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Program Info

The Teach18 Teacher Certification Program gives aspiring teachers an innovative and supportive pathway to a career in West Texas schools. Learn more about Teach18's application process, requirements, and costs.

Application Process

1. Submit an application. 

Tell us about yourself! Share your contact information, education, and previous experience. We will review your qualifications and determine your Teach18 eligibility. 

2. Attend an interview. 

If you meet the program qualifications, you will receive an email inviting you to attend an interview. During the interview, you will complete a pre-test and short essay, and meet with our team to answer a few questions. We hope you can join us in-person, but phone interviews are available for applicants outside of the region.

3. Admission notification. 

If you are accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via e-mail, contingent on the submission of all required documents, including official transcripts from all institutions and references. 

4. Sign offer letter. 

If you are accepted, sign your offer and return it to Teach18. You will receive a formal offer letter at orientation once all required documents are collected.

Requirements

To be eligible for the Teach18 Teacher Certification Program, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree*
  • Have a 2.5 or better GPA
  • Be eligible for exemption from the Texas Success Initiative requirements
  • Meet TEA requirements for demonstrating content area proficiency through coursework or passing score on state test(s)
  • Meet all legal requirements to work in the United States 
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug test before the start of training 

For information regarding international applicants, please click here.

* Applicants with degrees from oversea universities must have their transcripts interpreted by the Foreign Credentials Service of America and delivered to Teach18 by the application deadline.

Costs

For more information related to program costs, please contact the Certification Office at 432-561-4317 or 432-567-3227.

Certification Areas

The following content areas are identified as our highest-need subjects and the content areas most closely aligned to our training and resources. These are the certifications that applicants interested in Teach18 can select from:

Elementary (EC-8)Secondary (7-12)Supplemental (EC-12)
EC-6 Core SubjectsEnglish Language Arts (ELA)Bilingual**
4-8 Core SubjectsMathSpecial Education**
Math 4-8SciencePhysical Education
Science 4-8History
Social Studies 4-8Social Studies
English Language Arts (ELA) 4-8
*If you are pursuing a supplemental certification, you must also obtain a primary certification.

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