About Texas Region 11 ESC
In 1967 the Texas state legislature established twenty Education Service Centers (ESCs), each of which helps to provide support and opportunities for development to the various public school districts in its area.
Region 11 Education Service Center covers the 77 public school districts and 22 charter schools across ten counties of northern Texas, including the counties of Erath on the southwest, Cooke on the north, and Johnson on the southeast. The central offices for Region 11 ESC are located in the bustling city of Fort Worth, the home of one of the largest Independent School Districts in the region. Although the districts that comprise this area share a common geography, they are very different from one another in size, structure, and demographics. The districts in these counties range in size from the largest with several high schools to the smallest in rural districts with only a couple buildings for all of their students. In total, more than 467,000 students and 53,000 teachers and administrators make up the population of the various Region 11 schools.
The schools of Region 11 have a very proud heritage and history of success. Two Region 11 schools, St. John the Apostle Catholic School in North Richland Hills and Samuel Beck Elementary School in Northwest ISD among 400 campuses across the country recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools. Receiving this prestigious national award is truly a unique honor.
Great schools are only as great as their teachers, however. Many Region 11 educators have been honored for their accomplishments. Most recently, Region 11 teacher Barbara Kelly, an elementary school teacher in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is one of five teachers from the state of Texas to be honored as a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. After this selection by the state-wide panel, she will next be considered for national recognition.
Website for Region 11
Region 11 ESC’s website has information for students, parents, teachers, and prospective teachers. Parents and other interested parties can find links to accountability ratings for the individual districts within Region 11. Current teachers can take advantage of the resources available there, including information about instructional workshops.
If you are interested in teaching in a Region 11 school, the website also has an online application. The paperwork is processed as part of an application consortium, making it available to many of the independent school districts and charter schools within Region 11. As more schools participate in this process, candidates will have a wider range of possibilities to find the job that they can do most effectively.
For all of this information about Region 11 ESC and more, please check out the following website: http://www.esc11.net/escrxi/site/default.asp
Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program
If you would like to teach in Region 11 schools or in any school in the state of Texas, our Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) offers future teachers the unique opportunity to work toward obtaining their certification from the comfort and convenience of home. Our online program includes the academic coursework required to earn a teaching certificate in the state of Texas. WCACP also serves as preparation for state-mandated one-year teaching internship, during which interns will meet with mentors and work on projects that will help them develop the skills they need to become an effective teacher.
The coursework is comprised on work at your own pace curriculum, chat sessions and videoconferencing sessions. The chat and videoconferencing sessions are offered in the evening and during the weekend.