Texas Educators Get Smart

Texas Educators Get Smart

Houston, TX November 12, 2008 – This week, ACT Houston, an Alternative Certification Program for Texas educators, launched a new website. The website ties together their institutions in Dallas, Houston and Austin, and provides a wealth of information for those looking to become certified teachers. The site was designed by LevelTen Interactive in Dallas, TX.

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Houston, TX November 12, 2008 – Becoming a certified teacher in Texas just got a little easier. This week, ACT Houston, an Alternative Certification Program for Texas educators, launched a new website for their teacher certification programs in Dallas, Houston and Austin. The site also provides a wealth of information for those looking to become certified teachers in Texas. Originally developed by teachers, ACT Houston provides researched-based instruction designed to help develop skills and learn strategies that are essential for making a smooth transition into teaching. The programs are 7-8 weeks long, and are taught by master teachers from local school districts. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree, and must have at least a 2.5 GPA. After completing the program, students must complete 2 semester long, paid internships. Upon program completion, teachers are provided with a full year of support as they begin to master the teaching profession. Phil Saviano, Program Coordinator for ACT Houston at Dallas offered this piece of advice, “The one thing I always stress with candidates who come into our office is you have to have passion for what you’d like to do. Teaching is a job of passion – students must be cared for. It’s a job in the sense that it is a job, but it’s working with young people and [they] deserve enthusiastic teachers who care about their best interests.” Brandon Manbeck, Account Manager at LevelTen shared his thoughts about the experience, “We were really excited to work with ACT Houston. We felt their needs were a perfect match for our services, and were happy to help them reach their goals.” The new website, designed by LevelTen Interactive in Dallas, TX, uses Silverstripe, which is an easy to use, open source content management system. ACT Houston will also be using LevelTen’s comprehensive marketing program to drive traffic to the website and encourage potential teachers to use ACT’s alternative teacher certification program. About ACT Houston: Founded in 2003 by Drs. Debbie Dunlap, Bobette Dunn and Vicki Johnston, ACT Houston is dedicated to providing quality preparation for individuals whose goal is to enter the teaching profession with standard certification as a classroom educator. The program meets the requirements set forth by “No Child Left Behind” legislation, and is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. They offer a variety of certification programs, from Art to Science and more. For more information visit their website at ">www.acthouston.com]]. About LevelTen Interactive: LevelTen Interactive is a full service interactive agency headquartered in Dallas, Texas, offering web consulting, design, technical development, and multi-channel online marketing. LevelTen Interactive is one of the top five most visited interactive agencies in the world. For more information, or to see their online portfolio, visit ">http://www.leveltendesign.com]]. ###