Teacher certification program

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Blended Training

A combination of in-person sessions with experienced INSPIRE TEXAS instructors and online coursework, blended training provides thorough preparation for you to lead a classroom. You have the opportunity to ask questions and receive immediate feedback on your progress. 

PROGRAM START DATE

September 21, 2021
Location:
Zoom
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 19, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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February 1, 2022
Locations:
Zoom
Application Deadline: January 19, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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May 31, 2022
Location:
Zoom
Application Deadline: May 18, 2022
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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September 13, 2022
Location:
Zoom
Application Deadline: August 31, 2022
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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January 31, 2023
Location:
Zoom
Application Deadline: January 18, 2023
Registration Deadline: Janauary 29, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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June 6, 2023
Location:
Zoom
Application Deadline: May 24, 2023
Registration Deadline: June 4, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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September 12, 2023
Location:
Zoom
Application Deadline: August 30, 2023
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 12-27 weeks depending on area of certification
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Online Training
Online training is conducted entirely on your computer or mobile device. This format maximizes convenience and allows you to work at your own pace within the training time frame.
PROGRAM START DATES

August 18, 2021
Application Deadline: August 4, 2021
Registration Deadline: August 16, 2021
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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September 15, 2021
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2021
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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October 6, 2021
Application Deadline: September 22, 2021
Registration Deadline: October 3, 2021
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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November 3, 2021
Application Deadline: October 20, 2021
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2021
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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December 1, 2021
Application Deadline: November 17 2021
Registration Deadline: November 28, 2021
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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January 12, 2022
Application Deadline: December 29, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 9, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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February 2, 2022
Application Deadline: January 19, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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March 2, 2022
Application Deadline: February 16, 2022
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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April 6, 2022
Application Deadline: March 23, 2022
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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May 4, 2022
Application Deadline: April 20, 2022
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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June 1, 2022
Application Deadline: May 18, 2022
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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July 20, 2022
Application Deadline: July 6, 2022
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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August 17, 2022
Application Deadline: August 3, 2022
Registration Deadline: August 14, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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September 14, 2022
Application Deadline: August 31, 2022
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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October 15, 2022
Application Deadline: September 21, 2022
Registration Deadline: October 2, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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November 2, 2022
Application Deadline: October 19, 2022
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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December 7, 2022
Application Deadline: November 23, 2022
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2022
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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January 11, 2023
Application Deadline: December 28, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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February 1, 2023
Application Deadline: January 18, 2023
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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March 1, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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April 5, 2023
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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May 3, 2023
Application Deadline: April 19, 2023
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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June 7, 2023
Application Deadline: May 24, 2023
Registration Deadline: June 4, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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July 19, 2023
Application Deadline: July 5, 2023
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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August 16, 2023
Application Deadline: August 2, 2023
Registration Deadline: August 13, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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September 13, 2023
Application Deadline: August 30, 2023
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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October 4, 2023
Application Deadline: September 20, 2023
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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November 1, 2023
Application Deadline: October 18, 2023
Registration Deadline: October 29, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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December 6, 2023
Application Deadline: November 22, 2023
Registration Deadline: December 3, 2023
End Date: Program duration will vary from 16-31 weeks depending on area of certification
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Clinical Teaching Timelines
Clinical teaching allows you to practice before you teach on your own. It is an unpaid, 14-week assignment in which you will teach alongside an experienced, certified teacher. Clinical teaching is a shorter route to certification than the teaching internship, which lasts one year. 
IMPORTANT DEADLINES
 

Fall 2021
  • Application deadline: April 12th
  • Requirements deadline: July 23rd
  • Clinical orientation: August 11th
  • Start Date: August 25th
  • End Date: December 13th

Spring 2022 
  • Application deadline: October 8th
  • Requirements deadline: December 7th
  • Clinical orientation: January 5th
  • Start Date: January 10th
  • End Date: April 29th
     
 
 

Free Teacher Information Meetings

Any questions? Many questions? Seek answers about the certification process by attending a free information meeting. Learn about our programs, admissions, costs, alumni experiences, and more. We know it’s a significant step, and we want you to be in the best position to make a well-informed decision. 

 

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Late Hire
Certification Area: STR-SPED
Week Canvas Orientation
WEEK 1 Module 1
Canvas Orientation (26 hours)

 


WEEKS

Science of Teaching Reading

WEEK 2

Modules 1 and 2

WEEK 3

Modules 3 and 4

WEEK 4

Module 5

  WEEK 5*

Modules 6 and 7 (Week 1)

WEEK 6

Module 7 (Week 2)

WEEK 7

Modules 8 and 9

WEEK 8

Modules 10 and 11

WEEK 9

Modules 12 and 13

STR (223.25hrs.)
 

*150 hours of preservice completed here within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d

 


WEEKS

Curriculum and Instruction

How to Teach Special Education Subject Matter

WEEK 10**

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 11

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK12

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 13

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 14

Module 5

Module 5

CUIN (58hrs.)    HTT/SPED (54.5hrs.)


**Field Experience is completed and submitted to EPP before this week within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d
 

Required Textbooks:
Curriculum and Instruction Course (CUIN): Effective Teaching Methods, How to Differentiate in Academically Diverse Classrooms

 


WEEKS

English Language Arts and Reading

Foundations of English as a Second Language

WEEK 15

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 16

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 17

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 18

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 19

Module 5

Module 5

ELAR (66.5hrs.)    FOESL (49.25hrs.)

 

Required Textbooks:
English Language Arts and Reading Course (ELAR): Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students

 


 

 

WEEKS

Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management

Foundations of Special Education

WEEK 20

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 21

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 22

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 23

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 24

Module 5

Module 5

FOT (79hrs.)    FOSPED (85.25hrs.)
 

Required Textbooks:
Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management Course (FOT): Effective Teaching Methods, Teach Like a Champion 2.0 Foundations of Special Education (FOSE): Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education

 

Total training weeks: 24

 

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Certification Area: STR

 

WEEK

Canvas Orientation

WEEK 1

Module 1

Canvas Orientation (26hrs.)

 

 

 

WEEKS

Science of Teaching Reading

WEEK 2

Modules 1 and 2

WEEK 3

Modules 3 and 4

WEEK 4

Module 5

WEEK 5 *

Modules 6 and 7 (Week 1)

WEEK 6

Module 7 (Week 2)

WEEK 7

Modules 8 and 9

WEEK 8

Modules 10 and 11

WEEK 9

Modules 12 and 13

STR (223.25hrs.)


*150 hours of preservice completed here within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d

 

 

 

WEEKS

Curriculum and Instruction

How to Teach Subject Matter (EC-6 or 4-8)

WEEK 10**

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 11

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK12

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 13

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 14

Module 5

Module 5

CUIN (58hrs.)    HTT/EC-6 or 4-8 (78hrs.)


**Field Experience is completed and submitted to EPP before this week within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d
 

Required Textbooks:

Curriculum and Instruction Course (CUIN): Effective Teaching Methods, How to Differentiate in Academically Diverse Classrooms   

 

 

 

WEEKS

English Language Arts and Reading

Foundations of English as a Second Language

WEEK 15

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 16

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 17

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 18

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 19

Module 5

Module 5

ELAR (66.5hrs.)    FOESL (49.25hrs.)

 

Required Textbooks:
English Language Arts and Reading Course (ELAR): Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students

 

 

 

WEEKS

Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management

WEEK 20

Module 1

WEEK 21

Module 2

WEEK 22

Module 3

WEEK 23

Module 4

WEEK 24

Module 5

FOT (79hrs.)

 

Required Textbooks:
Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management Course (FOT): Effective Teaching Methods, Teach Like a Champion 2.0

 

Total training weeks: 24

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Certification Area: Single/Dual

 

WEEK

Canvas Orientation

WEEK 1

Module 1

Canvas Orientation (21.25hrs.)

 

 

 

WEEKS

Curriculum and Instruction

How to Teach Subject Matter (6-12, 7-12 or ESL)

WEEK 2

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 3

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 4

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 5

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 6

Module 5

Module 5

CUIN (58hrs.)      HTT/ESL (54hrs.) = 133.25 hrs.


Required Textbooks:
Curriculum and Instruction Course (CUIN): Effective Teaching Methods, How to Differentiate in Academically Diverse Classrooms

 

 

 

 

WEEKS

English Language Arts and Reading

Foundations of English as a Second Language

WEEK 7 *

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 8

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 9

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 10

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 11

Module 5

Module 5

ELAR (66.5hrs.)     FOESL (49.25hrs.)


*150 hours of preservice completed here within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d


Required Textbooks:
English Language Arts and Reading Course (ELAR): Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students

 

 

 

WEEKS

Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management

WEEK 12**

Module 1

WEEK 13

Module 2

WEEK 14

Module 3

WEEK 15

Module 4

WEEK 16

Module 5

FOT (79hrs.)


**Field Experience is completed and submitted to EPP before this week within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d

 

Required Textbooks:
Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management Course (FOT): Effective Teaching Methods, Teach Like a Champion 2.0

 

Total training weeks: 16

 

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Certification Area: SPED‐SECONDARY

 

WEEKS

Canvas Orientation

WEEK 1

Module 1

Canvas Orientation (21.25hrs.)
 

 

 

WEEKS

Curriculum and Instruction

How to Teach Special Education Subject Matter

WEEK 2

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 3

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 4

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 5

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 6

Module 5

Module 5

CUIN (58hrs.)      HTT/SPED (54.5hrs.) = 133.75 hrs.


Required Textbooks:
Curriculum and Instruction Course (CUIN): Effective Teaching Methods, How to Differentiate in Academically Diverse Classrooms  

 

 

WEEKS

English Language Arts and Reading

Foundations of English as a Second Language

WEEK 7 *

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 8

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 9

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 10

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 11

Module 5

Module 5

ELAR (66.5hrs.)     FOESL (49.25hrs.)


*150 hours of preservice completed here within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d


Required Textbooks:
English Language Arts and Reading Course (ELAR): Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students

 

 

 

WEEKS

Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management

Foundations of Special Education

WEEK 12**

Module 1

Module 1

WEEK 13

Module 2

Module 2

WEEK 14

Module 3

Module 3

WEEK 15

Module 4

Module 4

WEEK 16

Module 5

Module 5

FOT (79hrs.)      FOSPED (85.25hrs.)


**Field Experience is completed and submitted to EPP before this week within the 90 days late hire rule §228.35.d

 

Required Textbooks:

Foundations of Teaching and Classroom Management Course (FOT): Effective Teaching Methods, Teach Like a Champion 2.0 Foundations of Special Education (FOSE): Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education 

 

Total training weeks: 16

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