How Long Does Teacher Certification Take?
One of our most frequently asked questions and the answer depends on a number of factors – however, our program was created for teachers by teachers and is designed to have you teaching quickly and affordably.
Online Teacher Certification Application Process
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
You may apply at any time; iteach does not have any application deadlines.
DO I HAVE TO REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS OR DOES ITEACH REQUEST THEM FOR ME?
It is your responsibility to request that your transcripts be sent to iteach; iteach does not request transcripts on your behalf. If you already have official transcripts, you may mail them directly to iteach. Send transcripts to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
You may also upload a secure official electronic version of your transcripts, if the transcripts have been verified through a service such eScrip- Safe, Parchment Exchange, Credential Solutions and/or National Student Clearinghouse. iteach will not accept unofficial transcripts, which includes a scan or a photocopy of a transcript.
Your university may email official electronic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE DO I MAIL MY TRANSCRIPTS?
Mail your transcripts and other application materials to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
WHAT IF MY GRADUATING GPA IS LESS THAN 2.5?
To enroll in the iteach program, you must have a minimum graduating GPA of 2.5 or a GPA of 2.5 in your last 60 hours of college coursework. If you are unsure whether you meet this requirement, you can evaluate your GPA using our GPA calculator tool (Excel file, 39KB).
Graduate courses taken at an accredited college or university may be included in your calculation for your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.
If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, you will need to take additional undergraduate or graduate coursework in order to improve your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.
Accredited Online Teacher Certification Program Cost
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The total program cost is $4,250 (except for Louisiana). In some states, the price can be lowered by signing up for the monthly payment plan of $99 (currently not available in Hawaii or Louisiana).
HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO GET STARTED?
There are two plans: Monthly Payments and Deferred Option.
The monthly payment option requires a $99 enrollment fee and a commitment to $99 monthly payments while completing the program. By choosing this option you are provided a $500 discount from the total program fees. Once the field experience begins the payments will increase in order to pay your balance in full by the end of the two semesters. Once you are hired the payment amount will increase from $99 to ensure that your balance is paid in 10 payments. The total cost of the option is $4,000.00.
The deferred option requires a $250 enrollment fee but no other payments are made until you have secured a teaching position. Once hired you will make 10 payments of $425.00. The total cost of the option is $4,500.00.
CAN I USE FINANCIAL AID?
No, iteach is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.
Field Experience Required for Teacher Certification
DOES ITEACH PLACE ME IN A TEACHING JOB?
No. Teacher hiring decisions are made by school principals and district administrators. Therefore, no teacher certification program, including iteach can guarantee you a teaching position.
iteach does provide you with the hiring document to prospective employers that you are eligible for a Temporary License; this is an essential part of the application process for unlicensed teachers. In addition, we provide information about the school hiring process and notify candidates about teacher openings to give you the best chance of finding a teaching job.
Teacher Certification Timeline
HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?
You must complete your instructional coursework within six months. The whole iteach program is designed to be completed within one school year, but you have two full school years to find a teaching position while enrolled in iteach.
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