Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much does the program cost?

Students pay normal tuition and fees for Texas A&M University-Kingsville graduate students and are eligible to apply for financial aid through the university. Students also pay a $3,000 internship fee which may be payroll deducted each month through their district. 

2. How long does it take to complete the program?

The alternative certification program consists of 10 courses which is broken down to two courses per semester for five semesters. During the fall and spring semesters, students also complete an internship as a teacher in a local area school while continuing coursework at the university. The job is a full-time, paid position. At the end of coursework and the internship, students are eligible to take the state examination for certification. Completion time may vary for each student depending upon how closely s/he adheres to the program plan.

3. Am I guaranteed a job?

No, students who enroll in the program are not guaranteed a job. The students must apply, interview, and be hired just as any other applicant.

4. When will I know if I am accepted? 

Students can expect to hear an admission decision approximately 3-4 weeks after the deadline. The review process will include an interview. 

5. How do I prepare to take the Pre-Admission Content Test?

Our staff has put together a great list of online resources that will help you in preparation for the exam. 

This page was last updated on: May 31, 2016