TEACH for Houston Logo
forHouston
Three persons talking, woman smiling, near lockers.
Teaching Excellence
Teaching Excellence
About

The Teaching Excellence program provides transformational support through proven coaching strategies, impactful professional learning and a streamlined Alternative Certification Pathway (ACP) for all teachers new to YES Prep, as well as select teachers from KIPP Houston, Spring Branch ISD, BakerRipley, Etoile Academy, Yellowstone Academy/Charter Prep, and Aldine ISD.

Teaching Excellence exists to accelerate teacher effectiveness in year one and beyond. For over a decade Teaching Excellence (TE) has existed to transform talent by providing exceptional coaching and professional development in order to accelerate teacher effectiveness.

TE offers rigorous and relevant training along with individualized coaching support to increase teacher effectiveness and propel teachers’ classrooms to new levels. Proven and adopted by schools aiming for higher standards, Teaching Excellence has been responsible for the development and certification of literally thousands of teachers across Houston.

  • College or University
  • Houston, TX
Institution Links
Quote Bubble Icon

TE thinks through every aspect of what makes a teacher successful and rolls them out throughout the year at times when they feel extremely relevant to me. I am learning strategies and concepts at the times I really need them.

Annie McDonald

Teaching Excellence
Teaching Excellence
Visit Website
Certification-only
Alternative Certification Program
  • From 10 to 15 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Relevant Links
Program Info

The Teaching Excellence program provides transformational support through proven coaching strategies, impactful professional learning and a streamlined Alternative Certification Pathway (ACP) for all teachers new to YES Prep, as well as select teachers from KIPP Houston, Spring Branch ISD, BakerRipley, Etoile Academy, Yellowstone Academy/Charter Prep and Aldine ISD.

Teaching Excellence has existed for over a decade to accelerate teacher effectiveness and transform talent by providing exceptional coaching and professional development. 

TE offers rigorous and relevant training, along with individualized coaching support, to increase teacher effectiveness and propel teachers’ classrooms to new levels. Proven and adopted by schools aiming for higher standards, Teaching Excellence has been responsible for the development and certification of literally thousands of teachers across Houston.

Relevant Links
  • From 10 to 15 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • May 15, 2023
    Spring
  • Jun. 15, 2023
    Summer

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $5,500

    In State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Teaching Excellence have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Teaching Excellence to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
$240-$4,750+
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Certifications
Art (Pre-K-12)
Bilingual Education / Spanish Supplemental
English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
French (Pre-K-12)
History (7-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (Pre-K-12)
Physical Education (Pre-K-12)
Science (4-8)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (4-8)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (Pre-K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

Get Started
Own the application process. Start a checklist to put yourself on track to becoming the best teacher you can be.