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    Program Cost



     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

    Application Fee (non-refundable/non-transferable)


    Phase I: Content Test Training & Preparation


    Phase II: Pre-Service Training & PPR Test Preparation


    Mentor Teacher Fee


    Phase III: Internship Tuition


    Fees Paid To Other Organizations

    Candidate Pre - Screener


    TX PACT Exam


    TExES PPR Exam


    TExES Content Exam


    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.


    Ways to Pay for Training

    Automatic Payroll Deduction*Applicants who are selected into the program will be automatically enrolled into payroll deductions during Phase III (the internship stage).  Please note that you must successfully complete the program and meet all the requirements in order to be eligible for this option. 
    If you withdraw from the program or you do not successfully complete it, you are responsible for covering all costs.

    Loans or ScholarshipsIf 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. More information will be shared directly with those eligible for this assistance.
        • 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 09/21/2020