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    Program Cost



    Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program Expense Summary 
    Please refer to our detailed expense summary for a comprehensive overview of costs associated with pre-service training, licensure and district hiring



    Fees Paid To Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program 

    Phase 57 - Application Fee



    Phase I: Content Test Preparation & Video Based Classroom Observations


    Phase II: Pre-Service Training & PPR Test Preparation


    Phase III: Internship Tuition


    Fees Paid To Other Entities 

    Talent Science Pre-Screener

    No Cost - associated with application

    TX PACT Examination 


    TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilties (PPR) Examination


    TExES Content Examination 


    Probationary Teaching Certificate




    Standard Teaching Certificate


    TOEFL-iBT test (out of country applicants) Institution Code for Score Reporting: 8316


    NOTE: The cost estimates are provided as a guideline for interested applicants and are subject to change without notice.  Fees are nonrefundable/nontransferrable.  

    * click here for the Content Test Preparation & Video Based Classroom Experience Itemized Services

    Automatic Payroll DeductionThe Internship tuition and will be automatically payroll deducted starting your Phase III - the internship stage.   
    If you withdraw from the program or you do not successfully complete the program, you are responsible for covering all costs.


    Financial Aid Sources


    Loans or Scholarships 

    If you are interested in pursuing a loan to assist with tuition expenses, you must do so independently, as eligibility varies.

        • Please click HERE for information on a scholarship from the Texas Retired Teachers Association.
        • Troops to Teachers: Funding may be available for United States military veterans. Interns should reach out directly to Troops to Teachers to learn more.
        • Additional scholarships are sometimes made available to Dallas ISD ACP interns through North Texas workforce entities.  Information will be shared when it comes available.
        • The Texas Education Agency maintains a list of financial aid sources for those interested in teaching. Feel free to explore these as you wish.
        • Dallas ISD ACP has partnered with the Association of Hispanic School Administrators (AHSA) to provide a special application fee scholarship to support our Males of Color program initiative. These applicants are selected as funds are available, so if you are interested please contact alternativecertification@dallasisd.org


    Schedule of Services & Fees

    Schedule of Fees and Services



    Revised 03/25/2021