Educator Preparation Program (ACEPP)

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 “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) 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 14 week Clinical Teaching experience.

  • Information Sessions:

    Please make plans to attend one of our information sessions: 

    • December 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • January 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • January 29, 2019, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
    • February 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • March 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
    • 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)
  • 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 3.00
    • 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 24 on Speaking, 22 on Listening, 22 on Reading, and 21 on Writing.
    • A completed application for admission into the Educator Preparation Program
    • Official Transcripts From All Colleges and Universities Attended
    • Content certification exam results


    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.

Please Note:

ALL paperwork and payments must be received by:

  • December 7, 2018, for the (Fine Arts) Content class that will begin on Monday, December 10, 2018
  • January 18, 2019, for the (Bilingual/ESL/Sp. Ed.) Content class that will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd
  • February 15, 2019, for the (ELAR) Content class that will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019
  • March 18, 2019, for the PPR class that will begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • March 29, 2019, for the (Mathematics) Content class that will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019
  • April 18, 2019, for the (Social Studies) Content class that will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019
  • May 3, 2019, for the (Science) Content class that will begin on Monday, May 6, 2019

The deadline for accepting candidates is March 1, 2019, to assure adequate time for admission, coursework, training, and field-based experience requirements prior to a clinical teaching or internship experience for the 2019-2020 school year.

The application is under the Educator Preparation Program Packet blue tab.
We review Statements of Qualifications (SOQ's) for $225

ACEPP is a non-credit/non-reimbursable program and does not qualify for FAFSA or issue 1089-T forms.

ACEPP does not qualify for the Hazlewood Act or the Post-9/11 GI Bill as our program is not listed under an official college course catalog and it is non-credit/non-reimbursable.

ACEPP does qualify for Troops to Teachers, Disability, and those under Chapter 31/ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (We would need ‘VA FORM 28-1905’).

Program Cost and Structure

The cost of the program is approximately $4755. In regards to tuition, 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 a teacher of record in an accredited school -or- 14 weeks without pay clinical teaching in an accredited school

Tuition for Program:

Content Course $1,900.00 
PPR Course $1,200.00
Internship / Clinical Teaching $1,600.00

Additional Expenses:

TExES Exams (2 or 3) $116 each
BTLPT (Bilingual only) $116
Fingerprints $49
Probationary Certificate $78
Standard Teacher Certificate  $78
Books varies

Clinical Teaching/Mentor fee for internship
(may or may not apply)

$250-$500 

Contact Us

Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program 

8300 Pat Booker Rd.
Live Oak, TX 78233
(210) 486-5902

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