Advanced Credit Program August 2016 Update
Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) teacher approvals for 2017-2018 will be delayed until January 2017. In January, the ATC Program trainings will reflect upcoming changes to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and include new courses for the 2017-18 academic year.
From September 2016 through January 2017, the ATC Program will provide teachers with pre-screening results upon submission of their Teacher Application and completion of Part I Training. Access to Part II Trainings for courses in the current ATC Course Crosswalk will resume in January 2017. Beginning in April 2017, teachers will be able to access Part II Trainings for new courses added for the 2017–18 academic year. The ATC Program will accept submission of official transcripts for processing upon reinstatement of ATC approvals in January 2017.
ATC approval is contingent upon submission of the Teacher Application, completion of Part I and II Trainings, and receipt of an official transcript. Teachers whose approvals expired July 31, 2015 or July 31, 2016 and have not had the opportunity to renew their credentials will be given a grace period until July 31, 2017 to renew their credentials.
Advanced Technical Credit Training consists of two parts. Part I Training provides an overview of the ATC Program and approval process and requires that teachers complete the Teacher Application. The Teacher Application provides the ATC Program with the necessary information to conduct a pre-screening of teacher credentials against the ATC Teacher Requirements. Part II Training consists of professional development modules for particular content areas based on the applicable ATC courses for which teachers are seeking approval. Part I and II Trainings are completed online.
Part I Training and Teacher Application
Part I Training consists of six modules and the Activities for Understanding module. As part of Part I Training, teachers must also complete the Teacher Application. The Teacher Application requires submission of contact, current employment, degree, and work history information. The ATC Program will notify teachers of their pre-screening results following submission of a Teacher Application and completion of a Part I Training.
After completing Part I Training and Teacher Application, teachers must request official transcripts be sent to the ATC Program. An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the institution’s seal, an appropriate signature, and a date. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to [email protected] or by mail to Advanced Technical Credit Program, 1700 Millrace Drive, Eugene, OR, 97403.
Part I Training Page
Part II Training
Teachers must register and complete a Part II Training for each course they are teaching or plan to teach.
Access to Part II Trainings for courses in the current ATC Course Crosswalk will resume in January 2017. Beginning in April 2017, teachers will be able to access Part II Trainings for new courses added for the 2017–18 academic year.
The ATC Program will review your application and send you notification of your approval. Completion of the ATC Training is not a guarantee of eligibility to teach ATC courses.
If additional information is requested before your application can be processed, please submit the additional paperwork to the ATC Program in a timely manner in order to expedite the processing of your application. Please direct all questions concerning your application and this online training to [email protected]