• Pathway to Certification 

     
    Pre-Service Training
    Candidates will...
    • Complete 30 hours of field experience on an HISD campus.
    • Applicants will be required to participate in 150 credit hours of professional development courses provided by our Teacher Development Specialists.

    Internship:
     Interns will...

    • Complete a year-long internship as full-time teachers on campuses across the district.
    • Accumulate 150 credit hours of professional development throughout their internship. This includes attending in-person professional learning courses, completing online modules, and participating in educational book studies.
    • Receive live coaching, modeling, formal observations with feedback throughout the internship year.

    Certification:
    Interns must...

    • Pass Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Exam.
    • Complete all program requirements as determined by HISD-ACP—including a satisfactory year of teaching in an HISD classroom.