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Region 5 TCP is the program for you!


The Region 5 Teacher Certification Program was approved by the State Board for Educator Certification July 27, 2007. Its focus is on the core content areas and the critical shortage certificates. The TCP has evolved and flourished throughout the years by adjusting to current legislative requirements and continually revising the curriculum to meet the needs of today’s beginning teachers.

Paid Internship with Full Teacher Benefits

One of the benefits of TCP interns is that they are paid as the teacher-of-record with full benefits and full-time teacher salary while they are participants in the program and earning their standard teaching certificate.

Exam Pass Rates

The Region 5 TCP Passing Test Rates for the last three years. The Texas Education Agency “Acceptable Pass Rate” for TExES exams is 80%.

2019 Content Exam Pass Rate – 91% PPR Exam Pass Rate - 96%
2018 Content Exam Pass Rate – 88%   PPR Exam Pass Rate - 98%

Content Exam Pass Rate – 100%  

PPR Exam Pass Rate - 98%

Support Systems

Region 5 partners with employing districts to provide a strong support system for TCP teachers. Beginning teachers have a variety of needs during their transition into the teaching profession. Support for beginning teachers is provided through campus mentoring, monthly professional development meetings, electronic communication and phone correspondence. The Region 5 TCP staff is committed to responding quickly to our TCP interns.


Region 5 TCP interns benefit from the connections, contacts and relationships they build while going through our program. The trainers presenting the face-to-face, state-mandated curriculum are experts in their field who also provide trainings for districts. TCP interns receive the latest information from the Texas Education Agency as well as develop a lasting contact for future assistance.

Face-to-Face Program

To accommodate the non-traditional individual in today’s fast-paced society, TCP interns receive face-to-face training. Administrators and former TCP teachers collectively agree that our training sets apart TCP teachers from other alternatively certified beginning teachers. Face-to-face trainings offer interns opportunities to learn effective teaching strategies as Region 5 consultants model for them and provide timely feedback to their questions. Online systems, like Google Classroom allows individuals to work within their own timeframe for assignments. Face-to-face instruction allows interns to build relationships with peers, developing a support network.


The Region 5 Teacher Certification Program’s curriculum is based on state standards established by the State Board for Educator Certification and are aligned with the state board exams, the state Professional Development and Appraisal System Framework, as well as the state curriculum established for Texas public schools (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills-TEKS). This ensures that teachers are prepared with current information which is relevant to them and to their teaching profession.


“I am a very ‘hands-on’ type of learner; therefore, the face-to-face training we received really helped me to have a better understanding of the material being presented.”

–   TCP Elementary Teacher

“The speakers that were brought in provided valuable information, because they were also the ‘experts’ in their field who provided professional development to all of the teachers in the districts within our region.”

–   TCP Elementary Teacher

“Classroom management and state law trainings helped me the most. Also, all of the Special Education trainings helped prepare me for situations such as inclusion, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings.”

–   TCP Secondary Teacher

“We were thoroughly trained in classroom management, Special Education requirements, state law, and instructional strategies. Thank you so much for including Special Education training in with our content training! It has helped so much when our district began implementing inclusion into the regular education classes.”

  –   TCP Teacher