Upcoming Events

Get the most current information on application cycles, upcoming info sessions, paraprofessional training, and more happenings in the ECP.

We are still accepting applicants for Elementary, Secondary, Bilingual and Special Education certification programs for the 2024 school year!

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 first year of teaching, which is the 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.

Certification Timeline:

  • Accepting Applicants through February 23, 2024
  • Pre-service Training: March – August 2024
  • In-service Training / Internship year: September 2024 – June 2025
  • Recommendation for Standard Certification: June 2025

Certification Info Session, February 5, 2024

Learn about the path to certification from our very own ECP Cohort Leaders by attending a live info session or watching a pre-recorded info session.

Topics Include:

  • Program overview
  • Admission requirements
  • Certification areas
  • Critical needs areas
  • Program timelines
  • Certification process and exams
  • Pricing
  • Application process

The Career & Technical Educator Certification Program is now accepting applicants for the 24-25 cohort.

Our Career and Technical Education Program (CTE) is an accelerated program 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. CTE will be accepting applications beginning October 25, 2023 through August 6, 2024.

Visit Certifications Area and Requirements to see the more than 50 CTE certifications we offer!

Certification Timeline:

  • October 2023 – August 2024: Rolling admissions, self-paced content preparation and training
  • July – August 2024: Pre-Service training
  • September 2024 – May 2025: In-Service training
  • March 2025: PPR Testing begins
  • June 2025: Recommendation for Standard Certification

Paraprofessional Institute

Did you know that we also help Paraprofessionals achieve certification?

Our three-day training consists of an orientation into the roles and responsibilities of educational aides, a breakdown of the stages of learning, a comprehensive look at the writing process, a review of behavior basics, and much more. Participants will enjoy a fast-paced and informative experience that includes group discussions, assignments, and assessments, certifying that they’re ready for the rewards and challenges of being an educational aide. This training meets the state requirements for a Title 1, Part A Paraprofessional.

Upcoming Sessions:

January 29-31, 2024 – virtual

April 2-4, 2024 – in-person at Region 13

April 17-19, 2024 – virtual

The Substitute Teacher Academy

Customizable for your district’s needs!

This self-guided online course is for individuals wanting substitute teacher training and for districts wanting to prepare and train new substitutes throughout the school year. Topics in this course include what substitute employment means, crisis management, duties and responsibilities, blood-borne pathogen safety, special education terms and programs, behavior techniques, and classroom management strategies. This course can also be purchased through a license and customized to fit district needs.