News and Announcements
At ACT San Antonio, we understand how stressful the teacher certification process can be which is why we make it a priority to assist educators in becoming teachers through our alternative teacher certification process. Our commitment goes above and beyond to help you not only become a certified teacher in San Antonio, but to obtain a teaching position in the fields you are interested in. We aim to offer you the best in alternative teacher certification as we continue to support your career as a teacher well beyond the certification process.
Are you checking your emails?
We are sending out weekly emails - every Tuesday - with job tips and leads.
ACT San Antonio needs you to be ACTIVE and maintain current information in our system so you can stay informed!
* You must complete 30 hours of observations BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE A
* You must pass your TExES exam BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE A JOB.
* You must complete your training (including your Teacher Tools
Website)BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE A JOB!
Have questions? Call the office at 210.877.1975 !
Impt Updates from ACT - clinical teaching apps
Considering Clinical teaching in Fall 2013?
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED May 1-15 in the ACT OFFICE
Clinical Teaching is a 12 week, unpaid program that can lead to a standard certificate and full certification. A clinical teaching assignment takes the place of a paid internship and offers another route to certification through ACT.
Clinical teaching is open to any ACT candidate that has completed all the requirements (including field based expereinces!) and could be especially beneficial to candidates that have passed all their testing requiremnts.
NEWS FROM NCLB!!!
-IF YOU TEACH (OR PLAN TO TEACH!) IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS, YOU WILL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE TO TEACH AT THE 7th AND 8th GRADE. YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE AN ADDITIONAL TExES EXAM (EC-6 Generalist) TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TEACH GRADES 4-6 AND MAKE YOURSELF MORE MARKETABLE:
4-8 Social Studies
4-8 ELA/R - Social Studies
4-8 Math - Science
Jan / Feb ACTIVITIES
We are making appointments for our application process on Tuesdays at 10 am and 2 pm , Wednesdays at 2 pm and 6 pm, Thursdays: 10 am and 2 pm.
Candidates may come in at any time on M, W, F to finish up ACT paperwork without an appointment, although we recommend that you call first to make sure that one of our Program Directors will be present to meet with you!
Once you secure employment, you need to call the office so we can schedule you in for Internship Orientation.
JAN 7 - Office re-opens
JAN 21 - Office closed for MLK Day
JAN 23 - Deadline for January Institute. Space is limited - first come first serve. Secure your spot ASAP to guarantee your seat! Make arrangements to make your payment and secure your spot!
JAN 30 - First night of January classes
FEB 18 - Office closed for President's Day
Always wanted to teach? Join NOW
-ACT San Antonio recruits teacher candidates year round. Now is the perfect time to start working toward teacher certification so that you can begin in the teaching profession! Call today for an application appointment. We can evaluate your transcripts as you take our critical thinking appraisal and you can soon be on your way to becoming a certified teacher!
The next available Institute begins in JAN, with another one in APR, but you will want to start now so you can complete the online modules and field based experiences!