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Certification Process

Interns will be recommended to be certified as a teacher in Texas if they meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully completed training
  • Complete university coursework, if required
  • Any online non-credit coursework as scheduled during the internship
  • Attend all Follow-Up Training Sessions
  • Attend all Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) preparation study sessions
  • Take the TExES Pre-test and Post-test exams as scheduled by the AC Program
  • Passing score on the appropriate content area TExES exam
  • Passing score on the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities 160 TExES exam
  • Meet the proficient appraisal requirements of the state and local district
  • Fulfill all of the requirements of a full-time teacher as required by the state, the district, the superintendent, and the principal 
  • Recommended for certification by the school building principal, the mentor teacher, and the ACP professional staff 
  • Fulfill any and all other program requirements determined by the AC staff
  • A passing score of 26 on the TOEFL IBT is required of all graduates of international universities. The Dallas ISD AC Program Code for TOEFL is 8613