Teaching creates all other professions. ~Author Unknown
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren

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Accelerate Online helps to prepare quality Texas educators for a rewarding career in education.

We offer a non-traditional route to teacher certification designed for individuals already holding a bachelor's degree or enrolled in their final semester at Texas A&M University- College Station.

Because Accelerate Online is a fully-online program, you can live anywhere in Texas to complete the program!

In 12-18 months, an individual may complete standard teacher certification preparation through:

  • online instruction with 24/7 access in effective instructional planning, teaching strategies and classroom management skills
  • 40-hour Field Experience
  • a year-long paid internship in a secondary Texas public, approved charter, or approved private school or an unpaid 60-school day clinical teaching assignment in a secondary Texas public school

Enrollment at Texas A&M University is not required to participate in the Accelerate Online program.

 

CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12

Chemistry 7-12

Chinese EC-12

Dance 8-12

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

HOW THE ACCELARATE ONLINE PROGRAM WORKS

The Accelerate Online Teacher Certification Program is divided into two segments:

1) Initial Preparation, and

2) Internship or Clinical Teaching

 

Initial Preparation

Teacher candidates prepare for teaching through a 40-hour field experience and on-line courses/assignments highlighting educational pedagogy, ethics, classroom management, and instructional strategies. Initial Preparation is completed prior to a candidate accepting a teaching position or beginning a clinical teaching assignment.

Internship

Candidates may opt to pursue a paid internship. They will apply for teaching positions, interview, and, if offered a position, be hired as a teacher of record at any secondary Texas  public, approved charter, or approved private school for one school year with a Probationary Certificate (same pay, benefits, duties, and responsibilities as any beginning teacher).

Interns will be supported throughout the school year by an Intern Support Team, comprised of a Campus Mentor Teacher, Principal, and a University Supervisor assigned by Accelerate Online.

All Initial Preparation requirements for the Accelerate Online Program (modules, field experience and all associated submissions) must be completed prior to clinical teaching.
 

Clinical Teaching (formerly known as student teaching)

In lieu of an internship, candidates may opt for an unpaid clinical teaching assignment (formerly known as student teaching). The clinical teaching assignment will be coordinated through TAMU’s Clinical Teaching Office and is a 60 (school) day classroom placement in the area of certification sought.

This is a one-time option for Accelerate Online candidates and takes place during the spring semester, beginning the day the day school district students return from Winter Break.

All Initial Preparation requirements for the Accelerate Online Program (modules, field experience and all associated submissions) must be completed prior to clinical teaching.

 

Training Acknowledgement Form

Teaching, Learning & Culture - Accelerate Online

Training Acknowledgement Form

Intern Self-Rating Form

Please help us continue to improve the Accelerate Online program by completing the items below.  Rate your preparation and performance in the following areas.

Pedagogical Knowledge/Skill

University Supervisor Assessment by Intern

Think of the interactions you had with your University Field Supervisor when answering the following questions:

  • Almost always  (AA)– All or almost all of the time the action was performed by the field supervisor
  • Frequently  (F)– most of the time the action was performed by the field supervisor
  • Occasionally (O)– some of the time the action was performed by the field supervisor
  • Rarely (R) – infrequently or never the action was performed by the field supervisor
To what extent did the University Field Supervisor …
Please select YES or NO in answering the following questions about the quality of university field supervision received by the beginning teacher.

Interest Form

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