Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP)






    Interested in becoming a teacher?


    TPCP Cycle 41 will begin in September 2019. Applications for Cycle 41 are currently being accepted, deadline for applications is August 2, 2019.

    The Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP) was originally implemented to prepare non-certified teachers to fill shortages in critical need areas and to provide entry into the teaching profession for qualified individuals wishing to make a career change. 

    This program is a field-based training model in which competencies are learned from a variety of specialist. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, internship, program recommendations and a passing score on all necessary TExES exams, participants will earn a Texas teaching certificate specific to their area of study.



    All information is subject to change based on State Board of Educator Certification rules. The ESC - Region 19 Teacher Preparation and Certification Program complies with and meets federal guidelines as mandated by the "No Child Left Behind" legislation.

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    Contact TPCP

    (915) 780-5065


    Belinda Salcido or

    Cassandra Barraza

    Program Recruiter
    Alternative Certification





    TPCP - Teacher Preparation and Certification Program Information Meeting
    TPCP Information Meeting: 4/16/19, 5:30-7:30, 6611 Boeing Dr El Paso, TX 79925


    Thinking of a career change? Are you interested in becoming a teacher? If you have a Bachelor's Degree in any field with a GPA of 2.5 or higher you are eligible to apply for ESC-Region 19's Teacher Preparation and Certification Program. 

    This is an opportunity to bring your experience into the teaching profession and make a difference in young lives. 

    Join us for our information session for the Teacher Preparation Certification Program! We will be discussing the following:

    • Application Process

    • Program Length

    • Time Commitment

    • Tuition (financial assistance)


    To register for the event click here, you will need to log into your click & learn account or create one in order to register for the event. 

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