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ACT Central Texas recruits teacher candidates year round. Now is the perfect time to start working toward teacher certification so that you can begin in the teaching profession! Call today for an application appointment held on Tuesday or Thursday. We can evaluate your transcripts as you take our critical thinking appraisal and you can soon be on your way to becoming a certified teacher!
Institute are regularly scheduled in September, February, and June/ July. Check our intsitute Calendar to get the most current schedule. You must pay to reserve your spot so get signed up so you can begin your modules right away.
Sept / Nov Activities
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Office hours: M-Th 10-5 pm
Once you have been hired - you need to call the ACT office so you can be scheduled in for orientation.
Aug 26th - Back to School! Watch for busses, kids and traffic
Sept 2 - Office closed for Labor Day
Sept 11 - Deadline to get signed up for September Institute
Sept 18 - First night of September classes!
Sept 28 - Paper based TExES exam - Good Luck!
Oct 14 - Office closed for Columbus Day
Nov 25-29 - Office closed for Thanksgiving
July 10 - First night of classes - Central TX Christian School
Please contact the office for test review information.
Important updates from ACT
We recommend that you complete the TExES review process outlined in your red folder and walk through the EC-12 PPR Review information that is posted on the www.texes.ets.org website. Sign up to take the test as a computer administered exam at your earliest convenience.
TESTING CHANGES COMING! 3/7/2013
AS OF DEC 1, 2013: - After this date, school districts will NOT be able to hire bilingual candidates until they have passed ALL 3 certification exams: EC-6 Generalist, Bilingual Supplemental, and the BTLPT. Please keep in mind that the BTLPT is not offered as a CAT test so it is not available as often. Plan now to get all your tests passed!
AS OF SEPT 1, 2014 - Candidates that take the EC-6 Generalist or 4-8 Generalist will be subject to new passing standards.
FOR THE EC-6 GENERALIST - there will be an increase in test questions - from 140 questions to 200 questions. Candidates will be required to have passing scores on 3 domains: 1) ELA/R - and the science of teaching reading 2) Math 3) Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, PE, Health. Failure to obtain passing scores on any one of the domains will result in candidates having to RETAKE THE ENTIRE TEST until they are able to pass all 3 domains in one test administration.
FOR THE 4-8 GENERALIST: - there will be an increase in test questions - from 130 questions to 200 questions. Candidates will be required to have passing scores on 4 domains: 1) ELA/R 2) Math 3) Social Studies 4) Science. Failure to obtain passing scores on any one of the domains will result in candidates having to RETAKE THE ENTIRE TEST until they are able to pass all 4 domains in one test administration.
Please call the office if you have questions!
Failure to obtain passing scores on any one of the domains will result in candidates having to RETAKE THE ENTIRE TEST until they are able to pass all 3 domains in one test administration.