Our Mission:

teacher helpingACT Houston, with locations in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, is dedicated to providing quality preparation for caring, committed individuals whose goal is to enter the teaching profession and attain standard certification as a classroom educator.

Our program offers two routes for teacher certification:
INTERNSHIP -- two-semester paid internship as the teacher of record and
CLINICAL TEACHING -- 14 week clinical teaching practicum (no pay) in the classroom of a Cooperating Teacher

Choose your route!  Secure a teaching position and complete the two-semester Internship OR allow us to place you with a teacher for a 14-week Clinical Teaching Practicum.  Both routes lead to Standard Certification!

Our Core Values:

We focus on the human side of education.
We insist on meeting you first, before accepting your application and application fee. From the minute you call our office, you will speak with us personally and have every opportunity to get all your questions answered.  Then download an application, obtain your university transcript(s), and take the TExES Content Test for your desired certification area. 

We provide an accelerated, research-based preparation program for success in the classroom and fulfillment of state requirements for certification.
We offer our Preparation Program Institutes several times throughout the year and with a choice of daytime or evening schedules. There are no enrollment deadlines, so you can select the Institute that works best for you.  In the Institute, you will be actively engaged in face-to-face, interactive, hands-on sessions taught by certified, master teachers who have been selected from local school districts. We provide a “nuts & bolts” approach developed by educators to provide you with what you most need to know and be able to do as a beginning classroom teacher, as outlined in the Texas Administrative Code.

We provide on-going support during the first year in the classroom.
We know the challenges of doing anything for the first time. As you enter the classroom for your first year of teaching, you will not be alone. You will enjoy a positive professional relationship with your carefully selected Field Supervisor who is an experienced, retired educator, dedicated to helping you reach your goal of becoming a certified teacher.

Our mission and core values are reflected throughout the program. From start to finish, participants are given personalized attention and guided through the process of becoming certified teachers.

"The time is always right to do what is right."
                          -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How to Become A Teacher in Texas

Five Easy Steps that begin with a phone call!

Step 1: Appointment to determine your eligibility

Step 2: TExES Content Exam for your certification area

Step 3: Preparation Program Institute & Field-based Experience

Step 4: Choose your route to teach! Internship OR Clinical Teaching Practicum

Step 5: Receive your STANDARD TEACHER CERTIFICATE!

Begin your teaching career NOW!