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  1. Austin Community CollegeTEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMIt’s all about theKids!

  2. What Is Alternative Certification? The alternative teacher certification program allows individuals with a bachelor’s degree, and who are considering a career change with the desire to serve, the opportunity to become a classroom teacher.

  3. Why Alternative Certification? Due to teacher shortages in certain certification areas, the high cost of college training, and limitations on college enrollment, the state of Texas created this alternative route for becoming a classroom teacher.

  4. Requirements for Program 1. BACHELORS DEGREE OR HIGHER 2. 24 HOURS OF COURSE WORK WITHIN CONTENT AREAS 3. A MINIMUM 2.5 GPA 4. 3 PERSONAL REFERENCES 5. A QUALIFYING INTERVIEW

  5. Requirements for State Certification • SUCCESSFULLY TRAIN THROUGH AN APPROVED PROGRAM • SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE APPROPRIATE TExES EXAMS • INTERN AS A PAID, FIRST-YEAR CLASSROOM TEACHER

  6. Certifications Offered • Math (4-8) • Science (4-8) • Bilingual Generalist • (EC-4) and (4 – 8) • Other certification areas offered • at district request Teacher Certification Program approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (#227502)

  7. We Accept 50 Candidates

  8. Coursework Begins January 8, 2008 EDTC 3000 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings with one Saturday School support session each month. Attendance is mandatory! Highlights Include: • Designing effective, responsive instruction • Creating positive learning environments • Fulfilling professional roles and responsibilities

  9. June 10- 27, 2008 Summer Institute Classes are held Monday through Friday 9-4 Attendance is mandatory! • Bilingual Generalist EC-4 and 4-8Educational theory and practice with a focus on second language acquisition • Science and Mathematics 4-8 Educational theory and practice with a focus on math and/or science Highlights Include: • The “how to’s” of teaching • Intern preparation for August classrooms

  10. July 26-November 8, 2008 EDTC 3004 Successful Teaching Practices Teaching Internship 5 Sessions are held on Thursdays from 6-9 Highlights Include: • First year teacher intern and ACC supervisors working closely to identify and solve any questions and/or concerns • Supervisor support with effective classroom strategies through problem solving sessions.

  11. July 26-November 8, 2008 EDTC 3005 Online Support Teacher Internship Online Highlights Include: • Reflections on personal, professional, and instructional progress that is classroom student data driven

  12. First Year TeacherIntern • First year teacher salary and benefits • Online training with classroom support from ACC supervisor and assigned campus teacher-mentor • Assessments and evaluations by ACC supervisor, campus administrator, and campus mentor • Successful completion that leads to a standard teaching certificate in Texas • Memories!

  13. TECHNOLOGY is a Part of ALL Training Professional Portfolio, Website, Blackboard, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  14. ACC’s Teacher Certification Program Success • Making a 16 month commitment • Determining the components and their application of public education’s pedagogy and professional responsibilities • Engaging in a hands-on Summer training focused on curriculum and instruction • Entering a first year teaching internship with campus and ACC mentoring support along with continuing online professional development • Succeeding as a classroom teacher through rigorous and seamless classroom and online experiences that build the foundations of successful practices • Successfully completing all professional exams (TExES) • Lasting personal and professional relationships

  15. Interns Need Effective Trainers

  16. We Have Excellent Trainers!

  17. Unfortunately, we no longer offer bilingual • stipends, but… • Enjoy three years of online support for new bilingual teachers and the benefit of research-based curriculum.

  18. SUCCESS is a GREAT feeling!

  19. Application Process 1. Completed application with processing fee June 1- Sept 15 $60 Sept 16- Nov. 1 $80 2. ACC selection committee • A review is made of applicant transcripts, references, and resumes. • Interviews are scheduled from July through November. 50 individuals are selected for cohort. • Additional applicants are placed on a waiting list 3. Final deadline for completed applications is November 1, 2007

  20. Tuition and Fees • Certification coursework $5000 • Textbooks, TExES (exams), and misc. certification fees $650

  21. FINANCIAL AID • WorkSource • Troops to Teachers & Veteran’s Education • Hinson-Hazelwood Student Loans (CAL) • Career Training Loans (Private) • A+ Federal Credit Union

  22. We will only take 50 candidates in the program, so act early!

  23. PREPARED…

  24. EAGER…

  25. COMMITTED…

  26. TEACHING

  27. Making a difference. . .

  28. . . . in the life of a child.

  29. The ACC Teacher Certification Staff Mary Melaina Sharon Letty Ben

  30. For More Information • ACC Teacher Certification website at: http://www.austincc.edu/teacher • State Board for Educator Certification website at: www.sbec.state.tx.us • Texas Education Agency website at: www.tea.state.tx.us

  31. Questions?