Formal Admission Requirements

In order to be Formally Admitted into the Teaching Excellence ACP program, a candidate must be hired by one of our partnering districts, hold a minimum of a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university (or the international equivalent), and meet the following requirements:
















Please note:

  • If you have ever been enrolled in a certification program, you will need to complete a transfer form before we are able to consider you for Formal Admission.

  • Failure to meet any of the aforementioned requirements will result in a delay in your certification. 

  • Any coursework or hours completed prior to Formal Admission are purely for developmental purposes and will not count towards the hours required for certification.

  • The decision of whether or not to extend an offer of Formal Admission is at the discretion of Teaching Excellence.

***If you are eligible for admission without having passed the Content Exam, you will still need to take and pass it prior to beginning your internship year.  A failure to do so will result in a delay in your certification.***

Take and Pass the PACT Content Exam assigned to you by Teaching Excellence in your initial email

Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a conferred degree (or last 60 hours of a conferred degree)


A minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for certification sought (unless math or science, which need 15 credit hours)