Alternative Certification

Alternative Certification

The Alternative Certification Program (ACP) is a program designed for college graduates who meet certain minimum criteria to obtain teacher certification through plans approved by the state of Texas. This certification is considered an “alternative certification” route because it accomplishes certification outside of the traditional university program setting. One of the many ACP programs in the Houston area is provided through Region 4.

How to Apply

Please visit for detailed information, deadlines, application procedures and the necessary forms required for admission to this program.

Admission Criteria

  • $95.00 application fee
  • Submit Online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Transcripts from a foreign university must be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree and be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation and show equivalent credit hours and grades.
  • See the Region 4 website for more information regarding acceptance into the Region 4 Certification Program.

For more information, please call Region 4 at (713) 744-6323. The fax number is (713) 744-8118.

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