Teaching Everyone Through Universal Design for Learning
The Texas Institute for Teacher Education exists to prepare competent and compassionate professional educators dedicated to serving the diverse cultural, linguistic, and exceptional learning needs of all students. Accordingly, the Institute is committed to the following tenets:
The preparation of professional educators equipped to meet the diverse educational needs of all children, particularly those with unique cultural, linguistic, and exceptional learning needs.
The preparation of professional educators who recognize that collaboration and dialogue, the supreme hallmarks of the learning community, accentuate the design, delivery, and evaluation of effective classroom instruction.
The preparation of professional educators who recognize that culturally and linguistically responsive professional practice reflects a keen understanding of how human diversity issues impact the individualized learning process, including the acquisition of critical thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills.
The preparation of professional educators who employ differentiated, UDL-compliant instructional practices to create positive learning environments that value diversity, academic excellence, and the meaningful participation of all stakeholders.
The Texas Institute for Teacher Education offers the lowest tuition fees of any state-wide alternative teacher certification program (GUARANTEED!). The Educator Preparation Program at The Texas Institute for Teacher Education defrays many costs associated with earning a state teaching license. Teacher quality grants help us provide the lowest program fees for prospective educators. Upon admission, teacher candidates may design an individualized payment plan aligned to their personal circumstances. Payment plans are available for all program fees, except the nonrefundable admission application fee.
In-state internships outside of a 75 mile radius from The Colony, Texas, incur an additional fee of $300.00. Internships outside of Texas incur a fee of $500.00.