Certifications
 

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 high reputation.

Application Deadline for TOPP Content Certification Applicants - May 2, 2014

TOPP will not be accepting new teacher applications for the Generalist EC-6 or Generalist 4-8 for the May 2, 2014 deadline.

 
 
Teacher Certifications (pdf)
SBECSBEC
Region 13 CTERegion 13 CTE
We partner with Region 13 for Career & Technical Education cerfitication.

Grades EC-6 - Generalist

Grades 4-8 - Generalist

Supplemental Certificates
Bilingual Education Supplemental
English as a Second Language (ESL)

Grades 4-8
Dual Subject – 

  • English Language Arts & Reading/    Social Studies 
  • Math/Science

English Language Arts & Reading
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Grades 6-12
Agricultural Science and Technology
Business Education
Family Consumer Science
Physical Science 
Technology Education



Grades 7-12
Chemistry
English Language Arts & Reading
History
Life Science
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Speech

Grades 8-12
Computer Science
Dance
Journalism
Physical Science/    Mathematics/Engineering
Technology Applications

Grades EC-12
Art
Health
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Physical Education
Music
Special Education
Technology Applications
Theatre

General Documents
For 2014-2015 Cycle
Information Session Presentation
2014-2015 (PDF)
Critical Dates and Program Information
2014-2015 Cycle (PDF)
Admission Requirements
2014-2015 (PDF)
Teach for America - Apply Online Now
Click here for New Applications and Re-Applications.
Criminal History Release Form
(PDF)

General Information
TOPP Program Handbook 2012-2013
(PDF)
TOPP Links
25 Years. Our TOPP Achievement
25 Years of Service
Our TOPP Achievement!


Another TOPP
Achievement!
Proud to be a part of

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CONTACT

TOPP Staff
210-370-5450
toppstaff@esc20.net

Teacher Orientation and Preparation Program
Education Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78208

LINKS
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