It is in your hands to make a difference. -Nelson Mandela

Changing the world one teacher at a time.

 

Here at Accelerate Online, we offer a non-traditional route to teacher certification. If you already hold a bachelor's degree or are currently enrolled in your final semester of college coursework, we can help you become a teacher!

  • Fully online, all the time - 24/7 access
  • Affiliated with Texas A&M University
  • Affordable payment plan
  • Teacher certified in 12-18 months 

 

CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12
  • Chemistry 7-12
  • Chinese EC-12
  • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
  • History 7-12
  • Life Science 7-12    
  • Mathematics 7-12
  • Physical Science 6-12
  • Physics/Mathematics 7-12
  • Science 7-12
  • Social Studies 7-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • College students may be considered in their final semester
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours
  • A 2.75 GPA in content-area coursework
  • Passing score on a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)
  • U. S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Completed Criminal History check

For graduates of universities outside of the United States:

Transcripts must be evaluated by a TEA approved foreign credential service. The report should specifically state if you received the U. S. equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in your subject area and provide a detailed list of all coursework.

If the university's primary language of instruction is not English, you must pass all four sections (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

 

 

Lesson Plan

Think SWBAT: The student will be able to...
Creating a sense of anticipation in the students...
The teacher tells the information, vocabulary and/or skills the students need to know to learn the material...
The teacher shows or demonstrates what the finished product/learning looks like...
The teacher uses a variety of questioning strategies to see if the students "get it"...
Students practice the skills individually, in pairs, or in groups...
Students review and summarize the learning...
Students do the learning task by themselves...

FBE District/Campus Setting

All field experiences must be done in a public or TEA-approved school setting and must be in the area in which you are seeking certification.

For each school that you conduct a field-based experience, please complete and submit this form  PRIOR to beginning your field-based observation. 

 

I understand that the FBE is for the purpose of meeting state and program requirements and must be conducted in schools accredited with the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

University Supervisor IST Meeting Acknowledgement

UPON COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THIS FORM, I ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING:

 

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Attendees

University Supervisor Application

This application is for the role of University Supervisor for Accelerate Online, an alternative teacher certification program affiliated with with the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at at Texas A&M University.  Please review the qualifications and expectations for TLAC University Supervisors below. 

Supervisor Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree

  • 3 years teaching experience

  • hold a current Texas teaching certificate

Acknowledgment
I hereby acknowledge to be considered for the position, a copy of my current resume and Texas teaching certificate/s must be submitted to the Accelerate Online Program via email.
Applicant information
Thank you!
We appreciate your interest in working with Accelerate Online as a University Supervisor. Your TLAC Field Experience application will be shared with the program for consideration. Please feel free to email accelerate@education.tamu.edu with any questions.
Experience
Professional Reference
Accelerate Online - TAMU
Please email accelerate@tamu.edu with any questions. Our department looks forward to the possibility of working together as we mentor the next generation of teachers!

INTERN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECORD

50 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

May be obtained by participating in:

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Professional Development Option 7
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APPLICANT RECOMMENDATION FORM

The person emailing this form to you is applying to the Accelerate Online -TAMU alternative teacher certification program. Please assist us by giving your honest feedback and completing this form as quickly as possible. This information will be considered strictly confidential.

 

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Effective communication *
Initiative and motivation *
Work ethic *
Organizational skills *
Emotional stability/maturity *
Dependability *
Punctuality *
Cooperation *
Enthusiasm *
Academic and/or professional preparation *

Acknowledgement

UPON COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THIS FORM, 

I ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING:

  • I have completed the required dyslexia training provided by Accelerate Online-TAMU.
  • I have been provided the Accelerate Online Program assignments and expectations for the upcoming school year. 

Fall Professional Learning Artifact

Select one of the professional learning opportunities in which you participated…

Master Teacher Observation

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LESSON/TEACHING STRATEGIES
STUDENT/TEACHER INTERACTION & MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
WRAPPING UP

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