The ESC Region 12 Teacher Certification program is no longer in operation. If you were previously enrolled and have any questions, please contact Shirley Strong.
If you are interested in Alternative Teacher Certification training we recommend INSPIRE by ESC Region 4 or, for those interested in a local option, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB).
Region 12 and Region 4 have joined efforts in a partnership to train teachers throughout the Waco and surrounding areas. INSPIRE Texas is a comprehensive online curriculum that prepares candidates throughout the state, regardless of geographical location.
Region 12 and Region 4 have joined efforts in a partnership to train teachers throughout the Waco and surrounding areas.
INSPIRE Texas is a comprehensive online curriculum that prepares candidates throughout the state, regardless of geographical location.
The INSPIRE Texas coursework lasts for 24 weeks. You can specialize in special education, ESL, or bilingual education. The state has added the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) for those seeking:
School District Teaching Permits: (SBEC Emergency Permit/ General State Certificate Teacher Waiver/ School District Teaching Permit)
Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas:
Out of state teacher seeking a Texas teaching certificate:
Teacher certification based on credentials from another country:
Teacher/ Personnel Assignment Criteria:
Renewing a standard teaching certificate:
Revalidating a Lifetime Certificate:
Continuing Professional Development Resource list by TEA:
Educator Name Change:
Registering for a certification exam: (you will need to make an account using your TEA ID Number)
TEA Helpdesk- Ask a question:
Training designed to prepare teachers to integrate technology into classroom instruction and implement the principles of universal design for learning:
Training designed to prepare teachers to use technology to analyze and manage date in order to improve student achievement:
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