ACT Distance Learning
An accelerated, alternative teacher preparation program for highly qualified
individuals seeking a successful career as a teacher in the State of Texas.

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"After researching the competitor, it was clear that ACT was a reputable company. Hearing the different opinions of the school district HR people, it was clear to me that ACT was a very respected program."

– David

"The emphasis placed on the classroom management training really paid off. Figuring out the content is a evolving thing, but showing up with a solid classroom management plan made life easier."

– Sarah

"The feedback received from my Field Supervisor was pivotal in providing an outside perspective as well as providing me a neutral person to vent to."

– Tony

"I have already recommended this company to other individuals. This program is clearly out to help new teachers and is not focused on simply taking your money."

– Tammy

"I chose ACT because of their training timeframe, their ability to help with finding a job, and their cost effectiveness."

– Raul

"The Field Supervisor is great. They are always available to help and give feedback."

– Bob

"ACT made it easy for me to get my certification while staying with my former employer as long as possible."

– Jim

Program Fees

Comparing Program fees? Make sure you're comparing Apples to Apples!

ACT Distance Learning is the most cost-effective program of its type when you factor in the direct personal guidance/training, the success rate of our participants, as well as the qualifications and expertise of the staff who will be guiding you through the process. ACT Distance Learning is here for you through every step of the way-that is one big difference between us and our competitors. There are NO hidden fees with our program!  If becoming a certified Texas teacher is your goal, our progarm delivers and most importantly will provide you the learning and resources to become a teacher, not just become certified. 

We understand that money is important to many candidates, but the quality and support that you receive from your teacher certification program should be your first consideration. We have kept our fees as low as possible in relation to the quality alternative teacher certification program we provide for those wishing to become teachers in Texas. Check out "The ACT Difference" page to be see the difference that ACT provides.

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Application Fee - $75

Payable at once you complete a documentation review.

Training Fee - $495

Fee includes all books and materials. Candidates move through self paced, self managed activities that culminate in small group face to face sessions.


Internship Fee/Clinical Teaching Fee - $3695

This fee Includes payment of a Mentor teacher ($500) and all books and materials. You will also receive a PDAS trained Field Supervisor, assigned by the program, to assist you in every endeavor of your first year of teaching. Our guarantee to you is that you will have personal contact, feedback, and monitoring throughout your first year of teaching. Our program works with you, your mentor teacher, and your campus administration to make sure that you are progressing toward your goal of becoming a certified teacher.

Fees payable to the state for certification. All teacher certification programs in the state of Texas will have these fees, payable to the State or testing company.
Content TExES Exam
PPR Exam
Finger Print Fee
Finger print Company: L1
Probationary Certificate
Standard Certificate

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