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:
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Make a Payment by phone or Balance Inquiry:
Shirley Strong, Coordinator
(254) 297-1140 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
*Fees are subject to change without notice
Fees required by the State Board for Educator Certification and paid to outside agencies:
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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