What Makes Our Programs Unique?
Our six distinct certification pathways accommodate different subject areas, grade levels, schedules, and requirements.
Our training curriculum is designed to ensure your success as a teacher.
You will receive structured and sustained support throughout your first year of teaching.
Our programs are offered on evening and weekends in a blended (online and face-to-face) format to accommodate your busy life and your preferred style of learning.
Elementary, Secondary, SpEd Teacher Certification
Our 17-month teacher certification programs provide professionals from different fields with an alternative to the traditional university route to certification. Future teachers will receive seven months of training prior to entering the classroom and beginning their 10-month internship year. During those seven months of pre-service training, future teachers will receive content preparation to pass the required state content exams, two weeks of field experience in a classroom, and preparation for securing a teaching position.
Career and Technical Education Certification
Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is statewide and designed to provide a pathway to teacher certification for professionals who already have education, work experience, and/or industry licensure/certification in a content area.
Our Accelerated Secondary program (ASEC) is an accelerated pathway to certification with many certification areas available in the secondary, middle, or EC-12 level.
We ensure that our teachers are prepared with the information and training that is relevant to them and to the teaching profession by alining the curriculum to the state standards established by the State Board for Educator Certification. Our program covers:
This comprehensive unit develops a teacher’s ability to create a community of learners based on rapport and mutual respect.
While emphasizing the “heart of teaching,” the instructional delivery unit focuses on the ability to deliver focused, rigorous, and engaging instruction.
In addition to covering all aspects of instructional planning, this unit covers identifying key knowledge and skills, designing activities that promote learning and selecting appropriate methods to assess learning.
Professional educators know teaching is a responsibility, not just a job. The professionalism unit covers the areas outside of the classroom including self-reflection, professional growth and ethical and legal responsibilities in teaching.
How do I get started?
1. Choose your program
This decision determines the requirements of the certification area, the program you need to enroll in, and the certification tests you need to take.
2. Check the requirements
Make sure you check the application deadlines and certification area requirements to make sure that you meet the necessary minimum qualifications.
Complete your online application. You will need a valid email address, your Social Security Number or Resident Alien number, your education, and employment history.