Teacher Alternative Certification Program (ITACP) began with the idea of
creating high quality Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL)
teachers with superior technology skills to apply in the modern classroom.
The program created and approved by the Texas State Board for Educator
Certification (2006) is a Hybrid Educator Preparation Program (HEPP)
combining face-to-face experience with online pedagogical applications.
ITACP incorporates BLACKBOARD™,
an online course management and document sharing system for the purpose of
documenting successes and sharing technology innovations to be used in
Texas public schools. Along with scientific-based instruction, the
integration of technology in four key areas will be learned and used by
ITACP interns: 1) hardware, 2) software, 3) peripherals, and 4) internet
connections. It is the vision of ITACP that all teachers and students will
have a laptop and all the necessary software, peripherals, and mediums to
connect to the World Wide Web with profound success!
The mission of the Intern Teacher
Alternative Certification Program is to recruit, train, and support
qualified professionals so that critical teaching vacancies in Texas schools
are filled with high quality, diverse, and technologically savvy personnel.
The TxCAE Faculty and Staff