Teaching Certificate Program in Texas
There is now a different way to pursue an
alternative teaching certificate program so you can teach at any school in the
state of Texas.
The Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP)
is a 100% online accredited program that will allow you to obtain your Texas
teacher certification at an affordable rate.
There are several special promotions currently being offered by WCACP so you can get certified to teach at one of the local school districts, TEA recognized private schools or charter schools anywhere in Texas.
WCACP works closely with local school districts all over Texas to help find teaching jobs for candidates enrolled in the program. Our candidate search database gives principals and HR Directors a listing of all highly qualified teaching candidates in the program.
The hiring for the 2013-2014 school year is forecast to be strong. The Texas legislature is restoring roughly 4 billion back to local school districts during the next two school years. This will allow local districts to ramp up hiring for the upcoming school year.
Field Experience Options
You will have the option to complete a one-year teaching internship or a 12 week clinical teaching assignment in order to become certified in the state of Texas. Either route will allow you to complete the alternative certification program and become a successful classroom teacher so you can teach anywhere in the state of Texas..
Internship: Is a paid teaching position that will last for approximately one year. Already have a job offer for the fall or are you already classroom teacher needing certification? If so, check out the job offer discount that is currently being offered.
Clinical Teaching: Is a non-paid position that can be completed in 12 weeks.
Alternative Certification in Houston
An alternative certification program is a general term that is used to define those that utilize a non-traditional avenue to becoming a certified teacher. Alternative teacher certification programs are generally geared toward aspiring teachers that have already obtained a baccalaureate degree or graduating seniors in their last semester of coursework.
Nearly all states now have some type of alternative to going back to college and majoring in education to become a certified teacher. The biggest change that has occurred in alternative certification programs in the Houston area is not the sheer proliferation of programs, but the consensus of definition of what counts as an alternative route.
Alternative certification in Houston has proved that the demand for teachers today is different than the high-demand of the past. Post World War II, when the flood of baby boomers hit the schools, there was a great demand for elementary school teachers throughout the nation. That is not the case today. In fact, across the board, there is an oversupply of elementary school teachers. Today’s demand for teachers is quite geographic and subject-matter specific. Demand for teachers is greatest in inner cities and outlying rural areas of Houston and in mathematics, the sciences, and special education, and mostly at the HS level.
Alternative certification in Houston is continually changing, as new focus geared toward online training programs are allowing candidates to learn at their own pace and from the confines of their homes. Project based learning and collaboration with cohorts will enable individuals to successfully complete their one-year teaching internship and become certified teachers in the state of Texas.