Alternative Certification Program

College of Education - The University of Texas at El Paso

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Walk-In Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Wednesday of the Month 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Education Room 412 
(915) 747-7605

Welcome to the Alternative Certification Program

We are dedicated to providing a quality teacher education program. The program offers numerous certification areas. Our university based Alternative Certification Program (ACP) is a steppingstone to a Master’s degree with transferable graduate courses depending on the graduate program. ACP is a nationally recognized, accredited program of study with over twenty five years of experience.


Effective January 1st 2015 all new ACP applicants must take and pass the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) before applying to the program.

For the PACT official website Click Here!

**New applicants interested in registering for ACP courses must submit their complete application by the following dates in order to meet Graduate School deadlines:


ACP Deadline: July 1
Graduate School Deadline: August 1


ACP Deadline: Nov. 1
Graduate School Deadline: Dec. 1


ACP Deadline: April 1
Graduate School Deadline: May 1