Approved by the Texas Education Agency in 1990, Inspire Texas (previously known as Region 4 ACP) is an Alternative Certification Program IN HOUSTON, TX that certifies qualified teachers, principals and superintendents in the state of Texas – over 16,000 to date.
IF YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME A STATE TEACHER IN HOUSTON, TX OR THE SUROUNDING AREAS, READ FURTHER TO FIND OUT WHY OUR ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU.
INSPIRE TEXAS STANDS OUT
as the only teacher certification program in Texas that supports every stage of your career: state teacher
, and superintendent
. These can be achieved in person or through an online teacher certification progam.
INSPIRE TEXAS IS CONNECTED
with the largest education service center governed by the Texas Education Agency. Our relationships with Region 4 school districts is a direct benefit to you.
INSPIRE TEXAS OFFERS FLEXIBLE TRAINING
online and in-person to accommodate your busy schedule and training preference. Contact us about our online teacher certification program today.
INSPIRE TEXAS PROVIDES SUPPORT
at every level of your training, which includes mentor teachers and field supervisors guiding you through your journey to become a state teacher.
INSPIRE TEXAS HOSTS THE LARGEST TEACHER JOB FAIR
in the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Preferred access is granted to INSPIRE TEXAS candidates.
evaluates prior coursework on a case-by-case basis for each program: teacher, principal, and superintendent.
We challenge you – yes, we will inspire you – to educate young minds and help them reach their goals. They, in turn, will inspire others. And that adds up to a more promising future for our great state of Texas.
To learn more about our programs for Houston, TX and Region 4, contact us
to start making a difference today!
Prior Coursework and Training Policy
In accordance with 19 TAC §228.35(a)(5)(A) & 19 TAC §228.35(a)(5)(B), TEA requires that each educator preparation program must implement specific criteria and procedures that allow:
(A) military service member or military veteran candidates to credit verified military service, training, or education toward the training, education, work experience, or related requirements (other than certification examinations) for educator certification requirements, provided that the military service, training, or education is directly related to the certificate being sought; and
(B) candidates who are not military service members or military veterans to substitute prior or ongoing service, training, or education, provided that the experience, education, or training is not also counted as a part of the internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements, was provided by an approved preparation program or an accredited institution of higher education within the past five years, and is directly related to the certificate being sought.
To request a review for transfer of military service, training, or education hours, please submit a formal request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request should include your certification class (Teacher, Principal, or Superintendent) and documentation of the service, training, or education that you would like considered. Some examples of acceptable documentation include course descriptions, certificates of completion, etc. The program coordinator will review your request. A decision will be provided to you in writing.