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Welcome to the Educator Preparation Program

 
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Welcome to the Educator Preparation Program

 
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Welcome to the Educator Preparation Program

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Welcome to the Educator Preparation Program

The Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program (ACEPP) is designed to offer individuals who currently hold a bachelor's degree an alternative route to obtaining teacher certification. ACEPP is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and meets the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) requirements. The program consists of 156 hours of content course work, 81 hours of Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility course work, 50 hours of classroom observation and either a one-year internship or a 12 week Clinical Teaching experience.

Join us at the Alamo University Center!  Attend an information session in Rm. 128 at 8300 Pat Booker Rd., Live Oak, TX 78233 to learn more about our program: 

  • February 16, 2016    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • February 23, 2016    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • March 8, 2016          9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • March 21, 2016        5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please Note:

 ALL paperwork and payments must be received by:

February 26, 2016 for the PPR class that will begin on March 1, 2016  

March 4, 2016 for the Content class that will begin on March 7, 2016 

April 1, 2016 for the Content class that will begin on April 4, 2016  

 

Application is under the Educator Preparation Program Packet blue tab.

ACEPP is a non-credit/non-reimbursable program and does not qualify for FAFSA.  

Areas of Concentration

  • Core Subjects EC-6
  • Core Subjects 4-8
  • Bilingual Education and/or ESL Supplemental
  • Special Education EC-12 or Supplemental
  • Mathematics 4-8, 7-12
  • Science 4-8, 7-12
  • PPR Trade & Industrial Education 6-12
  • Health Science 6-12
  • Dual Certification in Special Education (EC-12) with Bilingual Education (EC-6)
  • Dual Certification in Special Education (EC-12) with ESL (4-8)
  • Dual Certification in Bilingual Education (EC-6) with ESL (4-8)

Entry Requirements

The following admissions and administrative procedures must be completed to be considered as a candidate for the program:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75
  • An interview with the Educator Preparation Program Manager.
  • An official score from TOEFL English Proficiency exam, if your native language is not English. Score of 26 on the Speaking portion.
  • A completed application for admission into the Educator Preparation Program
  • Official Transcripts From All Colleges and Universities Attended  

Remember to apply early for tuition assistance such as continuing education loans and career loans at the financial institution of your choice. Some may be eligible for Troops to Teachers or GI Bill Benefits.

After the application process is completed, the candidate will be notified by e-mail on the decision for admission into the program.

Program Cost and Structure

The cost of the program is approximately $4500. The program is divided into three required strands:

  • Content course requirement (156 hours)
  • PPR (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities) (81 contact hours)
  • A one year internship as teacher of record in an accredited school
Tuition for Program:
Content Course $850.00
PPR Course $850.00
Internship $2,800.00

 

Additional Expenses:
Application Fee $50
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) $32
Parking Permits $50
National FBI Background check $52.50
TExES Exams (2 or 3) $120 each
BTLPT (Bilingual only) $120
Fingerprints $45
Probationary Certificate $52
Standard Teacher Certificate $77
Books varies
Clinical Teaching/Mentor fee for internship
(may or may not apply)
$189-$500

Professional Development & Test Preparation


 Test Preparation

$0 Fee for Alamo Colleges EPP Students
$30 Fee for the Public
 


 Date Time Hours Topic  Location Room #

10/12/2015

5:30 pm-
8:30 pm
3 Core Subjects- English Language Arts& Reading EC-6 & 4-8 Alamo University Center TBD

11/2/2015

5:30 pm-
8:30 pm
3 Core Subjects- Mathematics EC6 & 4-8 Alamo University Center TBD

11/16/2015

5:30 pm-
8:30 pm
3 Core Subjects- Social Studies EC-6 & 4-8 Alamo University Center TBD
11/30/2015 5:30 pm-
8:30 pm
3 Core Subjects- Science EC-6 & 4-8 Alamo University Center TBD
12/14/2015 5:30 pm-
8:30 pm
3 Core Subjects- Fine Arts EC-6 Alamo University Center TBD

 Please RSVP with Pauline Ramirez at pramirez43@alamo.edu or call 210-486-5902

Contact Information

Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program
8300 Pat Booker Rd.
Live Oak, TX 78233
(210) 486-5902

Staff
Pauline Ramírez
Educator Preparation Program Manager
Office: 210-486-5902
Fax: 210-486-9866
pramirez43@alamo.edu

Field Supervisor:
Kelly Flieger
Office: 210-486-5903
kflieger@alamo.edu