We Are Committed to Excellence
Our commitment to excellence is reflected in iteachU.S. being the first and only teacher preparation program that is not affiliated with a college or university to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). While all teacher certification programs in a state, including ours, must be approved by the state to offer teacher certification, NCATE is an optional accreditation that reflects a program’s adherence to the highest standards of training and professional mentorship for new teachers.
Experienced Teaching Mentors
As in any career, the insight and support of a mentor is invaluable. This is why iteachU.S. employs experienced former teachers, principals, and superintendents to provide guidance and support during your first year in the classroom. We also work closely with school districts and charter schools to understand the needs of each community and provide a supportive network for you while you grow as an educator.
Because we believe that experience matters, iteachU.S. conducts research about our candidate’s success and continuation in the field of teaching after they complete our program. We are proud to report that for teachers employed in Texas public schools, iteachU.S. has a three-year retention rate of 82.8%. This is in addition to numerous iteachU.S. candidates who have earned accolades as teacher of the year and other awards for their professional accomplishments as educators. For information relating to the performance of iteachTEXAS for the past five years, please visit the TEA website, http://tea.texas.gov/.
Exceptional Teachers Make a Lasting Difference
As a teacher, you will face the profound responsibility of helping your students to learn, grow, and prepare for the rest of their lives. Recent research indicates that a teacher has more influence on a child’s learning than any other school-related factor. An exceptional teacher can make a lasting difference in the lives of his or her students. If you are committed to this goal, we will give you the tools and support you need to attain it.
Every child deserves the opportunity to learn from a great teacher
Every child deserves the opportunity to learn from a great teacher. We at iteachU.S. seek to prepare men and women who will respond to this pressing need with enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication. We hope you will choose iteachU.S. as your guide on this journey.
The Requirements for Accelerated Teacher Certification
Requirements vary by state, but most states require a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA. If you have already completed your bachelor’s degree, then there are tests you must take, classroom observation and a few other steps for certification that are required.
For individual requirements check out the states that we are currently approved for teacher certification: Washington D.C., Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, & Texas. Choose your state to learn more about the teacher certification process. Our program is affordable and was created for teachers, by teachers.