Alternative
Certification for
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Schedules, Job Fairs, Honors, & More for Teacher Certification

Preparation Program Institute Schedules


Enroll now and you can quickly be in your own classroom!

LEARN FROM THE BEST
Preparation Program Institutes
are offered throughout the year!
To provide a safe environment for our candidates, Institutes are currently conducted via Zoom Conferencing.
Sessions are several evenings/wk + Saturday daytime sessions.  Class sizes are small!  Enroll now for:
SPRING 2022 Institutes begin:
#1 March 21
#2 April 25 

SUMMER 2022
#1 May 30 
#2 July 6 

FALL 2022
#1 August 13
#2 September 17


Prepare now to be in the classroom!


Calendar:

Applicants accepted into the Winter, Spring, & Summer 1 & 2 Institutes will be able to complete all three pre-service requirements:
Preparation Program Institute
30 Hrs Field-based Experience
Passing TExES Content Tests
in time to be hired for the 2022-23 school year.

Applicants accepted into the Summer 3 & 4, and Fall & Winter Institutes may be able to be hired at mid-term or be ready for the
Spring Job Fairs to be hired for the 2023-24 school year.

The STR Course is offered twice monthly.
The PPR Test Prep Course is offered monthly.
Registration is required.  RSVP at 214-267-2222.

WANT TO TEACH IN AUSTIN?
Schedules in Austin are customized.  You can start at any time.
Call us at 214-267-2222 to plan your Institute schedule in Austin!

WANT TO TEACH IN THE DALLAS/FT. WORTH AREA?
We may be able to customize for you too!
Contact Misty Clark at mclark@act-dallas.com for information & enrollment.

Contact Us!l!  214-267-2222  Better yet -- please email us.

Misty Clark – appointments, test prep schedule, VA, fees, & payments
mclark@act-dallas.com

Sara Green – Certification Officer
sgreen@act-dallas.com

Dr. Bobette Dunn – Program Director
bdunn@act-dallas.com

Remember . . .
The most important ingredient for student success
is the TEACHER!

ACT Dallas
7800 No. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 613
Dallas, TX 75247

Certification Areas

4-8 No matter what your major or the type of Bachelor’s Degree that you hold . . . ACT Dallas/Austin offers content and grade level certification for you to enter the classroom quickly – without any additional university coursework.

Certifications 2020

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Certification Exam Retake Limit
Candidates are limited to 5 attempts to take a certification test. Any and all attempts prior to 9/1/2015 count as the first attempt.
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Are you a JROTC Instructor seeking teacher certification?
JROTC is now available to JROTC Instructors who have a Bachelor's Degree.
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TExES Tests Info and Registration are available at: www.TX.nesinc.com

Submit your completed application and university transcript(s) (2.5 GPA) with appropriate coursework for the grade level and subject area you wish to teach.
Then you are all set to begin immediately!

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DID YOU KNOW . . . we offer test prep resources for the PPR TExES #160?
RSVP now for the PPR test prep offered on Saturdays each month:
April 16, 2022
May 14, 2022
Reservations are required!  Contact mclark@act-dallas.com

DID YOU KNOW . . . we offer test preps for the ESL TExES #154 test?
Many school districts now require elementary and even middle school teachers to pass the ESL test.  Contact us for information.

DID YOU KNOW . . . we are now offering test preps for the STR test?
As of January 1, 2021, this test is required for the following certifications:
EC-6 & 4-8 Core Subjects, as well as 4-8 ELAR & 4-8 ELAR/SS
The STR test must be passed prior to hiring in these content areas.
STR = Science of Teaching Reading. TExES #293 test.
*STR virtual test preps consist of 2 parts.

REMINDER:
The following TExES tests were replaced on January 1, 2022
291 EC-6 Core Subjects valid until 12/31/2021.  Replaced by #391
117 4-8 ELAR valid until 12/31/2021.  Replaced by 4-8 ELA #217
Certification for #391 & #217 require STR #293.

To RSVP & obtain test prep info, contact Misty Clark mclark@act-dallas.com
The PPR, ESL, & STR test preps are offered monthly and are free to ACT candidates/interns.
$75 fee for those not in the ACT program.

Teacher Job Fairs & School Districts


Dallas/Ft. Worth Area Districts      Download List

Austin area Schools & School Districts
Austin area School Districts     https://www4.esc13.net/districts/school-districts-a-c/

Austin area Charter Schools    https://www4.esc13.net/districts/charter-schools/

Austin area Private Schools     https://www4.esc13.net/districts/private-schools/

 

JOB FAIR SEASON IS NOW OPEN!
TEACH IN 2022-23!

2022 Texas Educator Job Fairs
Dallas/Fort Worth Area Teacher Job Fairs

Dallas ISD
Human Capital Management invites you to our In-Person Large Scale Districtwide Job Fair. This hiring event will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Emmett J. Conrad High School. To sign up, please visit HERE.

Through this event, principals will be able to interview for all campus based openings such as: Teachers, Teacher Leads, and Paraprofessionals.
Job Fair Agenda at Emmett J. Conrad High School (7502 Fair Oaks Ave. Dallas, TX  75231)
3:00 p.m. – Candidate Check-In
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Principals will interview candidates
6:00 p.m. – Conclusion of event
Please note that this event is a professional interview opportunity that will be conducted by our Dallas ISD principals, we encourage you to dress for success and bring a wonderful spirit along! If you have yet to complete our Teacher Application, please do so prior to the hiring event. Our Teacher Application can be found at www.dallasisd.org/careers.

DeSoto ISD Teacher Job Fair
March 26   9 am - 12 noon
DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria
Click here for more information and to register.

Lewisville ISD Teacher Job Fair
Saturday, April 2    9am - 11am  Arrive early!
Hebron High School
4207 Plano Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010

Coppell ISD Teacher Job Fair
Saturday, April 9, 2022   8:30am – 11am
Coppell Middle School West
Click here for more information and to register.

UNT/TWU Education Career Fair
Tuesday, April 12, 2022   10 am – 2 pm
Click here for more information and to register.

Garland ISD Teacher Job Fair
Thursday, April 14, 2022    4 - 7 pm
Rowlett High School
4700 President George Bush Highway
Rowlett 75088

Arlington ISD Teacher Job Fair
April 23   9am – 1 pm
Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center
More information will be posted here soon.

Mansfield ISD Teacher Job Fair
Monday, April 25   8:30 am – 3:30 pm by appointment only.
Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts
Click here for more information and to register

Region 11 Huge Job Fair 
Friday, May 6, 2022    9 am - 2 pm
Over 30 Ft. Worth area school districts will be hiring!
Region 11 Service Center
1451 S. Cherry Lane, White Settlement, TX 76108
https://registration.esc11.net/catalog/sessions/29337

Austin Area Teacher Job Fairs

Hutto ISD Job Fair    March 29, 2022 5-7 pm
Hutto High School Cafeteria      Contact lindsie.almquist@huttoisd.net  
Job Openings  www.hipponation.org/jobs

Leander ISD Teacher Job Fair
April 9, 2022 9 am – 12 pm Vista Ridge High School
https://www.leanderisd.org/careers/

Region 20 Educator Job Fair (Austin)
Thursday, April 28, 2022 10 am – 12 pm
Click here for more information and to pre-register.

CTSPA Job Fair  (Central TX)
Monday, June 6, 2022 10am – 1pm Austin Mariott North
Click here for more information and to register.

Waco/Killeen Area Teacher Job Fairs

ESC Region 12 Educator Job Fair
April 6, 2022 3 pm – 6 pm   Click here for more information.

Tarleton State University Teacher Job Fair
Friday, April 22, 2022 10 am – 2 pm
Click here for more information and to register.

Houston Area Teacher Job Fairs

Katy ISD Teacher Job Fair
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Elementary: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Secondary: 1:00 pm – 4 pm Leonard E. Merrell Center

Statement of Eligibility or proof of certification required to attend. Click here for more information.

Klein ISD Teacher Job Fair
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 9 a.m. to noon Klein Cain High School

Click here for more information and to pre-register.

Lamar CISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, March 26, 2022
9 am – 2 pm Foster High School   Click here for more information.

Texas City ISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, March 26, 2022 9 am – noon Texas City High School

Click here for more information.

Waller ISD Teacher Career Fair Saturday, March 26, 2022 9am – 1pm Waller High School

Click here for more information and to register.

University of Houston Teacher Job Fair
Friday, April 1, 2022 9am – noon More information coming soon.

Fort Bend ISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, April 2, 2022
9am – noon Hightower High School  Click here for info & to register.

School of Science and Technology Houston – North Job Fair
April 2, 2022 9am – noon SST Champions https://www.sstschools.org/ Click here to pre-register.

Tomball ISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, April 2, 2022
9am – noon Grand Lakes Junior High School

Click here for more information and to register.

TAMU Education Career Fair Monday, April 4, 2022 – Time TBA Brazos County Expo Center

Click here for more information. Registration will open in February.

Texas Job Fair - Virtual
April 5, 2022 10 am. – 4 pm.
More info & registration available on the HACCC site.

Lamar University Educator Career Fair
Thursday, April 7, 2022 3 pm. – 5 pm.
Click here for more information and to pre-register.

Conroe ISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, April 9, 2022 9 am. – 12 pm. Grand Oaks High School

More information and registration available in March.

School of Science & Technology Houston – South Teacher Job Fair
April 9, 2022 9am – noon SST Advancement https://www.sstschools.org/ Click here to pre-register.

Sheldon ISD Teacher Job Fair - Virtual Interview Dates: Monday, April 20th – Friday May, 1st Click here fore more information.

Pearland ISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, April 22, 2022 9 am – noon Pearland High School Searcy Campus

Click here for more information and to pre-register.

Alvin ISD Teacher Job Fair Saturday, April 23, 2022 9am – 11:30am Shadow Creek High School

Click here for more information and to register.

Angleton ISD Teacher Job Fair
April 23, 2022 9 am – noon. Angleton High School

More information to be posted soon.

Huntsville ISD Teacher Career Fair Saturday, April 23, 2022 8:30am – 11am Huntsville ISD Support & Learning Center Click here for more information.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Teacher Job Fair
April 28, 2022 4:30pm – 6:30pm Berry Center (Entrance TWO) Click here for more information.

Humble ISD Teacher Job Fair April 29, 2022 4:30pm – 7:30pm Humble Civic Center

Click here for more information and to register.

Stafford MSD Teacher Job Fair
June 9, 2022 – Time TBD
Leonard Scarcella Administration Building Click here to apply.

Gulf Coast Teacher Job Fair
Tuesday, June 14, 2022  Click here for more information.

Honors & Awards

Resources

Texas Education Agency https://tea.texas.gov/

TExES Test Information & Registration http://www.tx.nesinc.com/

Need test prep resources?
Certify Teacher -www.certifyteacher.com
240 Tutoringhttps://www.240tutoring.com/
Call Misty at 214-267-2222 for discounted price!

Info for applicants with foreign credentials:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about
This test is required for applicants who obtained their Bachelor's Degree from a foreign country.

VA Benefits