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Are You Eligible To Become a Teacher?

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.6 is the basic requirement for people with a degree to become a teacher in Texas. Please review the full admission requirements below.

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I am Eligible!
What Do I Do Next ?

ECAP’s simple certification process will guide you the rest of the way.

Due to COVID-19 and the testing centers being closed, you may now start teaching and receive your Statement Of Eligibility and Intern Certificate without taking your content test. In order to receive your intern certificate, you must be enrolled in a program and have a job. This rule only applies until October 1, 2020. After October 1, 2020, you WILL have to take your content test in order to start teaching.



Includes sending transcripts and completing an online interview



ECAP Evaluation and Decision

A consultant will call the applicant to discuss options and testing/training schedule.



Enroll and Start Test Preparation

This should take 2-3 weeks per exam



Pass Required Content Exam(s)

This is the final step in qualifying to teach.



Continue Training and Begin Job Search

ECAP helps with the job search via advice, coaching and actively marketing our teachers to schools.


Program Costs

Our Interns have more important things to think about, so we defer over 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

Application Fee


Our Application Fee is Completely FREE.

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Our Interns have more important things to think about, so we defer over 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

Training Fee


*4 Installments

The training fee covers all remaining training that will be provided during the program tenure.  Paid in monthly installments of $100 per month over 4 months.

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All teachers receive the following additional training:

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.

Internship Program Fee


*10 Monthly Payments After You Are Hired

You do not pay this fee until you are employed as a teacher. It is then payable in monthly installments of $390 per month over 10 months.

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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.

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If you fall into any of these categories, there is probably a teaching job waiting for you!

Why is ECAP Different ?

ECAP´s legacy is well-known throughout the state. We always encourage applicants to call their preferred district and ask about our program. We are highly respected by school districts statewide and have high placement percentages due to our close alliances with area school districts. Our seasoned, well-respected trainers, advisors and program staff make the difference for you. ECAP blazed the trail for privately-owned alternative teacher certification programs in Texas, allowing new teachers to enter the profession without the traditional bureaucracy. Our director, Sharon Fikes, opened one of the first state-based alternative certification programs in Texas at the Education Service Center, Region XI. In 2001, after 11 years as the Director of Alternative Certification at the ESC, Region XI, she created ECAP. ECAP has been training new teachers and guiding them through the teacher certification process ever since. 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 at ECAP. At ECAP, actions speak louder than words.

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