ECAP is the EDGE you NEED!

We Were the First, and We Are Still the Best

ECAP's reputation is very well-known throughout the state of Texas. We have developed a very well-respected training program that puts students ahead of the curve when it's time to hire. Don't believe us? Call your local school district and ask them about us!

Still Uncertain?

Then review this article on the comparisons of the top 3 alternative teacher certification programs in Texas. Then you decide.

Which Program Is Better For You?

The ECAP Staff that will take care of you.

Each ECAP consultant holds a valid Texas teaching certificate, as well as an advanced degree in education. In addition to this, each of our senior leaders has 30+ years in the teacher certification field, perfecting our processes and curriculum. In short, we are experienced, capable and time-tested.
Sharon Fikes
The mom of the privately owned alternative certification programs in Texas.

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Sharon Fikes
Education

Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Baylor University
Master of Education, McNeese State University

Teaching & Supervisory Certifications

Generalist EC-4 Special Education EC-12 Supervisor

Sharon's Career

After graduating from Baylor, Sharon started her teaching career in Houston.  She continued to teach until accepting a job at the Education Service Center, Region XI in (year). It was here, in 1988, that Sharon opened and directed one of the first two alternative certification programs in Texas.

In 2001, after much prayer, Sharon and her husband Carroll were led to start the first privately-owned teacher certification program in Texas.  Sharon's leadership and history in the field has since earned ECAP a premier reputation among Texas' many institutions of education.

Micah Fikes
Micah surrendered to his true calling as an educator and went to work for the family business.

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Micah Fikes
Education

Bachelor of Arts in British Literature, University of North Texas

Master of Arts in Teaching, Louisiana College

Teaching Certification

English, Language Arts and Reading 8-12
Generalist 4-8

Micah's Career

In his previous career, Micah served for 14 years as a banker and bank manager. For the majority of this period, Micah managed the Downtown Fort Worth location of Frost Bank.

In 2005, Micah finally surrendered to his true calling to be an educator.  After a brief, but fulfilling term teaching high school English at Flower Mound High School in Lewisville ISD, Micah went to work for the family business, training teachers.

Scott Fikes
Scott is the expert in the ECAP family. If he doesn’t know it, it probably doesn’t exist.

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Scott Fikes
Education

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Texas Women's University
Master of Education, Texas Women's University

Teaching and Supervisory Certifications

Science 6-12
Mid-Management Administrator

Sheryl Woods
Sheryl’s wealth of experience in the education field is second to none.

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Sheryl Woods
Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Supervisory Certification, Texas Women's University
Master of Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Teaching and Supervisory Certifications

Special Education EC-12
Generalist EC-4
English as a Second Language
Technology Applications EC-12
Supervisor EC-12
Special Education Supervisor EC-12
Elementary Self Contained 1-8
Elementary Speech 1-8 Mentally Retarded

Leslie Natarelli
Leslie is the office manager. She runs the ECAP office and keeps us all in line.

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Leslie Natarelli
Education

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

Teaching Cerifications

Generalist Early Childhood-4th Grade

Lindsey McCullough
Lindsey handles program support and will be involved with your certification process a lot.

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Lindsey McCullough
Education

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Midwestern State University

What Some of Our Past Students Say

We wouldn’t be doing what we are doing if it weren’t for ECAP. Great people.
Excellent program. Wonderful people to work with. Highly recommend this program to anyone interested in alternative certification.
ECAP has been a wonderful company. When I was hired at the district I currently work for, they recommended ECAP above all others and I’m glad they did. ECAP does have a few things they could improve on, but overall they do a fantastic job of preparing new teachers for their position. I truly enjoyed how they prepared their students for the PPR. I recommend this company to anyone who is looking to become a teacher, it’s the best one out there!
Roy and Jana Burns
Nicole McSpadden
Shani Sammons