Our new #GetHired initiative is to get more teachers into schools this year. Having already passed one or more certification exam(s), you are well on your way to becoming certified. There is a real shortage of teachers in this country and together we can help solve it!
Finish the required courses listed in the Training Progress section of your Intern Portal. Use the What’s Next checklist in your Intern Portal to keep track of your progress.
Once you have completed all requirements, confirm they have been checked off on your What’s Next Checklist and request your SOE at SOERequest@TexasTeachers.org. Please include your full name and the content area(s) you are requesting on the SOE.
Begin looking for teaching positions immediately after receiving your SOE. 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! 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.
Apply for your Intern Certificate and complete fingerprinting. Although it does cost money to complete these steps, the investment can give you a big advantage when you are applying for teaching positions. Having applied for your Intern Certificate ($78) and completed your fingerprinting ($52.20) lets an employer know that you are serious and that you will be ready to start right away. Make sure to select A+ Texas Teachers as the recommending entity. Some employers won’t even consider your resume if these steps have not been completed.
Once you do #GetHired, there are some final steps to complete. It is important that you let Texas Teachers know that you were hired by filling out the “I Got A Job” form on the Internship tab of your Intern Portal. This prompts us to help you activate your Intern Certificate so you can begin teaching! After you submit the form, check your email often for these final steps. Your school district’s HR department will need to complete and return your Statement of Eligibility, which will be available for download in your Intern Portal with your Enrollment Letter once you have completed your Pre-Service (training and FBEs).
Once all steps are complete, you will receive an email confirmation that your Intern Certificate has been recommended by Texas Teachers with TEA.
Start your first year of 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.