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

Changing the world one teacher at a time.

 

Accredited since 2004,  Accelerate Online-TAMU has offered an alternative 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

If you graduated from a non-US college or university, you must: 

To be exempted from the TOEFL testing requirement, a certification candidate must have earned a undergradate or graduate degree from instituition of higher education in a country in which English is the official language.  See the SBEC approved list of countries.

 

Intern PD Record-35 Hours

35 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD)

The Texas Education Agency requires all teachers to document a minimum of 150 hours of professional development within their first 5 years of teaching.

 

Accelerate Online requires that you document 35 hours of PD throughout the internship year. Not all of the PD Session fields below need to be filled in; only up to the 35 hour mark is required.

 

PD hours may be obtained by participating in:

PD Session
What key learning are you taking from this PD session?
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AO-AggieTEACH Interest Form

CONTACT INFORMATION
CERTIFICATION

AO-AggieTEACH Application

Before you apply, have you emailed your TExES Score Report to Accelerate Online?

If you answer YES, you are ready to apply!

BUT WAIT! AS YOU BEGIN FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO...

 

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:

 

Intern Support Team Meeting
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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!

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