Empowering Educators

for a Brighter Tomorrow

ACU and Education Service Center Region 10 have partnered to offer unique pathways for education professionals in Texas. From building high school students into remarkable instructors to growing current educators into the next generation of district leaders, our programs provide individuals with unparalleled opportunities to focus on obtaining their teaching certification, leveling up into a bachelor’s degree, or earning a master’s or doctoral degree to serve in your district.

ACU and Education Service Center Region 10 have partnered to offer unique pathways for education professionals in Texas. From building high school students into remarkable instructors to growing current educators into the next generation of district leaders, our programs provide individuals with unparalleled opportunities to focus on obtaining their teaching certification, leveling up into a bachelor’s degree, or earning a master’s or doctoral degree to serve in your district.

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ACU knows every student’s journey is unique and we believe everyone can be successful, given the right tools and support. Whether you are hoping to advance in your current field or change to an entirely new one, furthering your education is the first step towards that change. Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership in both their personal and professional lives.

One of America’s Best Colleges

Newsweek Top Online Colleges 2024Recognized as one of America’s Top Online Colleges for the third consecutive year by Newsweek and Statista Inc., ACU proudly stands among the nation’s premier online institutions. Seamlessly combining a top-tier education with the flexibility of an online format, ACU Online offers you a transformative learning experience. Discover the perfect balance of academic excellence and online convenience as you chart your course to success with ACU.

Featured Education Programs

For Aspiring Students

Classroom to Career

As a joint effort between Region 10, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT), and ACU, the Classroom to Career program meets the needs of your district’s students. Connecting driven students with mentoring faculty members, the Classroom to Career Teaching Track offers students the opportunity to pursue a career in education, become certified teachers, and enter your talent pool of qualified teaching aids upon high school graduation.

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For Motivated Paraprofessionals

Level Up with a B.S. in Integrated Studies

In partnership with your local community college, ACU is dedicated to improving the quality of teachers your school should have, the Level Up program provides paraprofessionals in your school district an opportunity to earn their Texas teacher certification through enrollment in the ACU’s Online Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies program during their co-enrollment in Region 10’s Educator Certificate Program. Aimed at helping paraprofessionals connect their goals with their strengths, the Level Up program goes beyond the role of taking online classes individually and offers individual mentorship to expand their own learning and teaching experience.

Up to a $2,370 scholarship for Region 10 paraprofessionals.

For Advancing Teachers

ACU’s Master of Education in Instruction and Learning

As modern classrooms become more diverse and technologically advanced, the need for qualified teachers grows. With ACU Online’s Master of Education in Instruction and Learning, Education and Teaching concentration provides current teachers with the necessary skills, expertise, and techniques to respond to today’s industry challenges via innovative, research-based solutions for today’s schools.

Participating Region 10 educators can be awarded up to a $1,800 scholarship.

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For Influential Leaders

Two Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Programs

Develop your teachers to become scholar-practitioners who drive progress and elevate workplace culture. ACU’s online Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership or Educational Leadership programs equip teachers to serve others by connecting transactional and transformational leadership strategies to make a difference in your school and community.

Participating Region 10 educators can be awarded up to a $4,600 scholarship.

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For Elevating Coaches

ACU’s Master’s in Sports Leadership

As the sports landscape becomes more dynamic and multifaceted, the demand for skilled coaches and administrators grows. With ACU’s online Master of Science in Sports Leadership, your leaders will gain the expertise and practical knowledge needed to excel in today’s environment. This program equips aspiring coaches and athletic administrators with innovative, research-based solutions to tackle challenges and drive success in their districts.

Participating Region 10 educators can be awarded up to a $1,950 scholarship.

Region 10 Benefits

Online Community

With our online degree programs, you’ll focus on one or two class(es) at a time during each seven-week session. Whether your concerns are time, funding, or scheduling, your dedicated advisor is ready to help you figure out a solution that works for you.

Why ACU?

  • 100% online*
  • No GRE or GMAT requirement
  • Designed for busy working adults
  • Supportive, like-minded community
  • Faculty of Christian scholars and professionals

*Some programs require residency

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Jeannette PapadopoulosOur team is ready to make sure all of your questions are answered and can even walk you through the application process.

Schedule a meeting with Jeannette to learn more.

Jeannette Papadopoulos
Strategic Partnerships Executive K12
214-534-7132
j.papa@acu.edu

WHY GET AN ONLINE DEGREE FROM ACU?

For the fifth year in a row, ACU is the highest-ranking university in Texas in the U.S. News & World Report “Programs to Look For” benchmarks focused on student success – placing in five of eight categories this year. Combine this educational excellence with the flexibility of an online format and it’s easy to understand why earning your degree from ACU Online makes sense. Whether you’re married and juggling work and kids, or a single professional meeting the demands of a growing career, ACU Online can fit into your busy life.

 

K-12 Education News

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A Quick Rundown on the National Teacher Shortage

As the national teacher shortage continues to worsen and deepens, it’s critical to understand what’s going on and how to support educators. In this quick rundown of the who, what, when, where, and why, learn more about the shortage crisis and how you can answer the call to become an impactful K-12 educator.

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ACU Expands M.Ed. in Instruction and Learning Program with New Education and Teaching Concentration

Our Master of Education in Instruction and Learning program now has a new concentration; Education and Teaching! Current teachers who have their bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and have obtained an alternative teaching certification will have the opportunity to utilize their unique perspectives to meet the demands of our school systems. This new concentration is a great stepping stone for those seeking to further develop their pedagogical and instructional practices and advance their career.

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Faculty Spotlight: Alline Sada

Meet ACU Online’s assistant dean of K-12 leadership and educator development, Dr. Alline Sada. Alline joins ACU’s staff with extensive experience in strategic planning, design thinking, and educational technology. Learn how her passion for the mindful use of technology will help extend ACU’s offerings to create change in our community and for generations to come.