The Teacher Orientation and Preparation Program (TOPP) is a State Board of Educator Certification approved alternative route to teacher certification coordinated by Education Service Center, Region 20. Alternative routes to certification in Texas were authorized in 1984 by the 68th Legislature in House Bill 72. TOPP began providing services in 1986 and maintains a trustworthy and enduring reputation with our educational partners.
Mission Statement The mission of the Teacher Orientation and Preparation is to prepare qualified individuals for a successful career as a professional educator in the 21st century by providing research-based learning experiences.
Vision Statement In partnership with the educational community, TOPP will provide highly qualified teachers that positively impact student achievement.
Core Values The following core values guide all program and group participant activities and actions, accountability, adaptability, communication, confidentiality, cooperation, compassion, diversity, enthusiasm, flexibility, honesty, life-long learning, mutual respect, preparedness, professionalism, reasonableness, teamwork and responsibility.