New teacher certification program announced

Region 18 Education Service Center is launching a redesigned teacher training and certification program called “Teach18 Teacher Certification Program.”

Teach18 is an accelerated alternative to traditional certification programs targeting recent graduates, career changers and professionals already in the education sector, including paraprofessionals and substitutes, seeking to earn their teacher certification, a news release said.

Teach18 will host its first information session of the year from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Region 18 ESC Conference Center, 2811 LaForce Blvd., in Midland.

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Region 18 ESC is currently accepting applications for Teach18 via a new website,, with the next application deadline April 2. There will be subsequent application periods throughout the year.