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Washington D.C. Alternative Teacher Certification

D.C. Teacher Certification in Three Simple Steps

We understand that you are busy, and traditional education can be expensive, so iteach created an alternative teaching certification program that allows you to complete your coursework on your own schedule at an affordable price. Our accredited program has certified over 17,000 teachers and prepared them for the classroom. You could be next!

1. APPLY ONLINE

You can get started today by completing an online application in as little as 10 minutes. It’s free to apply and once you are accepted, it’s just $99 to enroll!

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2. TRAIN

 Start your training and be qualified to teach in as few as six weeks. Continue your coursework while teaching with full pay during your residency.

3. TEACH

Imagine a rewarding career as a teacher impacting the lives of your students! iteach is trusted and respected by school districts and prepares you to be confident in the classroom.

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D.C. Teacher Certification Guide

At iteach, our goal is to make teacher certification as simple as possible for you. There are several steps you must take to get your certification. With this guide, we hope to simplify the process on your journey to success. Enter your name and email to get the guide now.

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Ready to Get Started?

Review program admissions requirements and apply online. It is free to apply and, once all of your materials are submitted, we’ll let you know if you are accepted within three to five business days.

Application

The first step is to complete the on application and submit the application documents to the iteach D.C. office.

Enrollment

Once you have applied and submitted the required admission documents, you may enroll in the program. You are immediately provided access to your first online course.

iteach D.C. offers seven online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced; you can login to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced education experts and are designed to be teacher-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence; you cannot begin your next course until your current one is complete.

Praxis II Subject Exams

iteach D.C. offers certification in six initial certification areas. You must submit at least one Praxis II passing score (in an area below) in order to be eligible for the program.

To learn more about the exams and verify correct test number please visit the ETS website.

The Office of the State Superintendent requires both Praxis CORE and Praxis II exams to be passed to be eligible for hire.

Elementary

  • K-6

High School

  • English (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • General Science (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)

All Level

  • Special Education (Non-Catagorical)

Training Begins Immediately

Training with iteach D.C. begins immediately upon enrollment. You can complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace (any time, any where).

Instructional Courses

  • 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
  • TCDC 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TCDC 5200 – Learner Development
  • TCDC 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TCDC 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • TCDC 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TCDC 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students

Field Experience Courses

  • TCDC 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience

 

GET HIRED!

You will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.

Complete course 5700, a residency-specific course, during your first year in the classroom.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR RESIDENCY

You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to be enrolled in the iteach D.C. Educator Preparation Program with EDTC5100 completed and Praxis Core ad Praxis II content tests passed.

You may obtain a job placement in any public, charter or recognized private school.

SUPERVISION DURING RESIDENCY

During the residency, you will be assigned a supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.

CLINICAL TEACHING OPTION

Some iteach D.C. candidates elect to complete their field experience through a clinical teaching placement. This is an unpaid option similar to “student teaching.” The advantage of a clinical teaching placement is that it allows you to earn your Standard Teaching Certificate in as little as six months.

iteach D.C. offers a 14-week, five-day-a-week, full-day clinical teaching option. Our clinical program, which has limited enrollment period in the fall and spring semester, is designed to provide a placement based on content areas in which you have demonstrated mastery. You must understand that during the clinical teaching time you are under the direction of the classroom cooperating teacher. Failure to follow the directions and guidance of the cooperating teacher will result in release from the program.

Simple Payment Plan

Our program is $99 to enroll and $99 a month while you are taking your coursework. Once you begin your two-semester field experience your payments will increase. We take the balance of your account and divide it into 8-10 equal interest-free monthly payments during your field experience.

iteach brings you more value

We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification.

With our program, you can begin teaching in a short time with the support of your supervisor and the iteach team of educators cheering you on to success.

iteach D.C. Total Cost

$4,250total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $99
Monthly While Enrolled $99
Teaching Channel $0
Test Prep $0

What People Are Saying…

Libby, a high school teacher from Texas, talks with ABC News about how iteach gave her the chance to transition from a career in performing arts to achieving her dream of teaching dance.

“If I had decided to go back to a college for education, it would have taken me years to finish with multiple student loans and thousands of dollars. iteach was an affordable way to get into the classroom. I love being a teacher. If anyone has ever considered being a teacher, this is a great opportunity for them.” – Libby Claycomb