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Preparing confident educators who inspire children in Texas to develop their potential is our priority. We believe that if you are confident in your skills, then your students will be confident in you. If your students believe in you, then you can push them to reach their true potential, and that will make the world a better place. If you believe in their future, then you have come to the right place.
At the request of school districts within the Region 4 Education Service Center area, a Houston-based alternative certification program bearing its namesake, Region 4 Alternative Certification Program, was approved by the Texas Education Agency in 1990. The first cohort of teachers was certified in 1991.
As of 2015, more than 16,000 certifications for teachers, counselors, principals, and superintendents have been issued through Region 4 programs.
To better reflect our educational mission, Region 4 Alternative Certification Program’s name was changed in 2015 to INSPIRE TEXAS | Educator Certification by Region 4 and continues to be recognized by school district administrators as the premier alternative certification program in the state of Texas. Two National Bilingual Teachers of the Year and many other outstanding educators have completed our programs.
Click here to learn more about our parent organization, Region 4 Education Service Center.