• Pathway to Certification 

    Pre-Service Training
    Candidates will...
    • Complete 30 hours of field experience on an HISD campus.
    • Complete 150 credit hours of coursework.
    • Pass the TExES exam.
    • Pass the STR (Science of Teaching Reading), for Core Subjects EC-6, Core Subjects 4-8, and ELAR 4-8

     Interns will...

    • Complete a year-long internship as full-time teachers on campuses across the district.
    • Complete 150 credit hours of coursework. 
    • Receive live coaching, modeling, formal observations with feedback throughout the internship year.

    Interns must...

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