Educator Preparation Program (ACEPP)

The Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program (ACEPP) is designed to offer individuals who currently hold a bachelor's degree a route to obtaining teacher certification. ACEPP is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and is ACCREDITED The program consists of 304 hours of coursework and either a one school year PAID Internship or a 75 day Clinical Teaching experience.

Information Sessions

Please join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions, via Zoom, if you are pursuing Core Subjects EC-6 or Core Subjects 4-8:

May 14, 2024
June 13, 2024
July 11, 2024
August 8, 2024
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 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. A 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
  • Attend an Information Session (see information sessions above) 

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 DOD SkillBridge or Troops to Teachers.

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

Return to ACEPP Information

Please Note:

ALL paperwork and payments must be received by:

  • May 9, 2024 for the Differentiation & Special Populations class; START DATE: Monday, May 13, 2024
  • May 30, 2024 for the Digital Literacy class; START DATE: Monday, June 3, 2024
  • September 6, 2024 for the Mathematics class; START DATE: Monday, September 9, 2024
  • October 4, 2024 for the Social Studies class; START DATE: Monday, October 7, 2024
  • November 1, 2024 for the Science class; START DATE: Monday, November 4, 2024
  • November 4, 2024 for the Principles of Teaching class; START DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024
  • December 6, 2024 for the Fine Arts class; START DATE: Monday, December 9, 2024

The deadline for accepting candidates is March 1, 2025, to ensure adequate time for admission, coursework, training, and field-based experience requirements before a clinical teaching or internship experience for the 2025-2026 school year.  

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

ACEPP is a non-credit/non-reimbursable program and does not qualify for FAFSA or issue 1098-T forms.

The Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program is on the Workforce Solutions Alamo Targeted & Demand Occupations list, contact them for assistance:

List of Targeted & Demand Occupations  

Program Cost and Structure
The cost of the program is approximately $5837 for EC-6 & 4-8. In regards to tuition, the program is divided into six required strands:
  • Content course (160 clock hours)
  • Principles of Teaching EC-12 (48 clock hours)
  • Digital Literacy (32 clock hours)
  • A full school year PAID Internship as a teacher of record in an accredited school -or-
  • 75 full days of Clinical Teaching in an accredited school
  • 32 hrs. of Field-Based Experience, log, and reflection (must include 15 interactive clock-hours)
  • 32 hrs. of Professional Development

Additional Expenses:

Application Fee $55
TExES Exams (2 or 3) $116 each
BTLPT (Bilingual only) $116
Fingerprints $49
Probationary Certificate $78
Standard Teacher Certificate  $78
Books varies

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Technology Integration



Alamo Colleges District (Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program) has been approved for its candidacy status for QM's Online Program Design and Online Teaching Support and is committed to implementing a quality assurance process at the institutional (or programmatic) level and undergoing the Program Review process at the end of the maximum 3-year candidacy period (from 01/27/2022 to 01/27/25). The Quality Matters Program Certification process ensures that online programs and courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and resources they need to be successful learners. More information regarding Quality Matters may be found at



Certificate of Commendation

In 2019, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) created a system for recognizing high-performing educator preparation programs in the following categories:
  • Rigorous and Robust Preparation
  • Preparing the Educators Texas Needs
  • Preparing Educators for Long-Term Success
  • Innovative Educator Preparation
At their February 16. 2024, meeting, the SBEC approved commendations and recognized programs based on the 2022-2023 reporting year. We are pleased to inform you that the SBEC recognized Alamo Colleges for performance in the following category:
  • Rigorous and Robust Preparation—First Test Pass Rate in teacher shortage areas

A full list of commendations is available at 

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Contact Us

Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program 

1201 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, TX 78148

Pauline Ramírez
Educator Preparation Program Manager
Office: 210-485-0042
Fax: 210-486-9866