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The ABCs of EPPs
Let’s start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start).
What’s an EPP?
An educator preparation program (EPP) arms you with the skills and knowledge to teach in your chosen grade and subject. You need to meet certification requirements from a state-approved EPP to lead a classroom, and it all starts with choosing a program.
What’s the difference between attending a program and getting certified to teach?
Completing an educator preparation program is the first of five steps to getting certified to teach in Texas. If that sounds like a lot, don’t worry, we’ll be with you the whole time.
What types of programs are there?
There are educator preparation programs that cater to almost anyone’s life situation, but the most common are:
- Undergraduate certification + Bachelor’s
- Post-graduate, traditional certification
- Post-graduate, alternative certification
- Post-graduate, residency model
Head over to About Programs to learn more.
What criteria should I use when looking for an educator preparation program?
Every program offers its own unique approach to teacher preparation, but you can still compare them. Key criteria that set programs apart include hands-on experience, preparation for diverse populations, mentoring and coaching, and commitment to improvement.
Check out Explore Programs to find your match.
We partnered with nine programs in Houston that are ready for you to discover. Check out our list to start your search. Each program profile overviews what to expect, program hallmarks like hands-on experience and preparation for diverse populations, and insider info from current students.
Some programs have rolling deadlines, and others only accept applications a few times a year. Review all Houston educator preparation program deadlines in one place. If you’re ready to apply, start an application checklist.
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