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    Beginning 1/27/2020 applicants enrolling in a preparation program that requires a PACT exam must complete a passing score on the appropriate content certification examination (TX PACT). TExES exams will no longer be used for PACT purposes beginning 1/27/2020. For more information on this transition please click here. If you do not meet the undergraduate hours in the certification area you are seeking, be prepared to take the TX-PACT in that particular area.  

     Phase 54

    Note: All supplemental subjects must be paired with a non-supplemental subject area for admission.


    What is the difference between Bilingual and ESL?

    In an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, students who speak many different languages are all taught by the same teacher. The teacher only speaks English and is not required to speak the native language of any members of the class. All teaching is done in English.

    In a Bilingual Education classroom, all the students in the class speak the same language. The teacher also speaks the language. The way that a bilingual education class generally works is that the teacher teaches in both English and the students' native language, eventually switching over to teaching only in English.


    What are the program cycle dates and timelines? 

    If you're interested in the specific dates concerning the Dallas ISD AC Program, please find the infographics below:


    Application deadline: July 20, 2020, for ELAR 7-12 w/ESL and LOTE (Spanish) applicants

    Application deadline: August 31, 2020, for General (all other certification area) applicants

    Revised 06/10/2020