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Center for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)

Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Become a Teacher

Start Here at Huston-Tillotson University 

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 for Fall 2024 Cohort before July 20, 2024 – 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). 
Applications Accepted Year Round

 Fall Cohort – Application Due: July 20, 2024
 Spring   Cohort – Application Due: November 20, 2024
 Summer  Cohort – Application Due: July 20, 2025

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CPE Start Date: TBA


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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This Webpage created by Dr. Debra Delley, September 20, 2020- Modified May 20, 2024