SoTex-ACP Calendar of Activities

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Admission :

Please visit our Minimum Requirements Page for more information on how to qualify for our program:

Minimum Requirements Page

Please visit our  Enrollment Process page by selecting the following link :

Enrollment Process Page

Step 1 includes instructions for our Admission requirements.

Step 2

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Upon Enrollment:

Please visit our Enrollment Process page by selecting the following link:

Enrollment Process Page

Step 2 includes a brief description of our Enrollment Process.

Please select the following link to preview our Enrollment Curriculum Plan.

Curriculum Plan

Please select the following link that explains our Testing Criteria:

Testing Criteria

STEP 3

Hire Process: 

Please visit our Enrollment Process page by selecting the following link:

Hire Process

Step 3 includes the process of seeking a Teaching Position and what is required upon hire.

Please select the following link to preview our Intern Curriculum Plan

Intern Curriculum Plan

STEP 4

Standard Certification:

 Please visit our Enrollment Process page by selecting the following link:

https://southtexacp.com/enrollment-process/

Step 3 includes the requirements that need to be met (completion of Step 2) to qualify for a Standard Certificate.

Program Enrollment Monthly Timeline:

South Texas Transition to Teaching-ACP has open enrollment all year long! Below you will find your own personalized process in what is expected to obtain your teacher certification based on the enrollment month. The following information is intended for EVERYONE who is looking to apply at SoTex-ACP

 

  • Admission: Applicants must meet our minimum requirements for our admission process.
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • GPA minimum of 2.5
  • Submit your transcript(s) as soon as possible! If you have transferred credits from other institutions, we will need those transcripts too!! 
  • Decide what you want to teach! Select the following link for our list of Certification Areas: Cert. Areas
  • TEST! – the following link will guide you on creating an account with PEARSON VUE if you have not done so and how to register for an exam: TEST

Once you have passed the required exams you can now enroll! Please select the month that applies to you to learn about the enrollment process and certification process too!!

January Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in January, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You have 7-15 days to complete the following before you start applying for a teaching position:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • 150 hours of Coursework hours

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you begin teaching in January, you will complete your certification by January of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

 

February Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in February, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You have 7-15 days to complete the following before you start applying for a teaching position:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • 150 hours of Coursework hours

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you begin teaching in February, you will complete your certification by February of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed,  you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

March Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in March, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You have 7-15 days to complete the following before you start applying for a teaching position:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • 150 hours of Coursework hours

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you begin teaching in March, you will complete your certification by March of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

 

April Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in April, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You have 7-15 days to complete the following before you start applying for a teaching position:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • 150 hours of Coursework hours

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you begin teaching in April, you will complete your certification by April of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

 

May Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in May, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You have 7-15 days to complete the following before you start applying for a teaching position.

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction

If the school year has ended, you can always focus on completing the Coursework hours. You will need to wait until the school year begins once again to complete the Observation & Interaction hours.

  • 150 hours of Coursework hours

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you begin teaching in May, you will complete your certification by May of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

 

June Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in June, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

Schools are closed so you will need to focus on the Coursework Training hours.

  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the following school year begins,  you will now need to complete the following hours in the first weeks of September:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job in June to begin in August, you will begin your certification in August. You will complete your certification by May of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

July Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in July, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

Schools are closed so you will need to focus on the Coursework Training hours.

  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the following school year begins,  you will now need to complete the following hours in the first weeks of September:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job in July to begin in August, you will begin your certification in August. You will complete your certification by May of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

August Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in August, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

If the schools are closed, you will need to focus on the Coursework Training hours.

  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the school year begins,  you will now need to complete the following hours on or before the first weeks of September. Once a classroom setting has been set:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job to begin in August, you will begin your certification in August. You will complete your certification by May of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

September Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in September, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You will now need to complete the following hours:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job in September your certification begins in September. You can complete your certification upon the 150-180 days of work.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

October Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in October, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You will now need to complete the following hours:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job in October your certification begins in October. You can complete your certification by October of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

November Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in November, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You will now need to complete the following hours:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job in November your certification begins in November. You can complete your certification by November of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

December Enrollment

What’s Next!? if you enroll in December, this is what you must do!

Sign a formal letter of Acceptance stating that you accept to enroll in our program.

Sign our FERPA agreement, allowing us to share your contact information with any district.

You will be given a New Student Orientation that will explain our program policy and state requirements

You will now need to complete the following hours:

  • 30 observation hours
    • 15 Teacher Observation
    • 15 Student Interaction
  • Complete 150 hours of coursework training

Once the 180 hours have been completed as per TAC Rule §228.20 You will be given a Letter of Recommendation to begin applying in school districts. Your contact information will also be provided to our partner districts. 

Sign up for the next PPR class! We will add you to our waiting list for our next PPR mandatory class that you must attend.

    • Must attend a full session
    • Must benchmark within 30 days of the day of class and score a minimum of 80% to obtain access to test

Once you obtain a teaching position (sign a contract) you must inform us RIGHT AWAY!

You must apply/pay for the INTERN/PROBATIONARY Certificate (we will show you how!)

If you are offered a job in December your certification begins in December. You can complete your certification by December of the following year.

If you have not taken/passed the PPR, you have 1 year during your certification year to pass!!

To complete your certification you must:

Have worked 180 days as a teacher

Have passed the PPR exam

Have completed all training hours required by State

Have been observed by an assigned Field Supervisor for a total of 3 – 5 observations (depending on the certificate) during your certification year

Once your assigned program specialist completed a final audit on your file, if it is completed, you will receive instructions on how to apply/pay for the Standard Certificate

SoTex ACP will recommend your Standard after the Director reviews your completed file

You will obtain your Teaching Certificate within 24 hours of recommendation!

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