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The Region 10 Teacher Certification Program is a state-accredited alternative certification program that provides an opportunity for highly-qualified individuals to gain Texas alternative teacher certification.

The Region 10 Teacher Certification Program prepares participants to be successful educators through a combination of rigorous coursework and field-based experience.


Applicants complete an online application and submit the required documents.

Application Instructions

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Certification Areas per Consultant

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  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources    6-12
  • Business & Finance  6-12
  • Family & Consumer Sciences 6-12
  • Health Science 6-12
  • Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Sciences 8-12
  • Human Development & Family Studies 6-12 (FCS)
  • Marketing 6-12
  • Technology Education 6-12
  • Trade & Industrial Education 6-12
  • Art EC-12
  • Computer Science 8-12
  • Core Subjects   4-8
  • Dance 6-12
  • Health EC-12
  • Math 4-8 or 7-12
  • Music EC-12
  • Physical Education EC-12
  • Science 4-8 or 7-12
  • Theatre EC-12
  • Technology Applications   EC-12
  • Bilingual Education
  • Core Subjects EC-6
  • LOTE: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish EC-12
  • Special Education  EC-12
  • English Language Arts & Reading 4-8 or 7-12
  • History 7-12
  • Journalism 7-12
  • Speech 7-12
  • Social Studies   4-8 or 7-12

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  • Our programs are recognized leaders in alternative certification.

  • Our reputation for producing successful, professional educators gives our candidates a definite advantage in the alternative certification market.


"I am incredibly thankful to Region 10's alternative certification program. From the beginning of my certification process, the amazing teacher preparation staff was instrumental in my success of becoming the very best teacher that I could be. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love every day. It truly is not a job; it's my calling!"


Candidates, individuals accepted into the program, complete the following requirements:

  • Welcome to Teacher Certification with Region 10 (Orientation) - An online introduction that explains the certification process, program requirements, and course descriptions.
  • Field-Based Experience (FBE) - Candidates must complete 30 hours of field-based experience through classroom observations and interaction.
  • Coursework and Test Preparation - Online and face-to-face courses provide foundational information, methodology and best teaching practices.  Reviews and practice test are provided for the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 and the English as a Second Language Supplemental (if required).

Payment/Program Status

Online Learning

Two Certification Routes for completing Alternative Certification

Participants complete a teaching practicum in a school district, charter, or accredited private school through one of these two options:


  • The internship route is open to all program candidates.  Interns complete one school year (two consecutive semesters) in a paid teaching position.

Clinical Teaching Experience (CTE)

  • The clinical teaching experience (CTE) route requires an additional screening process. Selected candidates serve 15 weeks in a non-paid position with a cooperating mentor teacher.  We are accepting applications for the CTE Fall 2019 from February 28, 2019 to March 22, 2019. CTE Application form.
  • Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants are recommended for a Texas Standard Certificate.  The Educator Preparation Programs Advisory Board considers recommendations and gives approval for certification.


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