CTE Teacher Sponsorship Program

Austin Community College is continuing to expand articulated and workforce dual credit offerings to high school students within the service area in an effort to offer low-cost workforce training and college access to more students. One of the biggest obstacles to this effort is a shortage of qualified faculty to deliver workforce dual credit courses to the high school students. To address this shortage, ACC is willing to sponsor tuition for high school teachers to complete the credentials (an AAS or Certificate) required to teach dual credit workforce (CTE) courses for teachers who have three years of non-teaching work experience in the field.  Please share this e-mail with any of your CTE Teachers you think would be a good fit for the Sponsorship Program.


 Interested teachers must apply to the ACC CTE Teacher Sponsorship Program using the link below. Applicants will be required to meet with an ACC Department Chair for an evaluation of their college coursework and creation of an ACC Educational Plan.  Tuition will only be sponsored for the courses indicated on the Educational Plan.


To be eligible to apply to the CTE Teacher Sponsorship Program applicants must:

  • Have worked in your district at least one year prior to the application date
  • Currently be teaching a course that could be offered as articulated credit
  • Three or more years of non-teaching work experience in the field
  • Teachers will need the following information for the application:
  • ACCeID (If you do not have one you will need to submit an ACC Admissions Application at and Activate online tools and obtain an ACCeID before filling out an application to the CTE Teacher Sponsorship Program.)
  • Complete the online ACC CTE Teacher Sponsorship Program Application at
  • Submit the following supporting documentation to within 72 hours of application submission
    • Unofficial Transcript(s)
    • Resume

All Applications due by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 for Summer/Fall 2017 start.

More information can be found at or by contacting Lauren Thomas at (512) 223-7011 or e-mailing