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 is ACCREDITED 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 16-week Clinical Teaching experience.

Information Sessions

Please join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions via Zoom:    

May 2, 2023   
May 16, 2023   
May 30, 2023 
June 13, 2023   
June 27, 2023 
July 11, 2023    
July 25, 2023 
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 15, 2023 for the Fine Arts class that will begin on Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • May 31, 2023 for the Digital Literacy class; START DATE: Thursday, June 1, 2023
  • Sept. 1, 2023 for the ELAR class; START DATE: Monday, Sept. 4, 2023
  • September 29, 2023 for the Principles of Teaching class; START DATE: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • October 6, 2023 for the Mathematics class; START DATE: Monday, October 9, 2023
  • October 27, 2023 for the Social Studies class; START DATE: Monday, October 30, 2023
  • November 10, 2023 for the Science class that will begin on Monday, November 13, 2023

The deadline for accepting candidates is March 1, 2024, to ensure adequate time for admission, coursework, training, and field-based experience requirements prior to clinical teaching or internship experience for the 2024-2025 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, please contact them for assistance:

List of Targeted & Demand Occupations  

Program Cost and Structure
The cost of the program is approximately $6003 for EC-6 & 4-8. In regards to tuition, the program is divided into six required strands:
  • Content course (153 clock hours)
  • Principles of Teaching EC-12 (67 clock hours)
  • Digital Literacy (18 clock hours)
  • A one-year internship as a teacher of record in an accredited school -or-
  • 16 weeks without pay clinical teaching in an accredited school.
  • 50 hrs. of field-based experience, log, and reflection.
  • 32 hrs. of professional development.

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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

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

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



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