TeacherThe Region 13 Educator Certification Program (ECP) provides an opportunity for initial teacher certification through an alternative route. ECP also provides professional development necessary for certificate renewal, and training sessions for teachers who want to add to their existing certificates.
ParaprofessionalThe Paraprofessional Program is for those interested in becoming a teacher's aide. The Texas Education Code requires that all Title I schools employ a highly qualified workforce – including paraprofessionals (NCLB-ESEA 2002, Section 1119), and Region 13 is ready and willing to help you meet this requirement.
Master Reading TeacherThe Master Reading Teacher Certification (MRT) at Region 13 is a high quality certification program designed to prepare teacher leaders to teach reading and mentor fellow reading teachers
School CounselorThe School Counselor Certification (SCC) program at Region 13 provides a high quality certification program designed to prepare successful teachers to become school counselors through an alternative route.
PrincipalThe Principal Certification Network (PCN) at Region 13 provides a high quality certification program designed to prepare aspiring educational leaders for the Principalship through an alternative route.
Turnaround LeadershipThe Turnaround Leadership Development Program at Region 13 provides high quality training, coaching and support to prepare leaders for work in turnaround schools.
SuperintendentThe Texas Superintendents’ Certification Institute (TSCI) is a high-quality, comprehensive certification program designed exclusively to prepare aspiring educational leaders for the superintendency through non-traditional means. This program is a collaborative with Region 20.
AppraisalRegion 13 offers training and certification in Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL), Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS), Instructional Leadership Development (ILD), Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS), and the Appraisal of Superintendents.
Specialty Region 13 offers a variety of certifications in other specialized areas including: Bus Driver Certification, Strategic Instruction Model, Speech/Lang Pathology, Wilson Reading System, Migrant ID and Research, Paraprofessional, and Bilingual Evaluation Specialist.