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Dallas ISD Alternative Certification has the singular focus of preparing a wave of new educators in Dallas ISD that are equipped with the training and support necessary to maximize the opportunities and face the challenges impacting student achievement.

  • School District
  • Dallas, TX
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Dallas ISD Alternative Certification
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Alternative Certification Teacher Academy
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Certification-only
Alternative Certification Teacher Academy
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
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Program Info

Dallas ISD Alternative Certification has the singular focus of preparing a wave of new educators in Dallas ISD that are equipped with the training and support necessary to maximize the opportunities and face the challenges impacting student achievement. Great change requires great teachers, and Dallas ISD Alternative Certification is dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to get there. In order to transform the educational landscape for children in Dallas, it is not enough to simply make changes without purpose. We must work together to ensure our children are receiving the education they deserve, and Dallas ISD is committed to ensuring all students in our community are the beneficiaries of an outstanding education. As a program of Dallas ISD, Dallas ISD Alternative Certification supports the efforts of the district by being steadfastly committed to the transformation of teacher preparation. Dallas ISD Alternative Certification is now accepting applicants for cohort 54. Find more information about the application process here.

  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Aug. 14, 2021
    Fall
  • Jul. 20, 2022
    Summer
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Tuition & Fees
$5,385
In State Tuition
$5,385
Out of State Tuition
$85
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
Students at Dallas ISD Alternative Certification have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Dallas ISD Alternative Certification to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
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Certifications
Art (Pre-K-12)
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
Core Subjects / Bilingual Education Supplemental (Pre-K-6)
Core Subjects / English as a Second Language Supplemental (4-8)
Core Subjects / Special Education Supplemental (Pre-K-6)
English Language Arts and Reading / English as a Second Language Supplemental (7-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (7-12)
Physical Education (Pre-K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Spanish (Pre-K-12)
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Applicant Info

Dallas ISD Alternative Certification looks for individuals who believe every child has the ability to succeed academically and who are committed to improving educational equity across Dallas. Whether you are a recent college graduate who had never considered teaching or a career changer looking to explore a new and meaningful career, Dallas ISD Alternative Certification is ready to support your transition into the field of education.  

As a participant in Dallas ISD Alternative Certification, you are responsible for the full academy tuition. The Mentor Teacher Fee and Internship Tuition are the only fees that can be taken in equal installments through paycheck deduction in your first year of teaching, or they can be paid in one lump sum.

Click here for more information about tuition and fees.

If hired as a teacher in Dallas ISD, new teacher salaries begin at $54,000, with future, performance-based increases as determined by the Teacher Excellence Initiative. As an educator in Dallas ISD, your compensation and future opportunities within the district are ultimately driven by the Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI), DISD’s teacher evaluation system. Dallas ISD Alternative Certification's goal as a program is to develop your skills in preparation for success with TEI, which will enable you to have a rewarding career while also having a positive impact on the lives of children across Dallas ISD.

Program Phases/Pathways Overview

  • If you have not taken your subject test, start here— Content Test Training & Preparation

  • If you've taken your subject test, start here— Pre-Service Training

  • Internship

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

  • Mentoring and Coaching

  • Commitment to Improvement

Stats
117
Total Enrollment
2.50
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
3.00
Entry GPA Med
378
Program Completers
n/a
Acceptance Rate
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 32%
  • 68%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 54%
  • 33%
  • 0%
  • 11%
  • 2%
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