Certification Blog Posts

From finding a certification program, to the roles and responsibilities of educators, our blog posts on certification topics serve to inform and help those who are considering a transition into the field of education, or for those who are in the process of certification.

What are Alternative Certification Programs?

Are you passionate about education but lack a traditional teaching or administrative certificate? Alternative certification programs offer a viable pathway for individuals to pursue careers in teaching, school leadership, and administration. Let’s explore what alternative certification programs entail and how they open doors for aspiring educators and leaders.

Every Child Deserves a Champion – Find an EPP that Champions You

When you’re considering transferring your past work experience or education into a rewarding career as one of Dr. Pierson’s education champions, you are often faced with the question: What do I do first?


How to Become a Paraprofessional in Texas

Are you considering a career in education? Becoming a paraprofessional, also known as an educational aide, can be a fulfilling and impactful way to contribute to students’ academic success.

In Texas, becoming a certified educational aide could involve meeting specific requirements or passing required tests. Let’s examine the process in depth.

What is the Role of a Paraprofessional?

The education system has countless unrecognized champions who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of student success. These unsung heroes include paraprofessionals, often called “paras,” who play an essential role in classrooms nationwide. Learn more about their identity, roles and responsibilities, and why they are indispensable in education.


Teacher Certification Options: A Guide for HR Professionals

When filling vacancies in your district, navigating the variety of teacher certification options and requirements can be challenging. Our Educator Certification Program is here to guide and support you throughout the hiring process. In this post, we’ll provide an overview for district HR personnel of the various certification options, the different types of permits, and how ECP can help your teacher candidates become certified through our District Referral Program.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Alternative Teacher Certification in Texas

Are you considering a career change and want to become a teacher in Texas? Alternative certification is an excellent option for those who want to transition into teaching without returning to school for a traditional teaching degree.

In Texas, alternative certification is a flexible way to become a certified teacher, and this guide will help you navigate the process and achieve your goal.