Inspire. Be inspired.
The Accelerate Online Teacher Certification Program is an innovative approach to preparing secondary teachers to teach in the State of Texas. Since 2003, our state-approved program has offered the convenience of an online alternative certification program. Enrollment at Texas A&M University is not required to participate in the Accelerate Online program.
Our candidates receive the knowledge and support necessary to become teachers who facilitate successful student learning. As they inspire their students, they will be inspired by their students!
Ag Science & Technology 6-12
English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
Life Science 7-12
Physical Science 6-12
Science 7-12 (Composite)
Social Studies 7-12 (Composite)
Accelerate Online is a 12-18 month program that provides an individual with the flexibility of completing teacher certification preparation through
• online instruction with 24/7 access
• 40-hour Field Experience
• possibility of a year-long paid internship in a secondary Texas public, approved charter, or approved private school.
Candidates who opt to pursue a paid internship with probationary certification will apply for teaching positions, interview, and, if offered a position, be hired as a teacher of record with the same pay, benefits, duties, and responsibilities as any beginning teacher.
Accelerate Online Teacher Certification Program is divided into two parts:
- Pre-Internship: preparing for teaching through a 40-hour field experience and on-line coursework highlighting educational pedagogy, ethics, classroom management, and content-area teaching. The Pre-Internship is completed prior to a candidate accepting a teaching position.
- Internship: becoming a teacher of record during the regular school year and having the support of an Intern Support Team (Campus Mentor Teacher, Principal, and University Supervisor).
Teaching, Learning & Culture - Accelerate Online
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