ACT-RGV is an alternative certification program fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency.  An alternative certification program is an educational preparation program that provides an alternate route to earning a standard certificate.  Alternative certification began in Texas in 1986, as a creation of the Texas Legislature, to provide alternate routes for those seeking teacher certification in Texas.  ACT-RGV opened in 2001 after being accredited by TEA and was the second private alternative certification program approved in the State of Texas. 


Angela Salinas-Oviedo

Angela Salinas-Oviedo is the Director of ACT-RGV.  She has over 20 years of education experience which includes teaching Secondary English Language Arts for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Writing from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas-Pan American.


Janie Trevino

Janie serves as the Alternative Certification Specialist for ACT-RGV and has 19 years of experience in certification.  She oversees the day to day operations and provides vital information for interns and potential candidates. She also consults with TEA on various certification concerns.  She earned a B.A. in Anthropology from University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley.