North Amercian College History
Texas Gulf Foundation (TGF), a non-profit educational organization founded on April 7, 2007, is currently located at 9441 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. #100, Houston, TX 77036. The main purpose of TGF is to establish superior higher education institutions. Toward this goal, the TGF Board of Directors established Texas Gulf Institute and Gulf Language School. These institutes started operation in September 2007. With addition of degree programs, TGI evolved into North American University.
Texas Gulf Institute offered certificate programs and was regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Austin, Texas. The primary purpose of Texas Gulf Institute was to offer educational services and training to adults capable of successfully pursuing careers in their chosen fields.
Gulf Language School (GLS) offers intensive English program for those whose native language is other than English. GLS offers 5 preparatory level ESL courses. GLS has been authorized by the U.S. Department of State to issue I-20 forms for foreign students.
TGF also operates (1) Gulf Educator Certification Program (GECP) that is an alternative teacher certification program accredited by Texas Education Agency State Board for Educator Certification, and (2) Gulf Educational Support Services (GESS) which offers professional development services to educators and awards CPE credits.