Join the Tulsa Teacher Corps! Apply Today! (#667974)
Put your belief in Tulsa’s future to work by training for a teaching career with Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Teacher Corps offers aspiring teachers the opportunity to join an extraordinary team of educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers, and life.
Our application for 2018-19 Tulsa Teacher Corps is now open. Apply now through the Tulsa Public Schools job portal at www.tulsaschools.org/tulsateachercorps. Our next application deadline is May 7th!
Our supportive, hands-on preparation program will ensure you are ready to make a lasting impact in the lives of Tulsa’s kids on your very first day. Designed by leading educators at Tulsa Public Schools to address our students’ and families’ unique needs, Tulsa Teacher Corps prioritizes helping teachers develop the skills and mindsets to create and run challenging, caring, and joyful classrooms.
Hands-on training. During an intensive five-week training program working directly with students in a Tulsa Public Schools summer school classroom, you’ll practice the skills you need to become a successful teacher, including building a strong classroom culture, creating and delivering challenging lessons aligned directly to the Tulsa Public Schools curriculum, and helping students discover connections between their values and experiences and academic content. Every step of the way, you’ll receive the support and guidance of an experienced Tulsa educator.
Personalized coaching. Whether you are learning to play the cello or mastering the jump shot, regular feedback from an experienced coach is key to improving. Teaching is no different. That’s why you’ll have a team of supportive coaches throughout your first year in the classroom to provide ongoing coaching and feedback, helping you hone your craft and deepen your content knowledge.
Certification. Certification. We will support candidates to pursue certification through existing pathways and will ensure that corps members are equipped with the awareness and knowledge necessary to earn certification.
Employment. Tulsa's students deserve excellent educators, and we hold corps members to a high bar for success. Those who meet all program requirements and demonstrate that they can help lead students to personal, social, and academic success will be eligible for a teaching job with Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Teacher Corps staff members will support corps members through every step of the process: from certification through hiring, helping you find the school community that's right for you.
Why Tulsa Teacher Corps?
Tulsa Public Schools needs great educators with the courage to lead, the passion to inspire, and the knowledge to change lives. You’ll help shape our community’s future and support students to develop their full academic and social potential.
Tulsa Teacher Corps is a tuition-free program which prepares candidates with the skills they need to successfully lead a classroom and for a meaningful career at Tulsa Public Schools. Corps members receive a full teacher's salary and a comprehensive benefits package after summer training, after meeting certification requirements.
We're seeking corps members from all backgrounds, including paraprofessionals and substitute teachers who already work in our classrooms, recent college graduates looking to build careers in Tulsa, and career changers from other fields looking to make a lasting impact in our community. Research shows that students with teachers who reflect the racial and cultural diversity of their communities perform better academically and socially, so we are committed to recruiting corps members from all walks of life.
• To be considered for our program, you must: o hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university by June 2018 o have a minimum GPA of 2.5 o meet all legal requirements to work in the United States; o pass a criminal background check and drug test before the start of summer training; and o be available for our five-week intensive summer training (June 18 - July 20).