Educator Preparation Program/Teacher Certification

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Public Service

 Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program (ACEPP) Department Page 


What are my First Steps?    

To get started, we ask for the following three requirements:

1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited Institution

2. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.00 (Overall or Last 60 Hours)  

3. Pre-Admission Content Test


What is the Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program?   

The Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program is an alternative teacher certification program within the Alamo Colleges District. Our program prepares candidates to become certified teachers in the state of Texas.

What is Alternative Certification?  

Alternative certification is a non-traditional route to teacher certification that allows one to teach in the classroom.  It requires candidates to already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Still, there are Career and Technical Education options, such as in Health Science 6-12 and Trade and Industrial (T&I) Education 6-12, which require licensure, a set amount of full-time wage-earning experience, and at least a high school diploma/associate’s degree.


Fast-Paced Curriculum

Our state-accredited program can be completed in as little as 9 months.


Small Class Sizes

Class sizes cap at an average of 10 people. These classes allow for more student engagement, better contact with our instructors, and flexibility with scheduling.

Supported Field Experiences

Field observations are conducted by certified former administrators. Additionally, field experiences are ample opportunities for feedback and growth.

Focus on Effective Teaching Practices

Our students are seeking to impact future generations. The effective teaching practices provided throughout our program allows them to do so.

What Programs are Available with the Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation?

The Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program offers a multitude of programs in many certification areas including:

  • Core Subjects EC-6 or 4-8
  • Bilingual Supplemental
  • English Language Arts & Reading 4-8 or 7-12
  • Special Education Supplemental or Special Education EC-12
  • ESL Supplemental
  • Mathematics 4-8 or 7-12
  • Social Studies 4-8 or 7-12
  • Health Science 6-12
  • Trade and Industrial Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences


What is the Certification Process?

The certification process with the Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program can be defined in 5 phases:

  1. Admissions
  2. Coursework
  3. 50 Hours of Interactive Field Based Experience / 32 Hours of Professional Development
  4. Teaching Internship (180 Days Paid) / Clinical Teaching (16 weeks unpaid)
  5. Standard Certificate


Contact Us

Alamo Colleges Educator Preparation Program 

2222 N. Alamo 
San Antonio, TX 78215

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