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Teacher Certification Courses

Candidates in the ACC teacher preparation program will complete a capstone project, which will demonstrate the skills and knowledge obtained from the required teacher program coursework. The completed capstone will not only demonstrate depth of knowledge, but will highlight the ability to apply that knowledge and skills utilized into the classroom.

Child Development Associate Training II
A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance. Note: Requires 64 hours of lab participation. Students must be currently working directly with a group of young children in the birth-5 years range in a child care setting. If you...

Clinical Teaching
Seventy days of student teaching with an experienced cooperating teacher. Fee covers the cost of the field supervisor.

Creating the Learning Environment
This course focuses on the critical skills of successfully managing the classroom. Topics covered are use of data in defining instruction, social justice, social and emotional learning, Positive Behavior Intervention, and classroom organization.

Designing and Presenting Instruction - Grades 4-12
This course prepares the teacher candidate to identify and use resources available for planning, and designing interactive TEKS-based lessons with an emphasis on specific content methodology. In addition, the course addresses assessment of the child’s learning and communicating of the child’s progress to parents. Each candidate will plan and teach three micro teaches which will be...

Developmental Math - ALEKS PPL
An individualized web-based program for developmental math students to refresh their math knowledge with the goal of placing into a higher developmental level course. Students will meet with the instructor weekly per the class schedule to get math assistance and take periodic assessments. In addition, students will be expected to work online independently. On the first day of class, students must...

Educational Technology Foundations
This course focuses on appropriate copyright use by teachers. In addition, candidates will explore various programs which can be incorporated into their classroom instruction as well as assessment. Candidates will develop their own classroom website, create blogs, and design lessons which incorporate technology.

English as a Second Language/Bilingual Supplemental
This course is designed to prepare teachers to instruct learners whose primary language is other than English. The course emphasizes language concepts and best instructional practices for facilitating English language proficiency. Instructional techniques for both literacy and oral language development focus on social and academic language skills. In addition, the course prepares the candidates...

Spring Internship
Interns are advised, appraised, and mentored throughout the spring semester. Fee covers the costs of mentor and supervisor support for spring clinical teacher. Internship (cont.)-Support, Professional Development/ Conference 25 hrs. Full Spring Semester

Methods of Special Populations
This special populations course is designed to provide an overview of the special education process while focusing on various types of learners with special needs, including children with disabilities, gifted learners, and children at risk such as homeless and migrant children. Topics include: legal requirements and laws, topics on public laws relating to individuals with disabilities, categories...

National STEM Certification Institute
This course offers the participant an opportunity to become nationally STEM certified. The coursework is presented online which allows participants to work at their own pace. The participant is give one academic year to complete the online program. In addition, in order to transfer STEM strategies into actual practice, ACC will present a number of hands-on-lab experiences associated with the...

Preparing for the ESL TExES Examination
This course will prepare certified teachers to take the English as a Second Language supplemental examination. The contents makes connections between theory and methodology for the teaching of ESL in the classroom. The course will emphasize the laws covering ESl students and programs; needs of the students in academic instruction with a focus on language and literacy integration throughout the...

The Science of Elementary Reading Instruction EC-6
This course focuses on beginning literacy instruction for Early Childhood up to third grade. Instruction is provided in the Science of Reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, comprehension, and fluency for early learners.

The Science of Secondary Reading Instruction, Grades 4-12
This course focuses on the Science of Reading and integrating reading instruction into upper elementary, middle and high school into specific content area instruction. Strategies are provided to incorporate phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, comprehension, and fluency into daily content area instruction.

Substitute Teacher Training
This session will prepare the individual who wishes to substitute teach with an array of materials and strategies to use in this challenging assignment. It is always difficult for students when the regular teacher is not in class; however, a well-prepared substitute can make the time pass efficiently if adequately prepared. Topics will cover: Exploring Universal Expectations for School District...

Summer Field Experience - Content Methodology
The class emphasizes student teaching, modeling, classroom management, specific content strategies, and preparing for the first six weeks of school. Presentation skills and the model of a teacher as a facilitator are guiding themes. Working with ESL and special population learners is also included. The class content is put into practical application through an experience in a local school...

Using Data, Assessment, and Feedback to Drive Instruction
This course will provide teacher candidates students with a deep knowledge of the process to implement data driven instruction that will result in improving student performances. Analysis of the Four building blocks of Data Driven Instruction and its relationship to Domain I and IV of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T- Tess).


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