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Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Huston-Tillotson University’s online alternative teacher certification program (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.  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.  
Applications Are Accepted Throughout the year. 

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ATCP Fall Orientation
Monday,  August 22, 2022,


Fall 2022 Cohort
August 31, 2022
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ATCP Information Session

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Did you know that there continues to be an increasing demand for new teachers? As demographics change in Texas, there is also an increasing need to attract minority teachers (Educator Data).  The Texas Education Agency has identified teacher shortages in the following areas: Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language; Foreign Languages; Mathematics (STEM); Science; and Special Education. The Texas Workforce Commission anticipates elementary school teaching positions will add the second-highest number of jobs among all occupations in the state–That’s nearly 68,000 new jobs! Click on the following links for additional information related to Teacher Shortage & Loan Forgiveness programs. 

Alternative Pathway To Teaching

If you have a bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of 2.5 or higher you are eligible to apply for acceptance to the Huston-Tillotson University Alternative Teacher Certification Program.  Join our next Information Session:

 Tuesday & Thursday From 6:00 PM-700 PM

 Please register now and receive your Zoom Invitation.  Topic: Application Process, Program Length, Time Commitment, & Tuition  or  Schedule A Virtual Meeting 

Contingency Admission

If If you have not graduated college, you can still begin the teacher certification process by applying for a contingency admission. To qualify you must be a graduating senior working towards finishing your undergraduate degree.  A contingency Admission is a process where potential graduates may apply to begin the program in the (last semester) with 12 hours or less toward a bachelor’s degree. The acceptance to the HT ATCP program is granted based on the contingency of the applicant completing all courses work and obtaining a bachelor’s degree by the designated date. 


Huston-Tillotson University Alternative Teacher Certification Program 

Certificates Offered           General Requirements           Program Overview       Join Our Team 

Apply to Huston-Tillotson University

ATCP Application 

Contingency Admission

Reference Letters

ATCP Application Fee

Admission Feedback Survey

Writing Sample

ATCP Withdrawal Form

Register for ATCP Phase I and ATCP490 Summer  

Register for ATCP 2022 Cohort & Courses

CertifyTeacher Access 

Pre-Course Literacy Assessment  

TExES Content Exam 

TExES Science For Reading  Exam 

Statement of Eligibility 


ATCP Handbook

Field Supervisors

Campus Mentors

Campus Principals

Register Now for the ATCP Mentor & Field Supervisor’s  Orientation  TBA





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.  

Additional Information:  “TEA Rules and Policies

Supply and demand for educators in Texas