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Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Huston-Tillotson University’s Alternative Teacher Certification Program (HT ATCP) is an innovative, flexible, and high-quality program to prepare the most qualified, diverse, and effective teachers in Texas. Teachers trained at HT’s ATCP educate children in more than 40 school districts in Texas and have a nearly perfect success rate on state certification examinations. The HT ATCP is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and meets state and national requirements for alternative pathways to teacher certification (Certificates Offered).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Huston-Tillotson University Alternative Teacher Certification Program is to prepare diverse, degreed individuals for a successful EC-12 teaching career through a focused curriculum, supported internship, and ongoing professional development needed to meet the supply and demand for educators in Texas

Program Overview

Online instruction presented by real-world practitioners who exemplify the best teaching practices (program Overview) *Effective Fall 2021, all instruction will be delivered remotely in virtual classrooms. All ATCP courses are online/hybrid.  HT ATCP is implemented in a three-semester/three-phase sequence. Phase 1 is the initial training before internship, and Phase 2 and 3 consist of ongoing activity during the candidate’s internship or student teaching. A new cycle begins two times during an academic year: spring and summer. The deadline for spring applications is November 15. The deadline for summer applications is March 15. The spring cycle begins in early January. The summer semester starts in early May. Training consists of 30 field base experience hours and 300 training and development hours.

 ATCP Fall Cohort

September 01, 2021


 Admission Information Conference 

 Register Here  for the Fall Orientation August 30, 2021

Hire A Teacher

Campus principals and other education hiring managers are invited to fill their vacant teacher positions from our list of teacher candidates. 

 Register here and search our candidate database

Huston-Tillotson University Teacher Candidates (current and former) are invited to join our Teacher Candidates Database.

Teacher Candidates register here for the Teacher Candidate Database

ATCP Admission Requirement

Application Package

Contingency Admission

Reference Letters

Writing Sample

Application Fee

Admission Feedback Survey

ATCP FAll Course Registration and Enrollment

TExES Content Exam 

TExES Science For Reading  Exam 

Statement of Eligibility 


ATCP Handbook

Field Supervisors

Campus Mentors

Campus Principals

Complaints, Investigations, Procedures, and Grievance Policy

Our ATCP team strives to resolve all concerns and questions pertaining to the teacher preparation program. For initial concerns, please contact the director at or 512.505.3096.