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Alternative Teacher Certification Program. Information Slideshow http://www.lonestar.edu/montgomery-atcp.htm. Amy Cooper, Program Manager 936.271.6191 [email protected] Office: Building C, Office 231E Fax: 936.271.6192. What is Alternative Teacher Certification?. 300 hour program

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Alternative teacher certification program

Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Information Slideshow

http://www.lonestar.edu/montgomery-atcp.htm

  • Amy Cooper, Program Manager

    • 936.271.6191

    • [email protected]: Building C, Office 231EFax: 936.271.6192


Alternative teacher certification program

What is Alternative Teacher Certification?

  • 300 hour program

  • Fast-track program

  • For degreed individuals (bachelor or higher) seeking certification in Texas

  • Designed to meet high-need areas

  • Evening/weekend/online classes

  • Culminating in the same certificate granted to all new teachers in Texas

  • Two tracks:

    • Internship – paid one-year position as teacher of record

    • Clinical Teaching – unpaid 12-week placement under mentor


Alternative teacher certification program

What is Alternative Teacher Certification?

  • Certifications Offered:

    • Generalist 4-8

    • Bilingual Generalist EC-6

    • Bilingual Generalist 4-8

    • Special Education EC-12 / Must include additional content area

    • Math 4-8

    • Math 8-12

    • Science 4-8

    • Science 8-12; Life Science 8-12; Chemistry 8-12; Physics 8-12

    • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

  • Advisory Committee, HR Directors from:

    • Conroe ISD

    • Magnolia ISD

    • Montgomery ISD

    • Spring ISD

    • Willis ISD


Alternative teacher certification program

Certification Plan

Bilingual Gen. EC-6 / 4-8

Bilingual Certification Plan / INTERNSHIP

  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Course (108hrs)

  • Pre-Internship Coursework / Bilingual Course (48hrs)

  • Field-based experiences (30hrs)

  • In-service Professional Development (50 hrs)

    • Hours can be obtained after acceptance into the program

    • May be provided by employing school (during Internship)

  • Internship I / Hybrid Internship course (32hrs)

  • Internship II / Hybrid Internship course (32hrs)

    Total Hours - 300


Alternative teacher certification program

Certification Plan

Special Ed. Gen. EC-6 / 4-8

Special Ed. Certification Plan / INTERNSHIP

  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Course (108hrs)

  • Pre-Internship Coursework / Special Education Course (60hrs)

  • Field-based experiences (30hrs)

  • In-service Professional Development (50 hrs)

    • Hours can be obtained after acceptance into the program

    • May be provided by employing school (during Internship)

  • Internship I / Hybrid Internship course (32hrs)

  • Internship II / Hybrid Internship course (32hrs)

    Total Hours - 312


Alternative teacher certification program

Certification Plan

All Other High Demand

Other High Demand Certification Plan / INTERNSHIP

  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Course (108hrs)

  • Pre-Internship Coursework / Special Populations Course (48hrs)

  • Field-based experiences (30hrs)

    • 14 hrs included in PPR / 16 hrs included in Special Populations

  • In-service Professional Development (50 hrs)

    • Hours can be obtained after acceptance into the program

    • May be provided by employing school (during Internship)

  • Internship I / Hybrid Internship course (32hrs)

  • Internship II / Hybrid Internship course (32hrs)

    Total Hours - 300


Alternative teacher certification program

Certification Plan

Clinical Teaching

Certification Plan / CLINICAL

(Newly admitted ATCP students are eligible to apply after completion of their first semester of course work and state exams. Placement provided in third semester.)

  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Course (108hrs)

  • Pre-Service Coursework (Select One Course)

    Special Populations Course (48hrs)

    Bilingual Course (48hrs)

    Special Education (60hrs)

  • Field-based experiences (30hrs)

    • 14 hrs included in PPR / 16 hrs included in Special Populations

  • Pre-Service Training (Orientation/Clinical Training 40hrs)

  • In-service Professional Development (25hrs)

    • May be provided by employing school

    • Hours can be obtained after acceptance into the program

  • In-service Coursework (32hrs)

  • Post-Service Clinical Training (14hrs)

    Total Hours - 303


Alternative teacher certification program

Admission Requirements

  • 1. Application & $40 non-refundable fee

  • 2. 3 References (forms provided in packet)

  • 3. Essay (handwritten; form provided in packet)

  • 4. Current Resume (does not need to apply to education field)

  • 5. English Language Proficiency (one of the following):

    • Degree is from English-Speaking Institution

    • Passing Score on approved English Language Assessment

    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings.

    • Compass ESL – The Compass ESL test scores for high intermediate are as follows: Reading = 80 to 91 Grammar (writing) = 84 to 93 a writing sample is also used Oral = 82 to 91. Students must submit $29.00 payment to Business Office (Bldg. E) and take paid receipt and testing ticket to Testing Center.


Alternative teacher certification program

Admission Requirements (continued)

  • 6. Foreign Language Proficiency for Bilingual or LOTE certifications(One of the following):

    • Degree is from institution where courses were taught in the same language as certification sought

    • Passing score on approved LOTE Language Assessment

    • The American Council  on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

    • The Texas Oral Proficiency Test™ (TOPT™) program is an extension of and an addition to the TExES and ExCET programs for certification to teach either Spanish or French, or to teach in a Spanish or French bilingual setting. A Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test for Spanish will be provided soon.


Alternative teacher certification program

Admission Requirements (continued)

  • 7. Official(sealed) College Transcript(s) Showing:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher– must be sent directly to ATCP officeApproved Foreign Transcript Evaluators: http://www.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/certinfo/forcredevalservice.asp

  • Required Credits in college-level courses:

    • Math, LOTE, and Sciencecertification – 18 credits in content area(exception: 24 credit hours in Science for Science 8-12 composite certification) Pre Assessment Content Test Options for Math and Science Content Only (PACT)

    • Bilingual EC-6 Generalistcertification – 9 credits in each core w/1 deficiency (Math, English, Natural Science, and Social Studies)

    • 4-8 Generalist (Bilingual and Standard) certification – 9 credits in each core w/1 deficiency (Math, English, Natural Science, and Social Studies)

    • Special Ed.certification – 9 credits in each core w/1 deficiency(Math, English, Natural Science, and Social Studies) plus 3 credits in Psychology

  • GPA - 2.5 overall or 2.75 on last 60 hours


Alternative teacher certification program

Admission Requirements (continued)

  • Basic Skills Assessment (one of the following)

    • THEA (within 5 years)

      • Reading Score of at least 240

      • Writing Score of at least 240

      • Math Score of at least 230 (270 required with Math content 4-8 or 8-12)

    • SAT (within 5 years):

      • At least 500 per section

      • Combined 1070

    • ACT (within 5 years):

      • At least 19 per section

      • Combined 23

    • It is your responsibility to provide the program with official copies of your test scores.


Alternative teacher certification program

“Quick” THEA

  • Offered on campus Monday-Friday

    • 8a-8p Monday-Thursday and 8a-5p Friday

    • Last test given at 2p Monday-Thursday and at 11 am on Friday

    • You have 5 hours to complete the test; you determine how much time you spend per section and in what order you take the sections

  • When you’re ready to take the test:

    • Email Amy 48 hours in advance and ask for a THEA ticket

      • OR go to Building E, Advising, and ask for a ticket.

    • On the day you want to take the test go to Building C, Office 231 and get a test ticket from Amy’s mailbox

    • Go to testing center (2nd floor, C Building), pay fee, take test

    • Fee: $29 (check, money order or credit card; NO CASH)

  • Can only be taken every 30 days

  • It is your responsibility to provide a copy of your THEA scores with your application; we will verify the official scores.


Alternative teacher certification program

Regular THEA

www.thea.nesinc.com

  • THEA practice test: http://www.thea.nesinc.com/practice.htm

  • $29

  • 3 sections (Math, Reading, Writing) – can be taken in any order

  • 5 hours


Alternative teacher certification program

Admission Requirements (continued)

  • Screening Interview for invited candidates

  • Offer of Admission

  • Mandatory Program Orientation:

    • Sign contract

    • Receive handbook

    • Register and pay for classes


Alternative teacher certification program

Tuition and Fees


Alternative teacher certification program

Helpful Websites

State Board for Educator Certificationwww.sbec.state.tx.us (State Certification Information)

State Exams (Content and PPR)www.texes.ets.org (View preparation manuals)

TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)www.tea.state.tx.us/teks (See what is taught in each grade/subject)

No Child Left Behindwww.ed.gov/nclb (Information about education law)


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