Want to Land Your First Teaching Job?
We thought so! Attend our Texas Techers’ Virtual Job Fair and you could be teaching THIS summer!
The Virtual Job Fair Countdown Has Begun!
How to Boost Your Eligibility
We want nothing more than to put you in touch with some of the largest schools in Texas. With thousands of open teaching positions, we’re here to help you navigate the prospects to find your dream job. Our Virtual Job Fair is a serious event and the schools that are attending are actively looking to hire qualified candidates. To attend our Texas Teachers’ Virtual Job Fair on April 22, you must be eligible. Boost your eligibility and employability by completing your Pre-Service Training. Once completed, you will obtain your Statement of Eligibility (SOE). Securing your obligatory SOE will demonstrate to hiring managers that you’re prepared and ready to teach. You may even outshine a competing candidate if you’ve accomplished even more! Check out our guide to increase your marketability to learn how.
Complete Your Pre-Service Training
Let’s take a deep dive and discover exactly what YOU need to do in order to become eligible to attend our Texas Teachers’ Virtual Job Fair. You must complete all required components of your Pre-Service Training. Here’s what that entails:
1. Content Exam(s): Test preparation is an essential component to helping you prepare for the classroom. We encourage you to register and secure your testing date as soon as possible, as many testing centers have limited availability and are operating at reduced capacity. Even if you are not yet prepared to take your test, register for it now. To help you prepare, we’ve scored some amazing test prep discounts for you. For more info on registering for your exams, check out our test prep page. If you are required to take the Science of Teaching Reading (STR) Exam, be sure to register and prepare for it as well!
2. Required Coursework: Finish all pre-service courses listed in the Training Progress section of your Intern Portal to keep track of your progress. You must complete all courses listed under the ‘Required Courses’ tab.
3. Field-Based Experience Hours: Field-Based Experience (FBE) hours are reflective observations of EC-12 students, teachers, and faculty/staff members engaging in educational activities in a school setting. You must complete 30 Field-Based Experience (FBE) Hours. Right now, you currently have the option to complete all 30 hours online, in-person, or a combination of both.
What EXACTLY Is My SOE?
There’s a lot of SOE talk going around! Your Statement of Eligibility, or your SOE, is simply a document which verifies your eligibility to start teaching! When you complete the three tasks outlined above, your SOE will auto-populate in your Intern Portal and be available for download. That’s it! If you’re still confused about what specific requirements you need to complete in order to get your SOE, we’ve created a short quiz to help clarify everything for you. After taking the SOE quiz, you’ll even get a personalized Self-Checklist to download!
P.S. Are you confused about more Texas Teachers’ lingo? Be sure to bookmark our Definitive List of Program Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms!