Alternative Certification Programs

  • Are you interested in becoming certified to teach or become an administrator? The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Department at the Region One Education Service Center (ESC) offers exceptional training programs to help you achieve your goals! 
    We currently offer two alternative certification options, one for principals and one for teachers. If you are a degreed professional, our programs can help you further your learning and earn advanced certifications in the education field.
    The Center for Leadership Excellence also operates from the Educator Preparation Program. Through the center, you are able to receive T-PESS/T-TESS/AEL training and customized professional development for certified and paraprofessional staff members. Our services and resources help you and your district improve student performance, increase efficiency, and implement state intiatives!
    Contact Linda Rodriguez today at to get started!

     check mark   Alternative Certification for Principals 
    The Integrated Leadership Principal Preparation Program (ILP³), is an accelerated alternative certification program of the Region One ESC. ILP3 is designed to recruit, prepare, mentor, and certify aspiring campus administrators so they are ready to succeed on day one!
    Candidates participate as a cohort in a newly refreshed scope and sequence of workshops aligned to the TExES Principal (268) state standards for principals. Our candidates are uniquely prepared to achieve success on the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) to obtain a standard principal certification.
    Project P.a.C.E. is a rigorous, fast-paced teacher preparation progam designed to prepare and certify highly qualified individuals to teach in Texas public schools. Our candidates learn by doing and receive critical supports throughout the program.
    The value of our program relies on more than 50 years of close work with Region One area school systems. Browse our website to learn more, and contact us when you are ready to get started!

Thank you for your interest in Alternative Routes to Educator Certification!