Our Program

Not all teacher certification programs are created equal. Teachers of Tomorrow had streamlined the certification process over the last 10 years to create a route to the classroom that is affordable, convenient, rigorous, effective, and approved in each state we operate in.

A Brief History

The Alternative Route to Certification


Teachers of Tomorrow was founded in 2005, in response to a growing teacher shortage, with the goal of bringing much needed innovation and competition to an industry that did not effectively meet the needs of school districts or potential teachers. Our strategy has enhanced the candidate experience and filled thousands of district openings with quality teachers.

1985

First statewide ACP implemented in New Jersey

2005

Teachers of Tomorrow begins ACP operations in Texas

2009

Teachers of Tomorrow remains fastest growing ACP in the nation

Our Approach to Certification

The facts about Teachers of Tomorrow:

  • Placed over 42,000 teachers since 2005 which includes:
    • 6,887 special education teachers
    • 3,691 math teachers
    • 2,508 bilingual teachers
    • 2,201 science teachers
  • Placed over 7,000 teachers in schools in 2016
  • Average age of Teachers of Tomorrow teachers is 32
  • 46% of our teachers are non-white  – rated the #2 in the nation in recruiting diverse teachers
  • 68% of our teachers are still teaching 5 years after they started – well ahead of the national average for retention
  • Student Achievement – comprehensive independent study from University of Texas of over 200,000 math scores and 300,000 reading scores – no difference in student achievement between our teachers and teachers from traditional routes because variation within all programs is too large to see variation between programs
  • Unique business model – no cost to the state or district; the teacher candidates pay a small upfront fee and they pay nothing else unless they get a teaching position. Then the rest of the tuition is due.
  • Completed Phase II of Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) application – on track for 2018 approval – completing the data gathering phase in 2017
  • Program Advisors and Professional Coaches – guidance and support are available to our programs Inters from admission to Standard Certification.
  • Strong district relationships and support ensure that our teachers are prepared and ready to teach; while each district has a representative who works directly with them to address any needs or late hires.

Become A Teacher Through Teachers of Tomorrow


We have created a best-in-class alternative teacher certification program to ensure we meet the needs of career changers who want to come into the teaching profession, our schools who need talent now, and students who want a highly professional, engaging teacher. Our teacher certification program involves the following steps:

RECRUIT

We attracting tens of thousands of diverse teacher certification students each year across the United States, primarily in Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. We actively recruit a candidate pool that more closely matches the demographics of student populations.

SELECTION

Teachers must meet minimum requirements to be accepted into our program and become a teacher.  You must have a bachelor’s degree and meet the minimum GPA for your state as verified by your college transcript, must pass the Teachers of Tomorrow interview, and be able to pass a background check.

TRAIN

We provide over 300 hours of comprehensive coursework during our teacher alternative certification program. Our rigorous training process ensures that only well-qualified candidates enter the classroom.

MATCH

The Teachers of Tomorrow program facilitates the hiring process by aligning district needs with our diverse candidate pool. Our candidates are hired in high-need areas including STEM, bilingual, and special education. We provide our partner school districts with lists of qualified candidates and make sure our candidates are ready to be hired through additional training.

SUPPORT

The research is clear that first year teachers need support in order to succeed. Our Field Supervisors work with the teacher’s mentor and school principal to ensure our candidates get the critical support and help they need to be successful in the first year.  It is why 68% of our teachers are still teaching after 5 years!  

CERTIFY

We assist in managing candidate completion of all the teaching license requirements for our candidates in each state. It is not easy to get a teaching license – but our expert advisors make sure you get the credentials you need to get a classroom of your own!

More About Finding a Teaching Job


There will always be a need for teachers, regardless of the economy, budget cuts, and changes in education. Society needs skilled and passionate teachers.  We have worked hard so that 42,000 people just like you were able to start teaching.  Many have been recognized for their work by being named teacher of the year!

The time is now. There has never been a better time to enter the teaching profession.  
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