Bring your experience and passion to the classroom as a teacher to engage students, develop their sense of purpose for learning, and provide them an excellent education.
Our engaging curriculum is taught by experts in the field who use research-based principles while modeling effective teaching strategies. As a result, our interns have a high passing rate on certification exams. Our program is accredited by the Texas State Board for Education Certification and has a 99 percent customer satisfaction rating.
"Applying to Region 12's Teacher Preparation Program was, by far, one of the best decisions I have ever made. I truly feel my first year as a teacher would not have been as seamless and stress-free without the in-depth training and expertise I received from the program specialists."
Kassidy Stufflebeam, TPCP graduate
EARN YOUR MASTER'S DEGREE
You have the opportunity to earn your Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) while attending Region 12's Teacher Preparation and Certification Program. Learn more >
Fill out our online form to request additional details about our Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.
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Our program features flexible scheduling and night classes for candidates who have full time jobs. Typically, candidates will achieve standard certification in approximately 18 months.
Phase 1 - Complete four-month Pre-service training:
Phase 2 - Complete internship with one of these two options:
EARN A MASTER’S
Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Louisiana College while attending the ESC Region 12 TPCP program. Learn more >
TPCP Program fee for single certification (includes textbooks): $5,500 (or $4,995 if paid upfront)
Affordable monthly payment plan is offered. Call for details.
Possible Additional Program Fees:
*Fees are subject to change without notice
Fees required by the State Board for Educator Certification and paid to outside agencies:
Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6 (EC-6):
Transcript Requirements - 24 college semester hours in a combination of English, math, natural science, and social studies with at least 3 hours in each of the four areas.
Grades 4-8 Core Subjects:
Transcript Requirements - 30 college semester hours in a combination of English, math, natural science, and social studies with at least 15 hours in one of the four areas and 9 hours in a second area, and 3 hours in each of the two remaining areas.
Transcript Requirements - 24 college semester hours in area of specialization of which 12 semester hours must be upper-division hours (junior-senior level)
All Level Certification (EC-12):
Note: Add-on certifications must be in conjunction with one of the above certifications
THERE ARE MANY CHOICES FOR CERTIFICATION
Here are just a few reasons why this program is The Right Choice for you.
TEACHERS TRAINING TEACHERS
Teacher certification in Texas has seen a series of rapid
changes. Over the past 20 years, ESC Region 12 has continued to offer cutting-edge teacher preparation to individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking to enter the teaching profession.
CONVENIENCE & LOCATION
Our engaging curriculum is taught by experts in the field who use research-based principles while modeling effective teaching strategies.
We offer affordable tuition and a reasonable payment plan. Our evening classes offer convenience for those working during the day.
Based in Waco, ESC Region 12 serves 77 school districts, 12 charters and private/parochial schools in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Mills and Navarro counties.
Our team of experts provide you with personalized guidance and structured support through all phases of the certification process, including your first year in the classroom. Because of our established relationship with area schools, we are able to provide you with a direct connection to the latest job openings.
“For those of you considering this, I’ve hired several teachers that came through the program at Region 12. These folks know how to prepare you and they do a good job of it. Education is a fantastic profession. Kids today are as good as they’ve ever been. Most parents are supportive and you can earn a fair living doing it. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have. Trust this, the alternative certification program at Region 12 is as good as any program anywhere. ”
Scot Kelley, Superintendent – Penelope ISD
2101 West Loop 340
Waco, TX 76702
Phone: (254) 297-1212
Main Fax: (254) 666-0823
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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