College graduates and mid-career professionals interested in becoming teachers are invited to attend a free information session at Harris County Department of Education this spring.
HCDE’s Teacher Alternative Certification Program led by Lidia Zatopek, director, features flexible course schedules offered in the evenings and weekends with both online and face-to-face instruction. Small group instruction and ongoing mentorship and support are hallmarks of the program, and classes are taught by certified education content experts.
Education grants are available for financial support through reimbursement of up to 75 percent of program costs if teachers commit to work in high-need school districts and high-need schools for three years.
The Teacher Alternative Certification Program at HCDE features a 100 percent pass rate on all program finishers based on past accountability reports. Job placement assistance is also provided.
The free information sessions are scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on April 24, May 20 or June 23, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX. Register for the sessions at http://wms.hcde-texas.org and search by workshop date or call 713-696-1348.
About HCDE: Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 25 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at www.hcde-texas.org .
Carol Vaughn, Communications/Media Relations Manager
Communications and Public Information