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Alternative Teacher Certification Training Schedule

Alternative teacher certification training leading to Standard Texas Teacher Certification in English Language Arts and Reading, Family/Consumer Science, Math, Physical Education, Science, or Social Studies.

Course Name Content When Description
CE 388 Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Human growth & development, Texas curriculum, instructional practices, designing effective lessons, reading instruction, teaching English language learners, assessment, classroom management, and professionalism. Offered one night a week during the fall and spring semesters. Taught during the day in June. 50% online and
50% in classroom
CE 403 Content / Teaching Methodology Academic content, instructional methods for teaching the specific subject.

Offered in July, one week each year.

Monday – Thursday, in classroom
8:00 - 6:00
CE 415
Intel / Teach to the Future
(Instructional Techology)
Using technology to teach content. Offered in July, one week each year. Monday – Thursday, in classroom
8:00 - 6:00
CE 418 Internship, (for one academic year), or Clinical Experience for 12 weeks. Online support and continued training in Texas teaching standards, teacher English language learners, classroom management, special education, and assessment. Academic year (August 15 – June 1) Online assignments and 4 observations of instruction in the classroom. Three (3) Saturday workshops 9:00 - 4:00
Special Subjects:
Special Education:
CE 450
  Complete in four days (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) during two weeks in June.  
CE 389
Technology Education
Requirements to meet teaching standards for technology education certification. Online course as needed in May and June. Online