Alternative Teacher Certification

A Streamlined Program for Successful Teachers!

Alternative Teacher Certification

Teachers of Tomorrow is the nation’s leading alternative certification program (ACP). Over the past 16+ years, Teachers of Tomorrow has streamlined the process of becoming a teacher to create a route that is affordable, convenient, and engaging for teacher candidates. Our strategy has enhanced the candidate experience and filled thousands of classroom openings with quality teachers.


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Want to Teach in Another State?

Reciprocity is a term that is used to signify whether a teacher certification in one state can transfer to another state – so if you’re certified in one of the states listed above and you want to teach somewhere else, click below to learn about Reciprocity!

Teacher Certification

Teacher certification, also known as teacher licensure, is the credential that permits educators to instruct students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. All states require teachers to obtain certification to work in public and some private schools. Each state sets the requirements for achieving teacher certification within that state.  The traditional route to obtain a certification would be a teaching certification program found in colleges and universities while the non-traditional route is the alternative certification program which is now the preferred, fastest, and most affordable route for those who already have a bachelor’s degree.


The Facts About
Teachers of Tomorrow

Teachers of Tomorrow is actively engaged in the process for national accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). We are on track to submit our Quality Assurance Report in April 2020 and have a site visit scheduled in October 2020.

Teachers Hired

Our Approach to Certification

Texas Teachers started with just two founders who took the time to personally meet with and advise each customer individually. As we’ve grown over the years, we are still committed to that original vision of service and support. We continue this proud tradition today with our large, professional staff who constantly provide personalized guidance and support to all our teacher

Student Achievement

A comprehensive independent study from the University of Texas of over 200,000 math scores and 300,000 reading scores showed no difference in student achievement between our teachers and teachers from traditional routes.

What Sets Teachers of Tomorrow Apart?


Our unique business model presents no cost to the state or district. Candidates make a low upfront payment and pay nothing more until they are hired as the teacher of record. The remaining balance is then paid in monthly installments.



Highly trained Program Advisors provide expert guidance throughout the certification process. Veteran educators serve as our Field Supervisors, who conduct in-classroom visits throughout the first year of teaching.



Strong district relationships ensure that our teacher candidates are aligned with district hiring needs. Our outreach and recruiting teams serve as direct representatives to each district to effectively manage vacancies.

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.


We attract tens of thousands of diverse teacher certification students each year across the United States, primarily in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas. We actively recruit a candidate pool that more closely matches the demographics of student populations.


Candidates must meet minimum requirements to be accepted into our program and become a teacher. Requirements include earning a bachelor’s degree with the minimum GPA for the state as verified by college transcript(s), passing the Teachers of Tomorrow interview, and a clear background check.


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.


The 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.


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!


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

Start A New Career

Start Today, Change Tomorrow – Apply to Teachers of Tomorrow Alternative Teacher Certification Program for free now! It has never been a better time to enter the teaching profession! Be a part of our vision and the ultimate goal of helping people start a career in teaching as they complete their dream of having their own classroom! We invest in you, so our candidates can be the change and become the next leaders in the world of education.

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What is an alternative teachers certification (ACP)?

An alternative teachers certification (ACP) is the process in which someone completes training and receives a teachers certification without completing a traditional program. For example, if someone took a traditional route, they would be receiving either their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education and it would take them years versus months. Alternative teachers certifications are typically much less expensive and time-consuming. Find out if an alternative teachers certification is a good fit for you!

Why is Teachers of Tomorrow one of the Best Alternative Teachers Program in Texas?

Teachers of Tomorrow is one of the best alternative teachers programs in Texas because of its quality curriculum, affordability, and flexibility. Not only that, but it has a proven track record. In fact, 93% of Teachers of Tomorrow users get hired within the first year. Apply now and start the path to becoming a certified teacher.

How long does it take to obtain an alternative teachers certification?

In general, it can take individuals 1-2 years to obtain an alternative teachers certification. However, Teachers of Tomorrow consists of a curriculum that can be taken at your own pace. It can take users weeks and months to become certified versus years. Kickstart your teaching journey today!

How do you obtain an alternative certification in Texas?

In general, you first need to apply and submit your transcripts to an alternative teacher certification program qualified for teaching in Texas. Once you have been approved, you start your training, which can be at your own pace with Teachers of Tomorrow! Then, take your certification tests, and complete your field based experiences. Start your journey to teaching in the classroom today with Teachers of Tomorrow!

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