Application Process

  • We are always looking for teachers that are willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen for kids! Our application is currently open and will close on May 06, 2019. 
    Applicants must complete an online application that includes personal and professional information as well as a written assessment and a short math assessment will be completed for those candidates seeking any generalists or special education certifications. 


    1. Click START to begin the application.
    2. Complete all personal information sections.
    3. For "Vacancy Desired" make sure JOB ID 56437 is checked.
    4. Complete all required fields of the application.
    5. Once on the confirmation page, make sure all required fields are complete.
    6. Click Finish and Submit at the bottom of the page.
    Now that you've applied, learn more about completing your initial TExES content exam. 


    *In the event that you cannot upload your transcripts, please send official copies to the following address. Please note, that any transcripts sent to our office must be official (sealed) and will not be returned in the event that you are not accepted into our program.
    *Reminder, if you are submitting an electronic transcript from the University please email your electronic transcript to
    HISD-Alternative Certification Program
    Attn: Transcripts
    PO Box 8768
    Houston, TX 77009
    Hand Delivery Option
    HISD-Alternative Certification Program
    Attn: Conya Barreras
    Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center
    4400 West 18th Street
    Houston, TX 77092
    If your degree was awarded by a college or university outside of the United States, you will need a course-by-course evaluation of your transcript. Please see the list of Foreign Degree Translation Companies to contact an agency that provides this service. 

    **All applications are initially screened by Houston ISD's Human Resources department. Those applicants who clear the HR screen and meet all ACP requirements will receive an invitation to a selection interview as scheduled by the Effective Teacher Fellowship. Those applicants who do not clear the initial HR screen will not qualify to be screened by the Effective Teacher Fellowship.

    If you have questions concerning the application process, please call our office at 713-742-4911.