Upcoming Events

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

Our Accelerated Elementary Program is now open!

Our Accelerated Elementary Program (ACCEL) is an accelerated program designed for those who are interested in teaching on the elementary level or grades 4-8. This program is a blended model of online and teacher-directed classes for particiapants in Austin and the surrounding areas.

Visit the Accelerated Elementary page for more information and to view all certification areas.

Certification Timeline:

  • Accepting applications through April 28, 2023
  • acceptance – August 2023: Test preparation
  • July – August 2023: Pre-Service training
  • Sept. ‘23 – June 2024: In-Service training
  • June 2024: Recommendation for Standard Certification

Career & Technical Educator Certification Program is now Accepting Applicants

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 from October 12, 2022 – August 10, 2023.

Visit Certifications Area and Requirements to see all CTE certifications we can offer.

Certification Timeline:

  • Nov 22- August 2023: Self-paced content preparation and training
  • July – August 2023: Pre-Service training
  • Sept. ‘23 – May 2024: In-Service training
  • March 2024: PPR Testing begins
  • June 2024: Recommendation for Standard Certification

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

Paraprofessional Institute

March 29-31, 2023

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, and a review of behavior basics. Participants will enjoy a fast-paced and informative experience that includes group discussion, video assignments, and assessments, certifying that they’re ready for the rewards of an educational aide. This training meets the state requirements for certification for a Title 1, Part A Paraprofessional or an Educational Aide I.

This training is being held at Region 13, in Austin, TX.

The Substitute Teacher Academy

Now Open!

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.