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ACT Alternative Certification for Teachers in San Antonio

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Fall 2018 / 2019 Activities

**BE SURE TO READ IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM ACT***

Office hours: M-Th 10-5 pm

Call today for an application appointment held Monday - Thursday.

Appointment times: Monday 2 pm, Tuesday 10 am and 2 pm, Wednesday 2pm, and Thursday 10 am. Evening appointments are available on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.

Once you secure employment, you need to call the office so we can schedule you in for Internship Orientation.

Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

  • August 28 - First day of school for most schools
  • September 3 - Office closed for Labor Day
  • October 8 - Office closed for Columbus Day
  • November 1-15 - Accepting applications for 2017 Clinical Teachers
  • November 19-23 - Office closed for Thanksgiving
  • December 21 - January 4 - Office closed for Christmas Break
  • January 21 - Office closed for MLK Day
  • February 18 - Office closed for President’s Day
  • May 1-15 - Accepting applications for Fall 2018 Clinical Teachers
  • May 27 - Office Closed for Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Office closed for Independence Day

Need Observation time?

Do you need assistance in setting up your 30 hours of field based experiences?

The first and best option is for you to gain field based experiences as a parent volunteer at your child's school. Chances are, you have already been cleared to be on campus as a parent, and you can contact the campus directly and set up parent volunteer hours.

If that is not an option, you will need to apply to a district for observation hours, and each district has a different procedure.

For Face to Face observations: The first best option is for you to go on to your childs’ campus as a parent volunteer.

To schedule Face to Face observations:

Killeen ISD: www.killeenisd.org > Information (top banner) > Community Links > Student Teacher Observation Information > Interns / Observers > Complete paperwork and follow directions.

Copperas Cove ISD: www.ccisd.com > Employment (top banner) > Student Teachers > Complete paperwork and follow directions.

Belton ISD: www.bisd.net > Employment > Observation Request > Complete information.

Temple ISD: www.tisd.org > Departments > Human Resources > Teacher Observation Hours > Complete paperwork and follow directions.

Some districts will only allow observations in high need areas, some districts may take up to 2-3 weeks to reply with approval.

Be patient and we will notify you as soon as approval comes in.


Program NEWS - 9/12/2017

September 2017

We are cleaning up folders! Since we keep our candidates active for 2 full years, you may be hearing from us soon to check your status ;and see how we can help you move to JOB READY!

Take ALL your TExES tests via PACT BEFORE you sign up for the training component.

Since there is a 5 test limit on each teacher certification exam, it is important that you contact our office with your test results. ACT will be offering remeditaion opportunities after every unsuccessfull attempt to help you pass your exams. Documentation of these remediation efforts will be necessary should you reach your testing limit and decide to apply for a testing waiver with TEA.

Once your training component or field based observations become 5 years old, you will need re-do both activities to remain current. Please notify our office to discuss your options. Our office will keep your file active for 2 years which is plenty of time to compelte the requirements to look for a teaching position. We will only keep files in the "inactive status" for one year before we professionally dispose of your information.

EC-6 CORE and 4-8 CORE - Read the Preparation manual carefully to make sure you understand the options for retaking subtests.


Considering Clinical Teaching in Spring 2019?

Clinical teaching is a 14 week placement with a fully certified teacher and is open to any ACT candidate that has completed all the requirements (including field based experiences!) This option could be especially beneficial to candidates that have passed all their testing requirements. Complete the application from our website and turn it in at the office.