Alternative Certification Program (ACP)

Program Details

This program is for all candidates who have passed their content exam. In addition, it includes content methodology to prepare candidates for the classroom. Also, this program prepares students for their Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities exam (PPR). Finally, this program includes a transcript review, a letter of introduction allowing students to begin their job search, access to the PPR curriculum, and upon hire, it provides supervision and ongoing support during a candidate’s paid teaching internship.

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How It Works

We deliver a curriculum that will prepare you for the PPR exam, and have trained mentors, supervisors, and online instructors who will guide you through the teaching process.

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Get started with our program to take the first step towards
you exciting new career as a teacher.

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Become Eligible

Meet state eligibility requirements by completing our online coursework to prepare for certification.

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Start Teaching

We will help you get the classroom hours you need
to become fully certified.

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Fully Certified

Once you have completed the process, you will be able
to start teaching in K-12 classrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enroll?

Graduating seniors and applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any major with a 2.5 GPA may enroll. For further clarification please review our admission requirements.

Do you accept international candidates?

Yes. welcomes international candidates that meet general admissions requirements.

What is the difference between Teacher intern and Clinical teacher?

  • Teacher Interns serve a probationary year (under a SBEC-issued probationary certificate) as the “teacher of record” and receive all benefits typically afforded first-year teachers within the school district. Salary schedules and fringe benefits are determined by the employing school district.
  • Clinical Teachers serve an unpaid 14 week internship under the guidance of a classroom teacher.

What if my GPA is below 2.5?

You may still apply to After a transcript evaluation and candidate interview, a final decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

What subject areas can I get certified in?

A complete list can be found at PPR coursework

When can I apply for a position with a school district?

Candidates may apply after they receive a letter of recommendation. encourages all its interns to complete 30 obs hours.

Do you offer preparation for interviews?

Yes. Mock interviews available upon request. Please contact for more information.

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