WELCOME TO THE ALTERNATIVE
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

 

 

The Alternative Certification Program at Dallas Christian College provides highly qualified individuals with a bachelor degree the opportunity to launch a successful career in education with Texas public school certification. The need for effective teachers in Texas is critical and widely acknowledged. The need for teachers who experience confidence and joy in teaching because of successful, research-based practices is even more critical to retaining those teachers in Texas schools. DCCs Alternative Certification Program will provide opportunities for teacher candidates to pursue a career in education while making a positive contribution to a local school. The Program is based on the standards for Texas educators and is fully approved by the Texas Education Agency and the State Board for Educator Certification and qualified to provide standard Texas Teacher Certifications to eligible candidates. The E.L. and Sue Derr Teacher Education Department of DCC provides the Alternative Certification Program.

Credit Hours

Field Observation Hours

Week Clinical Teaching (Option 1)

Full School Year Internship (Option 2)

ACP CERTIFICATION AREAS

E

Early Childhood to Grade 6

Core Subjects (EC-6)

E

Grades 4 through 8

Core Subjects (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

E

Grades 7 through 12

English Language Arts and Reading
Mathematics
Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Studies

E

All Level - Early Childhood through Grade 12

Art
Music
Physical Education

ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

E

2.75 Overall GPA

E

Conferred Bachelor Degree by an accredited college

E

PACT Scores

E

ACP Application

E

3.00 Content GPA

E

Teaching Philosophy

Submitted teaching philosophy (must be typed, 12 font, double-spaced)
E

A Grade of B or Better

A grade of B or better in ENGL 1310, ENGL 1320, and SPCH 2310
E

Program Sheet

Completed program sheet for advisement

2019-2020 Catalog

E

References

Three completed canidate references
E

DCC Admissions Process (Transfer Students)

Must be accepted to DCC by completing the DCC admissions process
E

Admission Interview

Contact the Teacher Education Department

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