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Choose Your Teaching Training Program

Great teachers aren't born. They're made.

To become a fully certified teacher in a public school, you need to graduate from an approved teacher preparation program (TPP). TPPs arm you with the skills and knowledge to teach in your chosen grade and subject. Not all TPPs are the same, though.

Let’s break it down and find the right next step for you, whether it's working with students in a volunteer or paid role or choosing a prep program.

How to Pick a TPP

Here's what current teachers, teacher prep program officials, and school district HR chiefs (you know, the experts) say you should look for when selecting a prep program.

4 Ways to Complete Your Teacher Training

Everyone approaches the teaching profession differently. Select the tab that is most similar to your situation.

Not All Programs Offer Everything

Double-check that your program:

Find and Compare Programs

Ready to explore some TPPs? Check out the partner teacher preparation programs in Dallas-Fort Worth to find a program that fits your preferences.

Need help thinking through your options? Get free advice with Talk to a Teacher. Chat with an expert to talk more about your choices for teacher prep.

And remember, when you are ready to apply, use My Application Coach to keep track of your applications and take advantage of free advice and best practices.