Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the HISD-Alternative Certification Program?

  • What is the first step in applying?

  • Is there an application fee?

  • What is the total cost of the program?

  • What is Pre-Service?

  • What are the core content areas that HISD-ACP certify in?

  • Does HISD ACP sponsor visa work permits?

  • Is the coursework face-to-face or virtual?

  • What are the entrance requirements?

  • How long does it take to review my application?

  • What is the timeline for the application window?

  • When must the TX PACT EXAM be taken and passed?

  • Can I get certified in more than one teaching field?

  • Am I required to attend all Pre-Service classes?

  • What are the required hours of Pre-Service coursework?