July 1, 2021, may have seemed like just another average day, but don’t be fooled! Here at Texas Teachers – it marked the kickoff of our Quick Hire season, which is now in full swing! We simply couldn’t be more excited for you! If your dream is to become a teacher, you can now make it happen in record time. What exactly is a Quick Hire Candidate? A Quick Hire Candidate is simply any Texas Teachers candidate who is offered admission to the program on or after July 1, 2021. What’s special about becoming a Quick Hire Candidate? As a Quick Hire Candidate, you are eligible to #GetHired by school districts immediately after passing your Content Exam! How is it possible to #GetHired so quickly? Normally, candidates are required to finish all Pre-Service Training before becoming eligible to teach, but due to the high demand for teachers, you can get hired after you pass your Content Exam! This truly means you could be employed in an instant! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
How Do I #GetHired as a Quick Hire Candidate?
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Time Is on Your Side
As a Quick Hire Candidate, time is on your side. If you are welcomed into the Texas Teachers program on or after July 1st, you have the advantage of being able to jump right in! The school year has already begun, but districts continue to hire teachers year-round. Once enrolled with Texas Teachers, you have immediate access to everything needed to become eligible for hire. If you join the Texas Teacher program on or after July 1st as a Quick Hire Candidate, you may begin preparing for your Content Exam to become eligible for hire. Your talent as a teacher is essential and districts are actively looking for you to fill a vacant teacher position in their school.
Enroll with Texas Teachers and the possibilities are endless!
As a Quick Hire Candidate…
it could be possible to enroll and #GetHired before the end of the year!
2021 is looking up after all!
We Want You to Succeed
The first requirement to become eligible to teach is to pass your Content Exam. To help you prepare, we’ve partnered with the best test prep companies in the state to offer you incredible discounts! To take advantage of these limited-time discounts, please click here. After you pass your Content Exam, you are eligible to start teaching. Texas Teachers cares about your success in the classroom. To make sure you have the best teacher preparation possible, please note that you are still required to complete your Texas Teachers’ program training.
If you are employed as a Quick Hire Candidate, school districts will grant you 90 school days to finish your Texas Teachers of Tomorrow Pre-Service Training while teaching in their school. This required training includes:
- 30 hours of Field-Based Experiences (Classroom Observations)
- All required Pre-Service Training Modules
Defining Quick Hire Candidates
Interpreting Texas Administrative Code Rule §228.35 helps us understand how we define a Quick Hire Candidate. A candidate “who has not been accepted into an educator preparation program [like Texas Teachers] before the 45th day before the first day of instruction and who is hired for a teaching assignment by a school after the 45th day before the first day of instruction or after the school’s academic year has begun” is considered a Quick Hire Candidate, also referred to as a Late Hire, by the Texas Education Agency. Essentially, here’s what it boils down to;
A Quick Hire Candidate is someone who…
is offered Admission by Texas Teachers on or after July 1st and is hired by a school district, either before or after the first day of instruction.
Can You Afford Not To?
You’ve contemplated becoming a teacher and now the opportunity has arrived. This year, take back control of your future and enroll with Texas Teachers!
Common Questions from Candidates
Who qualifies for Quick Hire?
To qualify as a Quick Hire Candidate, you must be offered admission by Texas Teachers on or after July 1st. After you enroll, you will have Quick Hire Candidate status and may be eligible for hire in a school district either before or after the first day of instruction.
Is Quick Hire the same as Late Hire?
Yes! The Texas Education Agency may refer to a Quick Hire Candidate as a Late Hire Candidate, but both terms can be used interchangeably.
If I get hired as a Quick Hire Candidate, what requirements do I need to complete during my first Internship Year of teaching?
You will need to complete your required Pre-Service Training modules and 30 hours of Field-Based Experience and all other program requirements.
How long do I have to complete my Internship Year requirements?
You have 90 school days, starting from your first day of instruction, to complete your required Pre-Service Training modules and 30 hours of Field-Based Experience. You will also need to complete all other standard program requirements, such as passing the required state exam, before your Intern Certificate expires. Learn more here.
Are there any resources available to help me prepare for my exams?
Absolutely! Texas Teachers provides numerous test preparation resources, which can be found here. PRO TIP: Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to unlock test prep discounts! You also will be able to access even more resources in your Intern Portal, once enrolled.
I’d like to connect with others currently in the program. Is this possible?
Yes! Chatting with others is a great way to learn about the program and share study tips. We encourage you to join our Facebook community.
Should I wait until I’m hired to begin my online training?
No! You should absolutely start working on your online teacher training as soon as you are enrolled in the program. This will help set you up for success in the classroom and demonstrate to hiring professionals that you are dedicated to becoming a teacher.
I already received my offered admission letter from Texas Teachers! When should I enroll?
You can enroll now and get started! Please note that if you have received an admission letter dated before July 1st, you, unfortunately, do not qualify as a Quick Hire Candidate.
What can I do to strengthen my resume when applying for teaching jobs?
Read this article to learn how to write a stellar resume and land your teaching job! We also recommend following our Social Media channels and monitoring your emails to join our free informational webinars. We regularly host a webinar called, “Resume Builder & Interview Prep.” Seriously, you don’t want to miss this one!
What do I need to officially apply for teaching jobs and get hired?
To start applying for teaching positions, you will need to obtain your Statement of Eligibility from Teachers of Tomorrow, which is a document that informs schools you are eligible for hire. Please refer to your Intern Portal to review the “What’s Next Checklist” and Training Progress page for more info. Once “Passed Required Content Exams” shows a checkmark, the SOE will auto-populate and be available for download.
What is an Intern Certificate?
An Intern Certificate is a document that is issued by the Texas Education Agency after you have been hired by a school district. You will complete your first year teaching on your Intern Certificate before applying for your Standard Certification, assuming all requirements are successfully completed during your Internship Year.
How do I apply for an Intern Certificate?
You must apply and pay for the Intern Certification in your TEAL account. Make sure to select A+ Texas Teachers as the recommending entity.
When should I pay for my Intern Certificate?
We recommend submitting the $78 payment to apply for your Intern Certificate as soon as you begin your job search. The sooner you apply, the better your chances are of getting hired quickly.
What should I do after I receive a full-time teaching offer?
Congrats! You should complete the “I Got a Job” form, located in your Intern Portal, which will notify Texas Teachers that you are ready to be recommended to receive your Intern Certificate.
Want to Learn More?
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