Alternative Certification Program

Region 14 Education Service Center Alternative Certification Program

Region 14 ESC SOUTH
4300 South Treadaway Blvd
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone 325-675-8605
Fax 325-695-1101

Region 14 is currently offering an incentive program ( effective 2/1/2016) for referrals to the following Alternative Certification Programs:

  • Teacher program
  • Counselor program
  • Principal program
  • Superintendent program

How it works:

  • The referral fee will be paid once the new candidate’s application fee and non-refundable down payment is paid.
  • The referral fee is $50.00 per referral.

Returning Candidates

Interns who return to complete an additional alternative certification program within two years receive a $500.00 discount on the final program fee.  This fee reduction is taken off the final program cost (not the down payment). This applies only to the teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent programs.

Our Programs

Region 14 ESC offers many different alternative certification programs and has been involved in alternative certification since the late 1980's.  We offer a face paced learning environment that is taught by practicing professionals therefore bringing you the most up-to-date training available. 

Continuous enrollment is available throughout the year as long as a program has not reached its capacity.

Teacher Certification Program
Region 14 ESC offers a program for individuals with a bachelors degree from any accredited university a pathway to obtain a Texas Teacher Certificate.  For information about our teacher certification program please click tab that says "Teacher Certification".

Region 14 ESC offers the following Teacher Certification Areas:
Core Subjects EC-6
Core Subjects 4-8
Math 7-12  
Science 7-12
Special Education EC-12

NOTE - With each certification area above, Special Education EC-12 will be a second area of certification. 

Administrator Certification Programs
Region 14 ESC offers Counselor, Principal, and Superintendent certification programs for individuals that already have a masters degree.  Each program has entrance requirements.  For information about each program, click the tab of the certification area you are interested in. 

Region 14 ESC offers the following Administrator Alternative Programs:


Masters of Education Programs
Region 14 ESC offers a masters of education degree program in conjunction with Sul Ross State University.  Our masters degree programs are designed with teachers in mind.  Along with the masters degree, students will choose counselor or principal certification.  We offer a blended program partially online with a big emphasis on face-to-face class meetings.  For information about our masters programs, please click the tab that says "Master of Education". 

Region 14 ESC offers the following Masters Programs:

Master of Education with Principal Certification
Master of Education with Counselor Certification