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Alternative Teacher Certification Program

2015-04-23 18.49.59Huston-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 are educating 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

HT ATCP is implemented in a three-semester/three-phase sequence with Phase 1 being the initial training prior to internship and Phase 2 and 3 consisting of ongoing training during the candidate’s internship or student teaching. A new cycle begins two times during the course of 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 begins in early May. Training consists of 30 hours of field experience and at least 300 hours of training and development hours via 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.  


We are currently accepting applications for the

ATCP Fall Cohort

September 01, 2021

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 Admission Information Conference 

 Register Here  for the Fall Orientation August 30, 2021

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Alternative Teacher Certification Program Complaint Proces

Complaints, Investigations, Procedures, and Grievance Policy:  Our ATCP team strives to resolve all concerns, questions, and issues concerning the teacher preparation
program. Please make every effort to follow the process below to seek your concerns. For initial
concerns please contact the office of the director at or 512.505.309.  

ATCP Admission Requirement

Application Package

Contingency Admission

Reference Letters

Admission Feedback Survey

ATCP Course Registration and Enrollment

TExES Content Exam 

Statement of Eligibility 


ATCP Handbook

Field Supervisors

Campus Mentors

Campus Principals