Throughout the program, candidates are actively involved with the subject matter content and are provided a mentor at their campus. During the critical one-year internship period, candidates are supported by experienced field supervisors who assist them in content knowledge and instructional skills, leading to increased student achievement. As a result of the numerous pre- and post-certification resources offered, our students rank us as the best teacher alternative certification program in Texas.
HCDE Alternative Certification program is a Texas Education Agency accredited educator preparation program under the Accountability System for Education Preparation (ASEP).
To apply for the HCDE Teacher Alternative Certification program, please see our admission criteria.