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Teacher preparation programs in Dallas-Fort Worth
Selecting a teacher preparation program that is a good fit and prepares you well is an important decision. While there is no magic formula, there are steps you can take to find the best fit for you.

Get Certified in Dallas-Fort Worth

You can search for and find over 30 educator preparation programs that serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area. These programs vary in many ways, including program size, cost, duration, student demographics, requirements, certification type (traditional vs. alternative) and more. 


As you compare options, consider if the program:

  • Offers hands-on pre-service experience in the classroom, where you observe and practice with a teacher who is effective and experienced?
  • Prepares you to work with diverse student populations and be well prepared to meet the unique academic, social and emotional needs of individual students?
  • Provides an experienced mentor/coach to provide meaningful feedback during your certification process?
  • Shows commitment to continuous improvement and collecting, sharing and using data to improve features of their educator-preparation programs for the benefit of students?

Featured Programs

These programs have extended profiles with additional detail about their missions, designs and student outcomes.

Other Programs Serving Dallas-Fort Worth

These additional programs have developed many teachers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


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