The Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) is an alternative certification program approved by the State Board for Educator Certification for college graduates who meet specific criteria. The purpose of the program is to recruit, train, and support high-quality professionals to become certified teachers so they can assist school districts in improving student performance.
The program is delivered in two phases. Upon completion of Pre-assignment training, participants must complete Post-assignment training while working as an intern or completing a clinical teaching assignment. An internship occurs when an individual secures employment with a district and teaches under a probationary or intern certificate for a full school year. Clinical teaching is an unpaid 14-week assignment completed under the direction of a supervising teacher.
**IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES**
Beginning wtih the 2019 Spring Cohort, applicants must have a passed content test as part of the completed application. This is known as a Pre-Admission Content Test or PACT and is the same test as the Texas Examination of Educator Standards or TExES test that is used for certification.
Information regarding PACT can be found on the Texas Education Agency website here.
Pearson Education is the testing vendor and exam registration must be completed through their website here. Preparation Manuals are also available on this site.
Test prepration materials are also available through a variety of vendors. Some are listed below but inclusion here does not represent an endorsement.
Spring 2019 Pre-Assignment Cohort Application Deadline - Friday, December 14, 2018
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