Job Opportunities and
All positions listed herein are provided by the individual schools or districts under which they appear. The "posted" date indicates the day on which any listings are posted to the Texas Troops to Teachers web site. Please contact each school/district directly to get additional information for each posting.
If you are an employer wanting to post available teaching opportunities in your school/district, please send an email with the name of your school district, campus location, position(s) available, application information, point of contact, and any other pertinent information (requirements, qualifications, etc.) to email@example.com.
Rise Academy, a National Title 1 Distinguished School, is a charter school located in Lubbock, Texas. They are seeking a science teacher for grades 3-8. This is a stressful, demanding, high-stakes position with a challenging, low-income student population.
Requirements: Strong presence with children; coachable with strong work ethic; bachelor’s degree; some science background. You must possess above-average desire and commitment to be successful in this no excuses, results-oriented environment.
Must be able to work effectively with science lab teacher.
Salary reasonably competitive for location.
Good health insurance options.
Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely no phone calls.
San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District has teaching positions available!
They are interested in placing any Post Baccalaureate, alternative certification students, and student teachers in their school district.
View a list of our Current Vacancies.
If you are interested in applying, please contact them directly.
Dr. Patricia McNamara
Chief Human Resources & Instructional Support Officer
San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District
205 Memorial Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
Del Valle DAEP is looking for a HS Math teacher.
Contact: Jorge Meave, Director DAEP
4305 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
Email: george.meave @dvisd.net
IDEA Public Schools is looking for teachers throughout the State of Texas. They are located in Austin, San Antonio, the Rio Grande Valley, and they are expanding into El Paso.
Next Early Hiring Deadline: December 5th
San Antonio Academy Teacher (K-5th)......................Click Here
San Antonio College Prep Teacher (6th-12th).............Click Here
Early Hiring Summit.................................................December 20
Read more about IDEA’s mission and the work they are doing in Central Texas. Please feel free to reach out directly to Mr. Tijerina if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Human Assets Staffing Team/ Talent Recruiter
Irving ISD is still searching for a Health Science Technology-Biotechnology teacher, as well as a Health Sciences Masters level teacher.
Irving ISD pays a very competitive salary and offers an excellent benefit package. This position offers 13 additional days on the contract. In addition, the individual will start on step 2 of the pay scale due to industry experience.
Applicants will subsequently need to go through an Alternative Program for certification, but Irving ISD can assist them in finding a good program to work with.
Apply online www.irvingisd.net, under the "Employment" tab. Please contact Irving ISD directly with questions.
See ALL Irving ISD Jobs.
Ms. Shawn Blessing,
School Districts and Various Job Fairs
Statewide School District Job Search through TEA
Per TEA, " Job seekers can use this page to find employment opportunities at any school district in the state.
Fill out the search box below to specify a location and a search radius.
If you are searching by city or town, be sure to include TX in the search field."
Visit the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) for additional job fair listings.
Job & Resume Posting at Texas Regional Service Centers
The following are links to the Personnel Service Cooperatives of Regional Service Centers. Districts post their vacancies on the sites. In several of these sites, you can also post a resume on line which will be sent to districts throughout the region when they have a vacancy.
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Teaching Jobs in Texas
Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) is a professional association primarily made up of Texas public school human resources (HR) administrators and support staff.
Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) has a on which they frequently post their job vacancies. click here for the TCSA JOB BOARD.
Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) has compiled an excellent list of links for teaching positions in Texas.
Texas Workforce Commission also offers a job board for educators at their Work in Texas web pages. Click here to view listings.
Student Alternatives Program, Inc. is preparing for the statewide 2016-2017 School Year.
Student Alternatives Program, Inc. (SAPI) was established in 1990 and is a private, non-profit, community-based organization, exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C., Section 501(c)(3). As authorized under provisions of the Texas Education Code (TEC), SAPI has expanded the types of educational programs it delivers and now provides services through:
1. Community-based drop recovery program that also provides services to students at-risk of dropping out of school, as defined under Chapter 29, TEC;
2. Contracts with school districts to provide services to youth under the provisions of Chapter 37, TEC, Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEP); and
3.Four open-enrollment charter school districts awarded by the Texas State Board of Education under Chapter 12, TEC in 1998.
Available STATEWIDE positions can be found at: https://studentalternativesprogram.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
New Certification for Texas JROTC Instructors!
Texas SB 1309 legislation states that Texas certification is coming for JROTC instructors.
Click here for details about SB 1309 at the Texas Legislature Online.
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National Educator Sites
These sites allow individuals seeking jobs to post resumes free of charge and/or to see or be notified of vacancies posted by districts across the nation. Districts must pay a fee for this service, but participants do not pay anything.
"JOB HERO:" http://www.jobhero.com/veteran-career-guide/
This link has a lot of good job resource information for veterans.
- K-12 Job Spot
- Texas Private Schools Association
- U.S. Department of State: Office of Overseas Schools
- Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
- Teach for America: In order to be eligible for this program, you must have:
- A bachelor's degree by June 2015
- A 2.50 undergraduate GPA
- Proof of US citizenship, national/permanent resident status, OR
deferred action for childhood arrivals
We want more students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Pursue your passion, find a place in STEM and have a career where you can do what you love.
Contact STEMJOBS at email@example.com.
Sign up for the STEMJOBS FREE digital magazine
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Native American Affairs & Indian Preference Act
If you are Native American or American Indian, including Alaskan Native,
and can claim this documentation, via a tribal affiliation, then you have a
greater opportunity for employment teaching on or near a reservation.
Teaching positions offered with the Bureau of Indian Education, who claim
the Indian Preference are eligible, in many states. There are different types of schools on or near reservations: Public, Tribal, BIE, and Mission.
The Indian Preference Act of 1934 gives equally qualified Indian candidates
preference on jobs with the BIE. Verification Form BIA-4432 must be
submitted with the application for employment with a BIE school, if
claiming Indian preference. Consideration will be given to non-Indian
applicants, status or reinstatement eligible persons, in the absence of
qualified Indian Preference eligible persons, so this should not dissuade
you from teaching on a reservation if you are not a native.
Public schools on or near reservations, run by the state, do not have that Indian
There is also a Teacher Loan Forgiveness program, offered by the federal
government, for all teachers teaching in a designated Title I school in
which up to 17,000 in federal student loans may be relieved: for teachers
teaching in specified content areas, and teaching for at least five full
consecutive years. "All elementary and secondary schools operated by the
Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) or operated on Indian reservations by
Indian tribal groups, under contract with BIE, qualify as schools serving
low-income students. These schools are qualifying schools for purposes of
this loan forgiveness program, as well as Troops to Teachers.
The Bureau of Indian Education oversees a total of 183 elementary and
secondary schools, located on 64 reservations in 23 states. Of these, 59
are BIE-operated and 124 are Tribally-operated under BIE contracts or
grants. The Bureau also funds or operates off-reservation boarding schools
and peripheral dormitories near reservations for students attending public
schools. In regards to certification, if the school receives federal funding,
teachers must be "highly qualified" per NCLB, meaning an applicant must
obtain state licensing, for most positions. Some provisions are made in
certain positions or vocational certifications, where the need is high.
The application and hiring procedures are uniquely different in each of the
three types of school operations discussed above. If you have any questions
about the Indian Preference Act, teaching on a reservation, or the types of
schools and their procedures, please contact the Troops to Teachers Interim Director of Native American Outreach, Kim Hiebert at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 404-413-8103.
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Job Hunting Hints & Tips
I'm in a certification program, what now?
Once you have passed your content exams, and are enrolled in a Texas certification program, you are considered "highly qualified" and can begin the process of applying for teaching jobs.
I'm highly qualified under NCLB, what now?
- Once you are highly qualified under NCLB, you are eligible for employment and can start looking for a job. Hiring is done through the district human resources office. Districts usually select candidates for a vacancy from applications already on file.
- Since each district may have a different process for applying for a teaching position in their district, check the district's web site where you'd be interested in working
(Click here for a list of school district web sites and information).
- Apply, using the process prescribed by the school district; online application, mail in resume and cover letter, and any additional credentials that may be required at the time of the application.
- Check back often, and keep your resume updated.
In the case where there are no openings in your desired district, there are other avenues that you may take to build a network for future employment:
- Apply to become a substitute teacher
- Offer help with homework/tutoring students
- Volunteer for school mentoring programs
- Design & distribute business cards that introduce you as an educator; ie. contact information, certification areas of interest, etc.
Carry them everywhere, at all times!
- Network, network, network!
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