching. The remaining balance must be paid before certification is approved.
Each educator preparation program must provide information regarding: (1) the skills that educators are required to possess, the responsibilities that educators are required to accept, and the high expectations for students in this state; (2) the effect of supply and demand forces on the educator workforce in this state
Information Required by TEC 21.044 (g) (1) and (2)
Teaching certification received through Region 14’s Alternative Certification Program is recognized throughout the state of Texas. These certificates are commensurate to certificates earned in university programs.
TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION/ADVISEMENT FORM
Candidates will submit documents to:
Region 14 ESC South
4300 S. Treadaway Blvd.
Abilene, TX 79602
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