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Your next steps to #GetHired

GET HIRED the time is now

If you have already applied to our program and are committed to making a difference in the lives of students, then let’s get you going on the right path to certification. Our #GetHired initiative is getting more qualified teachers into schools this year. There is a real shortage of teachers in this country and together we can help solve it!

1. Pass Exams

Prepare to pass your certification exam(s). Our Test Prep modules will give you a leg up on passing your exam(s), and our free study resources give you that extra boost. Register for your exam(s) as soon as possible to reserve your desired date/time. Make sure you have fully prepared yourself for the correct exam, as TEA rules state you must wait 45 days until you can take another one. Use all of our resources to your advantage! Content exams must be passed in order to become eligible for hire.

2. Begin Training

Start your training right away. Once your enrollment fee is paid, you will receive immediate access to everything you need to get hired in the classroom. Log into your Intern Portal and begin the Preparing for the Profession module to get started. Use the What’s Next checklist in your Intern Portal to keep track of your progress.

  • Complete all Pre-Service Online Training Courses marked required
  • Complete one of the following courses: Reading for Secondary Teacher or Reading for Elementary Teacher marked with a double asterisk (ex. **Reading for Secondary Teacher OR **Reading for the Elementary Teacher)
  • Complete 30 Field-Based Experience (FBE) Hours

This is not required if you’re a #QuickHire.

3. Receive SOE

Once you have completed all requirements, confirm they have been checked off on your What’s Next Checklist in your Intern Portal.  Navigate to the Enrollment Letter/SOE tab and download both documents. These documents show that you are enrolled in Texas Teachers (Enrollment Letter) and have completed all your pre-service requirements (SOE) to become eligible for hire. You will need to use these documents when applying for jobs.

5. #GetHired

Begin looking for teaching positions immediately after passing your certification exam(s). Expand your search to within an hour commute from your residence to give yourself plenty of options. Remember that once you complete your first year teaching, you will be able to teach anywhere in Texas! Your Pre-Service (training and FBEs) does not need to be fully complete to begin your job search, but keep working on it while you are looking, and be able to explain where you are at in your Pre-Service to a potential employer. Use our job search resources to help you prepare – submit your resume for review, watch our seminar, attend our webinars, follow our guide to preparing your portfolio, and practice interviewing using our sample questions.

6. Start Teaching

Start your first year teaching with full support. Once you are hired, you will begin teaching with full pay, full benefits, and full support. You receive guidance from your Texas Teachers Field Supervisor, an experienced educator who will visit your classroom 5 times throughout the year, and is always on call to answer your questions. Click here to learn more about the requirements during your Internship Year.

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