Agreement – WCACP:
Please read the following statements carefully:
my application for WCACP will remain active for 6 months (from
the application submission date). If I have not been accepted to
WCACP by the end of the six month period, I will need to reapply
and submit updated paperwork to be considered for admission to
accepted to WCACP, I will have six weeks to process my
curriculum access fee payment to start the online program. After
six weeks, I must reapply and submit updated paperwork to be
considered for admission to the program.
that all statements made in this application are true and
complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any
false statements or omissions made on my application are grounds
for dismissal from the program.
that I will be subject to a criminal background check prior to
employment as an educator in the classroom. This applies to a
teaching internship, clinical teaching assignment, or in-class
observations completed in a school.
that my conferred Bachelor’s degree must be from a regionally
accredited institution of higher learning or permissible
national accrediting agency. This is a requirement
to become a certified teacher in the state of Texas.
authorize any former employers and persons writing reference
letters to answer any questions that may be asked by WCACP.
that all official transcripts from universities/colleges
attended must be reviewed by Program Directors before entry into
the program can be confirmed.
that if my name changes during the course of the program, a
scanned copy of my updated driver’s license confirming the name
change should be emailed to your assigned program specialist.
I agree to
complete all online training modules and assessments on my own,
without the assistance of other individuals
application for WCACP is denied by the Application Review
Committee, I will be required to re-apply to be considered for
program acceptance. If I decide to re-apply to WCACP, no
guarantees are made of acceptance to the program.
of my reference forms received is completed by program staff on
an occasional basis. If any of my four reference forms submitted
to WCACP are found to be fraudulent, my acceptance to the
program will be denied.
- Technology Fee - The
program is now responsible to collect a $35 technology fee per
candidate who are admitted on or after 3/15/17. The technology
fee collected is paid to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) so the
state can upgrade their website/database.
Candidates who are admitted on or after 3/15/2017 will be
required to pay the program the new $35 Technology Fee. TAC
229.9 in state law code
Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation
(1) pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC),
§22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check
prior to employment as an educator; and
(2) pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must
undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical
of criminal convictions on becoming certified: (19 TAC 249.15)
specific criminal offenses: (19 TAC 249.16)
How a criminal
history may impact my eligibility for the classroom and how to check
with the state to see if a problem exists that would prevent
- Keep in mind
the potential ineligibility if you have a prior criminal
history. Issuance of a certificate in Texas will not be possible
in some cases.
- Be aware of
the current State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules
prescribed in §249.16 of this title (relating to Eligibility of
Persons with Criminal History for a Certificate under Texas
Occupations Code, Chapter 53, and Texas Education Code, Chapter
- You have the
right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation prior
to admission: (19 TAC 227.103)