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About 180 EPP

Our mission is to cultivate diverse educators who inspire hope, model integrity, lead equitable classrooms, and provide students with a thoughtful exploration of content that prepares them for success in college, career, and life.

Become a certified teacher in the school system where you will teach!

ResponsiveEd 180 EPP will open applications for its Spring 2025 training cohort in June of 2024. Career changers and recent graduates should stay tuned for more information.

Teach certification areas include:

  • Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: Early Childhood – Grade 6
  • Mathematics 4-8
  • Science 4-8
  • *English as a Second Language Supplemental (in conjunction with all certification areas listed above)

RES180 EPP is ResponsiveEd Solutions’ in-house alternative certification program for aspiring teachers. It is designed to help talented college graduates who don’t currently hold a teaching degree into great teachers through practical, classroom-centered coursework. We focus on essential teaching skills – what you will need to help your students succeed– and make sure you have numerous opportunities to practice and improve.

We offer the eligibility to receive a standard teacher certification in 15 – 18 months.

Training begins as early as the 2024 Fall Semester with an comprehensive six-week pre-service training including field-based experiences in a ResponsiveEd Texas College Preparatory Academies (TCPA) classroom with actual ResponsiveEd students followed by a year of coaching and development in your Internship classroom as the teacher of record.

Candidates who successfully complete the pre-service training and other state-required eligibility requirements will be interviewed for teaching roles in ResponsiveEd’s highest-needs schools.

Our Program includes:

  • Rigorous Selection
    Our program asks for your best. Our candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and growth-mindset during selection and training before being recommended for certification. We select those with courage, compassion, and a demonstrated ability to prepare our students for success in college and beyond.
  • Practice-Based Training
    We offer an intensive program that prepares you to be an outstanding teacher at a ResponsiveEd TCPA campus. Our program design prepares you to become an effective teacher, and we use practical, real-world training focused on essential instructional skills to help you do that.
  • Coaching
    Our EPP instructors and staff provide targeted, concrete solutions to assist in your growth; using both observation and assessment to ensure you are getting the support you need.

As a teacher of record during your internship at a ResponsiveEd TCPA campus, you will be eligible to receive:

  • A starting teacher salary
  • The opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive, collegial environment
  • In addition to your salary, ResponsiveEd Solutions offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance as well as other optional plans.
  • A chance to make a real difference in the lives of students who need it most

To best serve ResponsiveEd students, our program has a limited number of spots in each certification area; admission is offered on a rolling basis. Positions fill up quickly, and ResponsiveEd reserves the right to close the application before the advertised application deadline. Don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference and inspire hope.