Alternative Certification Program Scholarships

  • What scholarships are available?

    • The Adelante Scholarship is available for post-baccalaureate students seeking teacher certification in bilingual education
  • What are the qualifications?

    • Holds a bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent)
    • Accepted into HBU’s Alternative Certification Program
    • Declared intention to earn Bilingual Education certification
    • Demonstrates a high degree of motivation to become a Bilingual Education or ESL teacher
    • Demonstrates personal potential for successful BE or ESL teaching
    • Proficient in Spanish
  • What opportunities will students have that they could not without the program?

    • 50% of tuition for 6 credit hours each semester for 3 semesters
    • Workshops to help you prepare for teacher certification exams
    • Eligible for reimbursement of certification exam fees*
    • Eligible for reimbursement of certification application fees**
    • Stipend for textbooks
  • What can I do after the program?

    • Upon completing the coursework and passing certification examinations, you will be employable as a teacher in the state of Texas
    • Starting salary for teachers in the Houston area is $50,000 on average
    • Bilingual education teachers are highly recruited by districts
      • Houston-area school districts pay certified bilingual education teachers annual stipends of $3,000-$5,000
  • How do I get started with the program?

  • What do I need to do to become BE Certified?

    • 1. Complete 18-24 hours of graduate coursework
    • 2. Pass Texas Educator Initial Certification Examinations
    • 3. Pass Supplemental Certification Examinations in BE

*Bilingual Education: up to $390; Fees set by TEA/ETS and are subject to change
**Currently $75.00; Fees set by TEA and are subject to change

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