The Austin Teacher Program is a Five-Year Master of Arts with Certification educator preparation program.
(The Master of Arts with Certification can be obtained in 4 ½ years with careful planning)
Here you will find flowcharts giving an overview of the pacing and timing of our two tracks.
Coursework & Advising
Look here for information about the required undergraduate and graduate education courses, our offered TEA Certification Fields, our use of technology, and our policy regarding military experience. There is also contact information for our ATP advisors, so education students can adequately plan.
Admission to ATP
Our admission requirements, information about contingency and provisional admission, and our program exit policy can be found here.
Here is information about the classroom field experience required in each of our undergraduate courses. Requirements for necessary background checks and their impact on program completion and certification are also found here.
Certification Preparation & Exams
Look here for information about the required exams for each certification field, as well as the role of these exams in program completion. You will also find the process for how to register with TECEP, as well as the steps for applying for TEA certification.
Here you will find information about employment possibilities for teachers in Texas, particularly the North Central Texas area where the ATP is located. Additionally, there is information about how Texas Certification may transfer to other states.
This leads you to information about the Austin College Student Complaint Process for any institutional issues. There is also information about how to register a complaint with TEA about the Austin Teacher Program (ATP).
Exit & Retention Policy
Look here for information about leaving the ATP, program dismissal, and how to remain in good standing with the ATP.