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Welcome to the Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation

Who We Serve

The Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation is a technical assistance center serving Alternative Certification Programs who wish to engage in a continuous improvement process to strategically make changes to their programs.

Our Mission

The Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation provides technical assistance to alternative certification programs to increase program quality through a continuous improvement process. Our goal is to maximize each program’s effectiveness through sustainable partnerships with school districts so that new teachers receive the necessary support to develop into successful educators.

Our Commitment to Equity

The Innovation Center 4 Educator Preparation works with Alternative Certification Programs and their partner districts to learn about and construct a deep understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion in education. We strive to equip these partners with the tools necessary to prepare teachers to successfully serve all students, particularly those students that experience poverty and students of color.

Our Partners


Educator Preparation Programs

Inspire Texas Educator Certification by Region 4teacher orientation and preparation programProject Pace: Preparing and Certifying Educators

School Districts

Alief Independent School DistrictFort Bend ISDGalveston Independent School District