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What is the Texas 2-Step?

The Texas 2-Step program is a partnership between Howard College and Angelo State University providing paraprofessionals with the necessary coursework and experience to become a certified teacher with coursework provided 100% online.

This is achieved in “2-Steps”
Step 1: 60 semester credit hours at Howard college achieving an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) and a seamless transition to ASU.
Step 2: Remaining 60 semester credit hours and field experience at Angelo State University leading to a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood to Grade 6 with a Teacher Certification degree.

Why Choose the Texas 2-Step?

  • Coursework can be completed 100% online while maintaining employment with your current district
  • Students are provided with individualized transcript review and degree plan advising
  • Students have access to specialized TExES test preparation throughout the program
  • No hidden costs or long-term charges of paycheck deductions
  • Financial Aid available from a variety of sources

Steps to Get Started

Apply to Howard College

Visit Apply Texas and apply to Howard County Community College District.

Request Your Transcripts

Please request official copies of your college transcript be sent to the address below. If you do not have any previous college work, we need you to request your official high school transcript.

*Please read the TSI Assessment information in the FAQ section.

Mail Transcripts to:
Howard College
Attn: Ashley Harper
3501 US Highway 67
San Angelo, TX 76905

Complete your FAFSA

FICE Code: 003574 – Howard College

Frequently Asked Questions

After we evaluate your transcripts, we will determine if you need to take the TSI assessment. The TSI Assessment test is designed to help determine your level of skill in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. It provides detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses. We will work with you on what sections of the assessment test you will need.

The TSI tests are offered all year. They are done on a walk-in basis on Mondays thru Thursdays from 8 am – 4 pm. To schedule an appointment during evening or weekend hours, a tester must come to the testing center to schedule, pick up a payment form, and then pay for the test(s). Cost for the tests are $12.00 per subject.  If coming to the San Angelo campus is not an option there is Examity which is Accuplacer’s remote testing platform. To set this up, you would need to contact the Testing Center to get the details on what would need to be done. 481-8300 x 3405

For more information, see the links below:

TSI Pre-Assessment Activity

The PAA can be accessed through the student portal at

Please follow these steps:

  1. Create an account.
  2. Next, select the 3rdoption (Texas Success Initiative 2.0 Pre-Assessment Activity-TSIA2-PAA) and complete the PAA.
  3. Then, print a copy of your certificate.
  4. Finally, when you come to test, bring your printed PAA certificate.

Howard San Angelo Testing website:

No, high quality and engaging coursework is provided completely online. Though, we welcome you to campus anytime you would like to visit.

You should be employed or seeking employment with a school district while enrolled at Howard College and fully employed before attending ASU. If you need help in seeking jobs please contact us.

For More Information

Contact Ashley Harper

Texas 2-Step Coordinator, Howard College San Angelo

(325) 481-8300 Ext: 3268