About Our Grants

 

Name mNET Grant in Partnership with Ohio State University
Funder U.S. Department of Education, Transition to Teaching Program
Years 2018-2021
Purpose Increase the number of teachers in Harris County with bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) certification
Recruitment Cohort 1: 20 pre-service teachers (recruited in spring 2018)
Cohort 2: 20 pre-service teachers (recruited in spring 2019)
Cohort 3: 20 pre-service teachers (recruited in spring 2020)
Cohort 4: 20 pre-service teachers (recruited in spring 2021)
Eligibility

Be accepted into the HCDE Teacher Certification Program
Seeking a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) certification – either as an initial certification or an additional certification

Benefits

• $1,000 credit towards ACP program fee
• Additional professional development for working with English language learners
• Preparation for TExES ESL Supplemental or Bilingual Supplemental exams

Commitments

• Remain in good standing in HCDE’s Teacher Alternative Certification Program;
• Complete additional professional development courses for working with English Language learners through HCDE and The Ohio State University;
• Complete either ESL test preparation classes, or Bilingual Supplemental and BTLPT test preparation classes;
• Pass either the English as a Second Language exam, or Bilingual Supplemental and BTLPT exams;
• Complete one year of teaching as a teacher-of-record in an accredited school approved by HCDE Teacher Alternative Certification Program to fulfill state internship requirement; and
• Successfully complete HCDE Teacher Alternative Certification program and be recommended for Standard Certificate by program director.

 

Note: Details related to the EFs4ELs Grant are fully described in the contract agreement; all participants are required to sign upon admission to the grant.