Steps from Applying to Enrolling in SoTex ACP
Step by Step
Review our Minimum Requirements
If you meet the minimum requirements, you must now decide what you want to pursue. If you have not passed ANY exams (TExES or PACT) please select the link below to view our areas of certification. Each tab lists a certification area, the TExES exam you must take after you enroll (if you have not passed it yet), and the TX PACT exam. The TX PACT is required prior to enrolling only IF you do not qualify for the area you wish to pursue. Once your transcript has been evaluated, we will email you if you qualify for the program and what areas you are eligible for.
Once your eligibility is confirmed, you are ready to enroll. Please select your assigned button to begin our Enrollment Process which consists of completing:
1. Program Application
2. FERPA Agreement
3. 300 Hours / Curriculum Plan
4. Educator Code of Ethics
5. Program Contract
6. Student Check List –
- 1 Page Essay of Why you Wish to be a Teacher
- Professional Resume
- ACTor SAT scores OR Official transcripts bearing TSI requirements have been met
7. Supply and Demand
8. Exit, Re-Entry, and Transfer Policy
(A password is required. Once your enrollment is approved, you will be provided with the password)
Upon Enrollment: You will be guided through the program policy and requirements for you to be in compliance with. You will also be interviewed and a rubric will be used as part of the Admission Screen as per TAC RULE §227.10(a)(B)(8) to determine if the applicant’s knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude are appropriate for the certification sought.
Once Enrolled: You will receive an e-mail from a Program Specialist of your acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. Should you receive a denial, you can contact SoTex ACP and discuss any deficiencies. Upon completion of all requirements, you will then receive a Letter of Acceptance into the program. You must sign the Letter of Acceptance within 10 days of receipt of notification of approval.
*Late Hire Provision:
Definition of a Late Hire
RULE §228.2(23) Late hire–An individual who has not been accepted into an educator preparation program before the 45th day before the first day of instruction and who is hired for a teaching assignment by a school after the 45th day before the first day of instruction or after the school’s academic year has begun.
180 Coursework for Late Hire:
RULE §228.35(d) Late hire provisions. A late hire for a school district teaching position may begin employment under an intern or probationary certificate before completing the pre-internship requirements of subsection (b) of this section but shall complete these requirements within 90 school days of assignment.