Alternative Educator Preparation Programs certify the most new teachers.
Sources: TEA statistics 2014-2015
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School districts look for ECAP graduates because of their reputation for excellence.
You only need to take this exam if you do not meet eligibility requirements for admission into an alternative teacher certification program. Not everyone will need the TxPACT exam. You are required to take a TxPACT for admission into an educator preparation program (EPP) if:
If you are being admitted into a certification program with a Bachelor’s Degree, then your GPA is going to matter. You must have:
If you are being admitted with an Associate’s Degree then you must have 2 years of full-time wage earned experience within the last 10 years. And if you are being admitted with a High School Diploma, you must have 5 years of full-time experience within 10 years.
ECAP is the real deal! Real people with a genuine interest in helping future teachers grow. Real-life training for the classroom. Real classroom support for interns. ECAP - making real connections with educators and districts.
ECAP is an outstanding program. They will work very closely with you during your alternate certification process. I left another program for ECAP because they were so much more personal. Anything I didn't understand or needed help with I could call and they would help immediately. I highly recommend ECAP to everyone.
The materials they provide you with are resourceful and help you be successful throughout your first year of teaching. I felt prepared and supported before taking my exams. I learned so much and I loved the ease of the program.
Thank you, ECAP!
Excellent organization; very attentive to the needs of the teacher interns. Works diligently to prepare and assist teachers throughout the certification process. Some former interns have gone on to become "teacher of the year, instructional specialists, administrators, etc."
My son received his teacher certification through ECAP and is very appreciative of the support he got from the staff. He was named "Teacher of the Year" and is now an assistant principal. ECAP is an outstanding organization!
ECAP goes above and beyond to help people enter the teaching profession. They are former teachers and administrators that understand the classroom. I highly recommend ECAP because they are the first and most experienced in alternative teaching certification.
Awesome program, they gave me the tools I needed to be successful in the classroom from Day 1. I could not have asked for a better program from the core staff to my adviser. The program was seamless and incredibly efficient. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to teach.