• Alternative Certification Programs

    Alternative Certification Programs are designed for individuals who hold a college or university degree but do not hold a teaching certificate.  If enrolled in an alternative certification program, the applicant has to have already passed the TExES content area exam(s) required for the position being applied for.  The school district must ensure that individuals serving in positions requiring certification, must hold the appropriate Texas credentials issued by the Texas Education Agency.

    Alternative certification programs (ACP's) offer a nontraditional route to certification that may allow you to teach while completing the requirements. These programs are located in universities, school districts, education service centers, community colleges, and private entities. There are numerous university-based and alternative certification programs. Visit the TEA website for more information on becoming a teacher through an ACP. Listed below are the ACP programs located within the El Paso area: 

    The University of Texas at El Paso


    Alternative Teacher Certification Program 
    500 W. University / College of Ed. Building Room 414
    El Paso, Texas 79902
    Phone: (915) 747-5572  

    UTEP ATCP


    Alternative Certification Programs (ACP)


    Texas Alternative Certification Program, El Paso Branch
    6090 Surety Dr. #110
    El Paso, Texas 79905
    Phone: (915) 781-9000

    www.texasacp.com/


    Region 19 ATCP


    Alternative Certification Program
    6011 Boeing Drive
    El Paso, Texas 79925
    Phone: (915) 780-1919

    www.esc19.net


    Texas Teachers ACP


    Distance Learning (Online program)
    Phone: (915) 307-9491

    www.TexasTeachers.org


    Teachers for the 21st Century


    6455 Hiller Dr., Suite A-2
    El Paso, Texas 79925
    Phone: (915) 203-6425 

    www.t21cacp.org

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