Region 5 Education Service Center‘s Teacher Certification Program provides an opportunity for college graduates to become certified teachers through an educational internship program.
Upon acceptance into the program, interns complete initial coursework to prepare them for classroom teaching in their chosen field(s). As ‘teachers of record,’ interns are salaried and receive benefits as first year teachers. The year of internship counts as a year of experience. Continued admission in TCP is contingent upon successful completion of program requirements.
The intern teacher has the support of the TCP team and Region 5 ESC content consultants and will be assigned a mentor teacher by the school district. The State Board of Education requires that school districts provide time for the mentor teacher and the intern to observe one another and to confer on a regular basis.
Intern teachers are evaluated by the district’s appraisal system. After successful completion of all program requirements, the intern is recommended for certification to the State Board of Educator Certification.
The Teacher Certification Program may be amended at any time to meet the needs of the program or as necessary to comply with state or federal laws.
We have groups that begin in February, May and September and we are always accepting applications.
If you are wanting to join the September cohort, please have the online application completed, application fee paid, and your offiical transcript to us no later than 9/1/21. Please note that transcripts will be shredded six months after we receive them.
NOTE: Some certification areas require you to take and pass a PACT test before joining our program. The “TCP Certifications Offered” document below will list those certification areas that require a test before joining. Please read before submitting your application.
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