Welcome

TEACH (Training via elearning: An Alternative Certification Hybrid) is an online teacher preparation program leading to 37 Texas teacher certificates. TEACH offers a Texas teacher certification program that specifically meets the needs of the  growing diverse student population in Texas classrooms. Program delivered across Texas leads to a standard certificate.

PACT Required for Enrollment: TEACH requires the PACT (pre-admissions certification, content area, test) for admittance into the program. However, if you are considering serving a Clinical Teaching Experience (14-week unpaid student teacher) within the same semester enrolled and hold the 24-hour credit hours in the content area, you may enroll in TEACH without the PACT. TEACH offers two-levels of intense tutoring on TExES content area exams. Submit Preliminary Application.

Preliminary Application: Consult Contact Us page.

Internship Option: Educational Aide Option may serve a 14-week Clinical Teaching experience while serving as an Educational Aide for a School District. Funds available through Higher Education Coordinating Board. For more information, contact Dr. Q at 512-928-8423 or dquinta@att.net.

Delivering Much Flexibility!  The program is tailored to the teacher candidate’s learning needs through a completely online delivery system. Online delivery system is housed at TEACH’s Learner Management System, TeachSweet, www.tqportal.com. Guest Access, consult Contact Us.

Offering Rolling Enrollment!
Consider when you wish to begin teaching, calculate at least three to four months to prepare for employment and begin teaching in the classroom.

Exiting Efficient Process: Meet state and program requirements while efficiently exiting the online program with a solidly prepared standard certificate. Some teachers require as little as two to four-months to complete the state required 30/150 hours before beginning to teach in a classroom. Others may require more time. Time in portal depends on work schedule and layers of responsibility. There are two-types of courses: 1) Core  Courses (All Core Courses, ACC) are theory focused. All required for all certificates and grade levels.  2) Informational and Enrichment are methods focused: UGuide Resources-UGR, Technology-TEC, Special Populations-SPE,  and Your Training Resources-YTR. Most required by specific certificates and grade levels (Language Acquisition-BIED/ESL, and High (Middle) School Delivery-HSD).

T.E.A.C.H. is an Acronym?: Yes!!
TEACH is an acronym for Training via e-learning: An Alternative Certification Hybrid. District Code, 227-701.

TEACH QUEST Office
Texas Preparatory School-Austin, 7540 ED Bluestein Blvd, Austin, 78723, 512.805.3000.

2019-2020 Jobs Available 
Consider possible teaching positions at TEACH Lab Schools
Austin: Texas Preparatory Schools, 512.805.3000
Austin: Cedars International Charter Schools, 512-419-1551
San Marcos:  Texas Preparatory Schools, 512.805.3000
Smith Academy: 11530 Manchaca Rd, 512.282.7739

Key Offerings

Enrichment Events 
-MasterClasses (MC) Events bridge  online TEACH core courses with onsite classroom teaching strategies.
-MC Events, Texas Preparatory Schools-Austin, from 9 am to 12 noon on the 1st or 3rd Saturday of the month.
-Any individual (whether enrolled in TEACH or not) may attend the onsite Event or Skype into MC Events.
-Call Dr. Q for access to Events.  

CPE Courses
TEACH is authorized by the state to deliver CPE courses. TEACH offers a variety of courses to meet the state CPE requirements. Call Dr. Q for list of courses. Fee, $150.

Waiver TExES Courses
TEACH offers a variety of courses to meet the state Waiver course offerings PORTAL COURSES. Course offering includes tutoring on the TExES exam for which waiver is issued. Call Dr. Q for list of courses. Fee, $150.

Intense TExES Tutoring
We do not “set-up” our teachers for failure on the TExES!!! Instead, the TEACH Program Fees include two-levels of tutoring, or more, if required, via phone or onsite. TEACH holds TExES practice exams for the PPR and most content areas leading to the certificates listed below.  These practice exams are delivered through a secured section in the TEACH portal. As such, teachers challenge the TExES practice exams from the comfort of their homes.

Technology Offering/Services
As an online delivered program, we offer a myriad of tech courses from children coding classes  and robotics building to generic weaving of technology devices and systems through the core courses. Consult the Deliverables page. To enter the Learner Management System, designed and built in-house, tqportal.com, as a Guest, simply connect to the Guest password by contacting Dr. Q. through the Contact Us page).

Supervision Offerings/Services
As a program whose mantra is built on Giving Voice to the Voiceless (children), TEACH, since its launching in 2004, believes strongly in offering a robust supervision component providing a high-performing teacher for Texas classrooms.  Since 2005, TEACH has provided their teachers at least 5-observations visits or more per teacher internship long before the policy was changed in 2016. Consult Deliverables page.

Removing the Barriers to Time, Work, and Geography

TEACH provides an individual an alternative to a physical classroom. Training for a Texas teacher certificate is twofold.  First, the individual acquires the theory necessary to meet the rigors of a Texas classroom in an online classroom.  Second, the teacher applies the theories to practice in a 36-week (full-day, full-year) paid teaching experience or a 14-week, non-paid, clinical teaching experience (student teacher). Both experiences lead to a Texas Standard Certificate.

Supporting Team
Guiding the teacher is a team of teachers and professors who bring over 300 years of teaching experience in Texas classrooms.

Special Opportunity
While candidates will select a certificate area in which to concentrate, the curriculum’s interdisciplinary format prepares candidates with the pedagogical foundations and methodological interventions for all certificate areas. Thus, candidates may access, at no additional cost, additional courses to complete the second and third certificate areas after teacher completes the 1st certificate and exits with the Standard Certificate.


Advantages

  • Delivered completely online: courses, workshops, video viewing, practice TExES. Skype into onsite MasterClasses Events.
  • Work at your own pace and time in the comfort of your home.
  • Evaluate transcript & application packet promptly; quick screening process.
  • Support throughout the program by online mentor, online professor, classroom mentor, and two classroom supervisors—-on going support at all levels, 12/7 connection to Dr. Q.
  • Earn two or more certificates for the price of one offered in BIED and SPED specialty areas.
  • Complete onsite teaching experience as student teacher or teacher of record in public, private, or charter school.

Certificates Offered

Elementary: EC-6 Core Subjects Generalist, BIED, ESL & 4-8 Core Subjects and content area Generalist
Secondary, 7-12: Chemistry, English Language Arts Reading, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Science (Composite), Social Studies,  Physical Science (8-12 & 6-12)
All Level,  EC-12: Music, Physical Ed., French & Spanish LOTE, SPED
Supplemental: BIED, ESL,  SPED
7-12 Certificates:  Journalism
6-12 Certificates: Physics/Mathematics

Program Deliverables

  • 12 Professors, Online Course of Study which includes both pedagogy and methodology courses.
    Plus 36-hours of onsite (Skype) MasterClasses focused on TEKS/Methodology.
  • 100+ courses including but not limited to All Core Courses (ACC), Brain-based Research courses (BBR), study guide courses; language courses, Middle & HS focused courses; special needs focused courses; Technology focused courses; uGuide Resources (UGR) and Your Training Resources (YTR) course–focused on all content areas and grade levels
  • 20 Educational Videos: 4 in zeToolbox, www.tqportal.com, others posted when requested
  • 10  Online Workshops
  • 12  Onsite/Skype MasterClasses Events @ Texas Preparatory Schools-Austin
  • 2 Textbooks: Wong & Wong, The Brain Train, &/or Discipline Specific  Bk when requested
  • 2 Pieces of Software Demos: Inspiration, Portfolio Builder
  • 25 TExES Prep  Handouts
  • 12/7 Support via Internet, Telephone
  • 3 or More Content Area and PPR Tutoring Sessions, one-on-one TExES Prep Tutoring via phone.
  • 2 or More Sessions, Résumé Review & Interview Coaching
  • 35 TExES practice exams available through the portal testing site
  • Efficient Exiting Program: Six Core Courses Required plus some informational and enrichment courses
  • 5 Supervisor observations, Director conducts at least one.  SBEC requires 5 per teaching experience (3 in Fall & 2 in Spring semester). Supervisor guidance based on the T-TESS.
  • 2 Principal Facilitators: Retired principals connect to teacher’s principal via email and/or phone during teaching experience.
  • 2 Clinical Supervisors: If more classroom visits are required, a supervisor enters teacher’s classroom twice monthly.
  • 2 Induction Year Program Coordinators connecting to campus administrators.
  • 1 Mentor, Campus: Paid Stipend, conducts 3 observation in addition to the TEACH supervisor observations (listed above) during the Fall Semester. Due to the STAAR schedule, no observations are required during the Spring Semester.
  • 1 Retired Teacher Mentor, Average, 1:3
  • 3-Year Program Supervisor Support (Two Years Beyond Internship Year)
  • Access to the TEACH Portal and other resources for the life of the Program after exit from program. No additional fees required. Future CPE credit available without fees.
  • Robust training leading to school employment. However, school employment is framed by budgets and school population. And, as such, may lead to limited employment offerings in certain Texas areas.

Special Assistance

  • Veterans, based on the 38 CFR 21.4267, TEACH, a certification program delivered completely online without leading to college diplomas, is not approved for GI Bill funds. However, we can assist you in accessing your GI Bill funds through an onsite program. Consider, also, connecting to Troops to Teachers, Region 13 or MyCAA. Or, consider the TEACH discounts of $300 to $500 toward the cost of the program.
  •  Teachers holding a Masters or PHD are automatically, after quick application review and meeting all state and TEACH requirements, accepted into the program. A discount is offered for the Masters and/or Doctorate.

Types of Teaching Experiences

Paid: Teacher of Record, 36 Weeks (full-day, full academic year).

Non-Paid: Clinical Teaching Experience (Student Teacher), 14 or 16 Weeks

Procedures Manual (Process) with Texas Administrative Codes (TAC). Consult Delivery Online

Specific Requirements for Applying:

1) Submit TEACH Preliminary Application
email dquinta@att.net. Dr. Q, 512-928-8423, will connect to candidate after receiving the Preliminary Application.

Director contacts applicant for a telephone interview.  Interview based partially on Haberman, Star Teacher Selection and the Gallup Survey Insight Assessment Questions. Scored on 100 points with baseline at 85 points. https://gx.gallup.com/principalinsight.gx/

Requirements
-Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
-Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above on a four-point scale, or 2.75 in the last sixty hours in the content area hours.
TEACH accepts the state 2.5 GPA requirement overall, if candidate holds at least 2-years of teaching experience in the classroom as substitute or teaching assistant and has passed the PACT.
-Required credit hours
Passing PACT supports the state 5, 3-hour content area courses or 15-credit content area hours. However, consider that many school districts still require the 24-credit hour requirement for employment. The 24-hour credits make a teacher more marketable to a school district.
—7-12 Certificates, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, require 15-credit hours in content area.
—EC-6/4-8 Certificates, minimum of 12-hours of combined coursework in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and 3 hours minimum in each content area, total 15-credit hours.
—EC-12 Music, Technology Apps, Physical Education, Spanish/French LOTE, Special Education
+Music, at least a major or minor in field related to Music.
+Technology Apps, at least a major or minor in Fine Arts, computer science or networking.
+Physical Education, at least a major or minor in field closely aligned with physical or sports area.
+Spanish/French LOTE, at least 15-credit hours in Spanish or French. Simply speaking either language is insufficient.
+Special Education, at least a major or minor in Sociology or  Psychology, or hold clinical experience in special needs area, plus 15-credit hours in combination of content areas.

Enrollment & Internship Fees: As little as $300 offers you portal access and enrolls you in the program.  Enrollment Fee balance, after discounts & portal access fee of $300, may be paid monthly over 10-months. Program total, usually between $3500-$3900 with discounts & $300 enrollment fee!!!  Email/call Dr. Q for other special offers. Or, simply, complete Contact Us Form.

2) TOEFL
Based on TAC 230.11(b)(5), TOEFL, 4-exams, speaking, listening, writing, reading, required for candidates who earned their degree in an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction.  Teacher submits scores to TEACH soon after teacher challenges the TOEFL. Required scores: 22 required on Reading, Listening, Speaking and 21 score required for Writing.
Exception: Acceptance in TEACH is based on passing PACT. Candidate may continue to challenge the TOEFL while enrolled in TEACH. TEACH TOEFL tutoring available to any individual. Call Dr. Q for info.

3) Transcript Review
If degree delivered in a language other than English, individual must present a transcript evaluation from a foreign credential service with Application Packet. Consider, www.fcsa.biz

4) Background Check
Teacher must pass a background check prior to beginning teaching position. Applicant may request preliminary review of background from TEA.
http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/
Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/

 

Use the Contact Us form to reach us!

Job Placement
The TEACH Program is intense, preparing high-performing teachers.  As a result, our teacher placement rate for our graduates, per year, is very high. Many of our TEACH graduates, however, after teaching for several years, move into administration, move overseas, or seek an advanced degree. In addition, nearly 89.7%, on average, of teachers who enroll in TEACH, each year, secure an internship soon after enrolling. Teachers secure either a clinical teaching experience (student teacher) placement (non-paid, 14-or 16-week) or teacher of record position (paid, full-day, full year).

Placement rate based on total TEACH, per academic year, enrollment.
Placement rate is based on the number of teachers enrolled in the previous academic year who secure a teaching position for the next academic year.
18-19, 91.2; 17-18, 93.2%; 16-17, 91.1%; 15-16, 87.9%; 14-15, 99.9%; 13-14, 99.9%; 12-13, 96.7%; 11-12, 95.3%; 10-11, 97.3%; 09-10, 95.6%; 08-09, 87.3%; 07-08, 94.3%; 06-07, 92.1%; 05-06, 98.7%.