Looking For a Second Rewarding Career?

School Principals are Looking for Retirees who are Certified by an Accredited Organization

School principals know that you have a lifetime of knowledge and experience that you would like to pass on to the next generation. Heading into the classroom as a teacher can help you accomplish this goal and inspire the lives of students.

Why Should You Become a Teacher?

You’ve retired after a full career in the field of your choice, but now you are looking to do something else fulfilling. You may have always wanted to become a teacher, and felt it could be a way for you to give back to society. Whether you are looking for a new challenge, a way to stay active, a chance to give back or a way to supplement your retirement income, school districts are looking at your experience and professional career together as beneficial to teaching students.

Program Costs

Our Interns have more important things to think about, so we defer 94% of fees until you start teaching. And all of our fees are split up into very manageable monthly payments.How Much Is It To Get Started - $0

Our Application Fee is Completely FREE.

Once you’ve applied, ECAP will guide you through the process of qualifying to teach. We will lead you to the best test prep resources and provide you with any reviews and practice exams that we have developed.This is where we begin to customize your certification plan.

The training fee covers all remaining training that will be provided during the program tenure.

All teachers receive the following additional training:

Connections
Poverty
Teaching to Your Strengths
Legal Issues
Surviving the First Year
Lesson Planning Practicum
Using Technology in the Classroom (2 courses)
Pedagogical Theory
PPR Exam Review

Bilingual teachers receive the following additional training:

Reading and Lesson Planning for Bilingual Teachers
Math and Science for Elementary Teachers
Elementary teachers receive:
Reading and Lesson Planning for Elementary Teachers
Math and Science for Elementary Teachers

Special Education teachers receive the following additional training:

Introduction to Special Education
Reading for Special Ed Teachers
Behavior Management for Special Ed Teachers
ARD and IEP Training for Special Ed Teachers

Secondary teachers receive the following additional training:

Teaming and Communication in the classroom
Teaching in Urban Schools
Reading in the Content
Critical Thinking in the Classroom
And the good news about the training fee is that if you have to repeat a course or put the program on pause for any reason, this fee will never be re-assessed. Unlike other programs, at ECAP you only pay your training fee once.

Note: If you secure a teaching position prior to training, then we will roll the $400 training fee into your Internship Program payroll deducted fees. This way you do not have to pay the $400 up front!

You do not pay this fee until you are employed as a teacher. It is then payable in monthly installments of $425 per month over 10 months.

When you receive your first job as a teacher of record, ECAP assigns an advisor to you. You will have access to your advisor throughout the year as you need them, and the advisor will visit your classroom periodically to make sure that you are being successful.

Your advisor’s primary mission is to make you a successful teacher. Our advisors’ resumes speak for themselves. Most of them are retired school administrators who were hand-picked by ECAP. The quality of our advisors is the primary difference between ECAP and our competitors. Also included in this fee is the documenting of your qualification and recommending of certificates as needed during the program.

ECAP is always communicating with partnering school districts and with the Texas Education Agency on behalf of our interns to make sure that you remain in compliance with state and local rules.

Once all your fees have been paid in full, you will be issued your Standard Certificate.

Application Fee $0

Our Application Fee is Completely FREE.

Once you’ve applied, ECAP will guide you through the process of qualifying to teach. We will lead you to the best test prep resources and provide you with any reviews and practice exams that we have developed.This is where we begin to customize your certification plan.

Training Fee $250

The training fee covers all remaining training that will be provided during the program tenure.

All teachers receive the following additional training:

Connections
Poverty
Teaching to Your Strengths
Legal Issues
Surviving the First Year
Lesson Planning Practicum
Using Technology in the Classroom (2 courses)
Pedagogical Theory
PPR Exam Review

Bilingual teachers receive the following additional training:

Reading and Lesson Planning for Bilingual Teachers
Math and Science for Elementary Teachers
Elementary teachers receive:
Reading and Lesson Planning for Elementary Teachers
Math and Science for Elementary Teachers

Special Education teachers receive the following additional training:

Introduction to Special Education
Reading for Special Ed Teachers
Behavior Management for Special Ed Teachers
ARD and IEP Training for Special Ed Teachers

Secondary teachers receive the following additional training:

Teaming and Communication in the classroom
Teaching in Urban Schools
Reading in the Content
Critical Thinking in the Classroom
And the good news about the training fee is that if you have to repeat a course or put the program on pause for any reason, this fee will never be re-assessed. Unlike other programs, at ECAP you only pay your training fee once.

Note: If you secure a teaching position prior to training, then we will roll the $400 training fee into your Internship Program payroll deducted fees. This way you do not have to pay the $400 up front!

Internship Program Fee $4250

You do not pay this fee until you are employed as a teacher. It is then payable in monthly installments of $425 per month over 10 months.

When you receive your first job as a teacher of record, ECAP assigns an advisor to you. You will have access to your advisor throughout the year as you need them, and the advisor will visit your classroom periodically to make sure that you are being successful.

Your advisor’s primary mission is to make you a successful teacher. Our advisors’ resumes speak for themselves. Most of them are retired school administrators who were hand-picked by ECAP. The quality of our advisors is the primary difference between ECAP and our competitors. Also included in this fee is the documenting of your qualification and recommending of certificates as needed during the program.

ECAP is always communicating with partnering school districts and with the Texas Education Agency on behalf of our interns to make sure that you remain in compliance with state and local rules.

Total Cost $4,500

Once all your fees have been paid in full, you will be issued your Standard Certificate.

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