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ESC Region 12 is not accepting applications at this time.


If you are interested in face-to-face training we recommend McLennan Community College Alternative Teacher Certification Program.

Kristi Patton, Program Director: 254-299-8063


If you are interested in online instruction we recommend ESC Region 4.


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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.


 Who we're looking for: 
  • College Graduates
  • College Seniors in their last semester
  • Current Educators without Certification


  • Transitioning Military
  • Second-Career Professionals
  • Retirees

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. 







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 >

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"I went through the Teacher Certification program and it was fabulous. ESC Region 12 does an outstanding job. Unlike many of the online programs, you get one-on-one instruction that really prepares you for the classroom. The caliber and quality of the program are fantastic."

Michael Chirhart, Hillsboro ISD

2016-17 Region 12 Secondary Teacher of the Year

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Contact Us
Shirley Strong, Coordinator
(254) 297-1140  | 
Ellie Haley, Secretary III
(254) 297-1206  |

  • Option 1: Paid in Full

    $4,995 due the first night of the program

    Option 2: Month-to-Month

    $500 due the first night of the program

    $360 per month for the following 14 months

    Payments via Payroll Deduction or Credit Card auto draft are preferred.


    Funding Sources Accepted by TPCP:

  • 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. 

    There is a separate surcharge of $35.00 due to TEA for technology expenses

    Possible Additional Program Fees:

    • $600 Add on Certification (Special Education or Bilingual)
    • $750 Employment outside Region 12 during the internship year
    • $400 One Year Intern Certification

    *Fees are subject to change without notice


    Fees required by the State Board for Educator Certification and paid to outside agencies:

    • $116 - Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) - usually two required during Pre-service
    • $41.25 - Fingerprint Fee - required before receiving Probationary Certificate
    • $78 - Probationary Certificate - required for internship year
    • $78 - Intern Certificate - one year certificate
    • $78 - Standard Certificate - at completion of program
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  • Training designed to prepare teachers to integrate technology into classroom instruction and implement the principles of universal design for learning:


    • Coursework includes online training requiring teachers to understand how to use a virtual classroom and well as manage one. 
    • Introduction to ISTE standards with an opportunity to explore and utilize those standards
    • 4 hours of training on integrating technology in to classroom instruction. 
    • 2 hours of training on technology for classroom management and building relationships with students.
    • 4 hours of Emerging Technology/ Passion Based Learning training


    Training designed to prepare teachers to use technology to analyze and manage date in order to improve student achievement: 


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