Objectives and Programs for Teachers

  • The Center for Educator Success is designed to transform educator talent pipelines by partnering with districts to reimagine a comprehensive approach to educator recruitment, preparation, retention, and development. 

New Teacher Institute

  • July 2022–May 2023
    Cost: $900 per person

    In the face of a continued global pandemic, teaching is more challenging than ever, and leaders are tasked with retaining high quality teachers. Our goal is to help new teachers harness their time, energy, and excitement by ensuring they remain happy, thriving, effective, returning teachers. As research and experience have proven, one-size-fits-all approaches to supporting new teachers do not work.

    In collaboration with district partners, the New Teacher Institute offers training with follow-up support in the field to equip new teachers with the tools, skills, and resources to be an effective teacher. The program builds teachers’ skills and capacity for building powerful relationships, creating a culture of achievement, and delivering high quality instruction.

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Teacher Certification

  • Cost: $3,000 per person

    Our Teacher Certification Program trains, coaches and mentors professionals as they journey towards becoming a certified teacher over the course of 16 to 21 months. In our program, candidates receive intensive experience in the demands of culture, instruction, planning and professionalism. Support for content knowledge comes through tutorial modules that candidates can pursue at their own pace.

    We offer a hybrid educational experience with virtual and in-person coursework as well as personal coaching,supervision and observation in the field. Candidates are placed with local school districts for their paid internship year and continue to receive support from the program through certification.

    Upon completion of our program, candidates will not only receive a recommendation for their Standard Texas Educator Certificate, but they will also have a keen understanding and awareness of self and student identities. Using this knowledge, they will be able to immediately build authentic relationships in their new classroom to establish critical norms, routines and practices that lead to student success.

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Contact Us

  • Center for Educator Success
    A division of the Harris County Department of Education
    6300 Irvington Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77022
    Phone: 713-694-6300

Important Dates

  • New Teacher Institute