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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:
WINTER 2022 Preparation Program Institute:
#1 January 8 - February 7
#2 February 12 - March 14

SPRING 2022
#1 March 21 - April 20
#2 April 25 - May 25

SUMMER 2022
#1 May 30 - June 29
#2 July 6 - August 6

FALL 2022
#1 August 13 - September 12
#2 September 17 - October 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 2022-23 school year.

See the entire 2021 schedule of Preparation Program Institutes!
Winter #1     1/29 - 2/26
Winter #2     2/15 - 3/17
Spring #1     3/29 - 4/28
Spring #2     5/03 - 6/02
Spring #3     5/15 - 6/12
Summer #1  6/09 - 7/14
Summer #2  6/26 - 7/27
Summer #3  7/17 - 8/14
Summer #4  8/14 - 9/15
Fall #1          9/25 -10/27
Fall #2         11/1 - 12/1
Winter #1   12/6 - 1/8/2022

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 test prep offered the Saturdays each month:
November 13, 2021
December 11, 2021
For info:  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 will be 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/

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