News and Announcements
Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness
The United States Department of Education (USDE) has approved the 2015-2016 teacher shortage areas submitted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The approved shortage areas give administrators the ability to recruit and retain qualified teachers and to help reward teachers for their hard work using the loan forgiveness opportunities. Download the pdf for more details Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness
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ACT Central Texas recruits teacher candidates year round. Now is the perfect time to start working toward teacher certification so that you can begin in the teaching profession! Call today for an application appointment held on Monday through Thursday. We can evaluate your transcripts as you take our critical thinking appraisal and you can soon be on your way to becoming a certified teacher!
Institute are regularly scheduled in September, February, and June / July. Check our Institute Calendar to get the most current schedule. You must pay to reserve your spot so get signed up and begin your modules right away.
Fall 2016/ 2017 Activities
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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 2016/Spring2017 Dates:
October 10 - Office closed for Columbus Day
November 1-15 - Accepting application for Spring 2017 Clinical Teaching
November 21-25 - Office closed for Thanksgiving
December 16-January 2 - Office closed for Christmas Break
January 11 - Deadline for February Institute (Evening Classes)
January 16 - Office closed for MLK
February 13- 16 - Spring Institute (Evening Classes)
February 20 - Office closed for Presidents Day
February 27 – March 2 - Spring Institute
March 13-17 - Office closed for Spring Break
March 25 - PPR Review
May 1-15 - Accepting application for Fall Clinical Teaching
May 10 - Deadline for June Institute (Evening Classes)
May 29 - Office closed for Memorial Day
June12-15 - June Institute (Evening Classes)
June 26-29 - June Institute 9Evening Classes)
June 28 - Deadline for July Institute (day Classes)
July 17-20 - July Institute (Day Class) 10 PARTICIPANTS RREQUIRED
Program NEWS - 2/17/2016
AS OF 3/1/2016 - 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.
NEWS for EC-6 Generalist (#191) or 4-8 Generalist (#111): If you have passed the EC-6 Generalist or 4-8 content exam, the last time that you could use these exams for certification would be to get certified through a CLINICAL TEACHING placement: Fall, 2016 or Spring 2017.
AS OF 9/1/2015 - TEA has now put a TEST LIMIT on the number of attempts you have to pass your certification exams. You will need to pass your exam within 5 attempts - so take full advantage of all the test material that we have to offer!
Once your training component is 5 years old, you will need to complete a "refresher course" that includes new training requirements from TEA. 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 Generalist and 4-8 CORE Generalist - Read the Preparation manual carefully to make sure you understand the options for retaking subtests.
Considering Clinical Teaching in Fall 2016?
Clinical teaching is open to any ACT candidate that has completed all the requirements (including field based experiences!) and 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.