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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. District Code, 227-701. Office, Texas Preparatory School-Austin, 7540 ED Bluestein Blvd, Austin, 78723, 512.805.3000.

PACT Required for Enrollment Only if GPA below 2.5: Challenge PACT (pre-admissions certification, content area, test) on Pearson site, http://www.tx.nesinc.com/.  TEACH connects individual to intense tutoring for the PACT (TExES). And/or call Dr. Q @ 512-928-8423 for info regarding the PACT testing process.

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).

Teaching Jobs Available 
Consider possible teaching positions at TEACH Lab Schools
Austin: Texas Preparatory Schools-Austin, 512.805.3000, Pr-K Teacher
Austin: Cedars International Charter Schools, 512-419-1551
San Marcos:  Texas Preparatory Schools, 512.805.3000
Smith Academy: 11530 Manchaca Rd, 512.282.7739
Call Dr. Q @ 512-928-8423 for other district listings. 
HR/Principals from the following: Jarrell, Leander, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Manor, Del Valle, Hutto, Taylor plus many more, connect directly to Dr. Q regarding readiness of TEACH teachers to enter classroom.

Key Offerings

Enrichment Events 
MasterClasses Events bridge  theory and practice. The MC Events plus methods courses on the TQ portal and Weebly site s
olidify understanding of the online TEACH core courses (theory) with onsite classroom teaching strategies (methods).
-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 PortalCourseListByFocus4Teachers from which to select. Course offering includes tutoring on the TExES exam for which Waiver is issued. Call Dr. Q for specific certificate exams, PORTALcore subjects.Waiver COURSES. Fee, $150. Fee is paid after accessing portal courses before scheduling tutoring and submitting TEA Waiver Request Forms.

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

Veterans…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 Military discounts of $300 to $1000 toward the program costs.
  •  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/

Certificate Requirements

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.  State TOEFL scores are required for admittance into the program. Required scores: 22 required on Reading & Listening, 24 required on Speaking and 21 score required for Writing. Exception: However, 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).

Teaching Opportunities (Supply & Demand)
Supply & Demand Statement.

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.
19-20, 95.4%; 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%.

Complaints Protocols
Internship Complaint Form