Who can apply?

Educators with a Master's Degree who have at least two (2) years of teaching experience as a fully certified teacher.

What if I taught in a private school?

Your two years of teaching experience must have been with a Valid Teaching Certificate and recognized by the state as a valid teaching experience.

When can I apply?

The application will open soon. To receive updates on the application opening, please fill out this form: https://bit.ly/36rzFkE

Is there an application fee?

Yes, there is a $100 nonrefundable application fee required to establish eligibility for program entrance.

Will anyone who applies be accepted?

Not everyone that applies will be accepted into the Reading Specialist Certification Program.  Letters of recommendation and the application process must be completed as requested. Appropriate credentials will be checked. Our goal is for every person who applies to successfully complete training.

Is it OK for me to miss class?

All absences must be approved by the Program Cohort Leader and must be made up with similar content.  It is VERY important you do not miss class. You cannot have more than two absences and content will need to be made up.

Will ESC Region 13 find a job for me?

It is the participant’s job to have a position in a school. Here is the link to ISD’s employment page https://www4.esc13.net/hr/employment-a-c/ and here is the link to charter school’s employment page https://www4.esc13.net/hr/employment-charter-schools/

Where are classes held?

All classes are held at Region 13, located at 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723

What if I have a concern about the program?

The Region 13 Educator Preparation Programs encourage stakeholders to discuss their concerns with appropriate program personnel who have the authority to address the concerns. Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible to allow early resolution. Informal resolution shall be encouraged. If this does not resolve your issue, please follow our formal complaint process.   EPP Complaint Process  and   EPP Complaint Form