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 2909 N. Buckner Blvd. 4th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75228
Phone: (972) 925-6700
Fax: (972) 794-3531
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  • How can I apply for the program?

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    Click here to apply for the Dallas Alternative Certification Program.  You will be directed to the district online employment application page.  Be sure to select the job, Alternative Certification Teacher.
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  • When will the next training program start?

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    Training cycles will be determined based on need.  Our next training cycle will start in June of 2014.  Keep checking our website for future training cycle announcements.
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  • What are the requirements to be accepted into the program?

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    A successful applicant will have  a four-year college degree or the equivalent (such as a titulo) from a regionally accredited college or university.  They will also have an overall 2.5 grade point average or a 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 hours of coursework.
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  • How much does the program cost?

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    The total cost of the training program typically costs $3500.00 with some additional non-program fees.  Click here for a detailed breakdown.
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Application Information

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for all certification areas.

About Us

Since 1986, the Dallas ISD ACP program has prepared thousands of teachers for the school district. Many have become school leaders in Dallas ISD and other school districts. Through a continuous-improvement process, the Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program remains one of the top educator preparation programs in the state. The Dallas ISD-ACP has several advantages over other alternative certification programs:

  • Intensive Summer Training
  • Knowledgeable ACP Coordinator
  • Dallas ISD New Teacher Support
  • Collaborate with TWU for graduate coursework
  • Access to four scholarship programs valued at $3,000.00
  • Approved site for:
    • Veterans Administration
    • Troops to Teachers
    • College Access Loan
    • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Lower program fees than other area programs

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