Our Company - About ECAP

Read about ECAP Field Advisors and our former interns in the field to understand why our classroom support is the best in Texas.

Teacher Advisors

Many ECAP interns have gone on to greatness. Former interns who have become stars in the classroom and school districts. Here are the success stories we know about.

Former Interns

Okay, now we're just bragging. See what the people we work with every day think about our training and support.

Testimonials - Comments

In addition, all of the consultants in our core staff have been in the classroom and are certified to teach.

Our Core Staff


We also demonstrate an extensive education in pedagogy and teaching strategy. Our professional staff come from the classroom and school administration. They've been in your shoes and know what lies ahead as you prepare for your own classroom.


ECAP´s legacy is well known throughout the state. We always encourage applicants to call their preferred district and ask about our program.

  • Highly respected by school districts statewide.
  • High placement percentages due to close alliances with area school districts.
  • Seasoned, well respected trainers, advisors and program staff.

ECAP blazed the trail for privately owned alternative teacher certification programs in Texas, allowing new teachers to enter the profession without the traditional bureaucracy.

The Education Career Alternatives Program (ECAP) has been training new teachers and guiding them through the teacher certification process since 2001. Our director, Sharon Fikes, created ECAP after 11 years as the director of Alternative Certification at the Education Service Center, Region XI.

At ESC Region XI, Sharon opened one of the first state-based alternative certification programs in Texas. Although ECAP has the distinction of being the first privately owned teacher certification program in Texas the experience and success of our director is truly our greatest asset.

As a result, we have a teacher training program that is highly preferred by the school districts we serve and a depth of knowledge of the teacher certification process that is not available anywhere but ECAP.

At our company, actions speak louder then words.