Upcoming Events

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

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

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 Virtual Institute

June 19-21, 2024

Did you know that we also help Paraprofessionals achieve certification?

Our next three-day training will be held June 19-21, 2024. This 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.

District Referral Program is now accepting candidates!

The Region 13 District Referral Program (DRP) is specifically for school districts needing to employ an uncertified applicant during the summer and fall months. This 2-year preparation program is for all content areas and grade levels and applicants must be already in the process of being hired by a district or currently working for a district. The application is open from May – December, with orientation and content preparation available upon acceptance.

Certification Timeline:

  • Accepting applications through December 2024
  • Year 1: Orientation, test preparation, testing, Foundational Teacher Training, Field-based experience, pre-service training
  • Year 2: Start teaching on intern certificate, in-service training, field support and mentoring, PPR exam, standard certificate recommendation

Certification Partnerships

Did you hire teachers on Emergency Permits, Teacher Certification Waivers or DOIs? Do you have paraprofessionals or substitutes interested in becoming teachers? Reach out to us and we can discuss how we can partner to get your teacher certified. Our program begins in January to ensure teachers are eligible for the Intern Certificate in August.

We will provide:

  • Facilitated test preparation for all exams
  • Supervised field experience on your campus
  • Training in effective instruction for immediate classroom application

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.