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Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Become A Teacher                          


Start Here at Huston-Tillotson University Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP)

Apply By: 12/31/23               Start Class: 1/15/24              Start Paid Internship: Fall 2024


Pathway To Texas Teacher Certification 

  • Apply to Huston-Tillotson University Online Alternative Teacher Certification Program.
  • Get accepted-sign your ATCP acceptance letter.
  • Complete the Alternative Teacher Certification Program that includes a one-year paid internship.
  • Pass state certification exams in both content and pedagogy.
  • Apply to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for your initial Certification.

Why Huston-Tillotson University ATCP?

  • Register before December 15, 2023 – No Application Fee 
  • Become eligible to teach your class after your first semester.
  • Synchronous and asynchronous online instruction.
  • Receive support from the course instructors and ATCP Student Advisors. 
  • ATCP instructors are experienced educators, who possess advanced degrees, and Texas Educator Certification(s). 

Coming this Spring 2023, we will accept year-round applications with weekly starts


General Requirements   Program Overview   Certification Area Offered Admission Process  Student Services  District Partnerships & Services 


2024 Spring Cohort Start Date: January 15, 2024

Continuing Education
CPE Start Date: TBA

We Are Accepting Applications

ATCP  Virtual Orientation


Complaints, Investigations, Procedures, and Grievance Policy

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

Additional Information:  “TEA Rules and Policies

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