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Join the Tulsa Teacher Corps!

Help create the world-class schools that Tulsa students deserve.

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.

Select "Tulsa Teacher Corps" from the open positions to begin the application process.




What is the Tulsa Teacher Corps?

In response to a continued state and national teacher shortage, Tulsa Public Schools created the Tulsa Teacher Corps to provide a rigorous and supportive preparation program for aspiring teachers. Through a competitive selection process, hands-on training in real classrooms, and ongoing support and feedback from experienced educators, Tulsa Teacher Corps is your first step towards a successful and rewarding teaching career.


Why join the Tulsa Teacher Corps?

Tulsa Public Schools needs great educators who are committed to inspiring and preparing every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals, and make positive contributions to our world. You'll help shape our community's future and support students to develop their full academic and social potential.

Tulsa Teacher Corps prepares candidates with the skills they need to successfully lead a classroom, while removing many of the barriers that prevent aspiring teachers from joining the profession. Corps members earn their teaching certificate and a salary as they prepare for a meaningful career at Tulsa Public Schools. Corps members receive a full teacher's salary and a comprehensive benefits package after summer training, when they begin teaching in the fall. They may also be eligible to apply for AmeriCorps benefits, which can be used for repayment of federal student loans and/or for future educational costs at schools that accept federal financial aid.

At this time, tuition for the program has not been established. If there is tuition, it will not exceed $5,000, but the specific amount will depend on some factors yet to be determined by the state and the district.


How does the Tulsa Teacher Corps work?

Our supportive, hands-on teacher preparation program is designed by leading educators at Tulsa Public Schools to address the unique needs of Tulsa students and families. The Tulsa Teacher Corps program prioritizes helping teachers develop the skills and mindsets to create challenging, caring, and joyful classrooms and learning communities.

  • Hands-on training. During an intensive five-week training program working directly with students in a Tulsa Public Schools summer school classroom, you'll develop the skills you need to become a successful teacher, including building a strong classroom culture, creating and delivering challenging lessons, and helping students discover connections between their experiences and academic content. Every step of the way, you'll receive the support and guidance of an experienced Tulsa educator.

  • Personalized coaching. Ongoing feedback from an experienced teacher coach is critical to developing instructional mastery. The Tulsa Teacher Corps includes a team of supportive coaches who provide ongoing coaching and feedback, helping you hone your craft and deepen your content knowledge.

  • Certification.* 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 guaranteed a teaching job with Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Teacher Corps staff members will even support you throughout the hiring process, helping you find the school community that's right for you.

*We are currently seeking approval from the Oklahoma legislature to endorse candidates for elementary and special education licenses. With that license, candidates are able to apply for a standard teaching certificate.


What are the requirements to join Tulsa Teacher Corps?

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:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • meet all legal requirements to work in the United States;
  • pass a criminal background check before the start of summer training; and
  • be available for our five-week intensive summer training.

How do I apply?

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Tulsa Teacher Corps. Interested candidates should visit the Job Vacancies page and select "Tulsa Teacher Corps" from the category list to begin the application process. Selected candidates will be notified within two to three weeks.


For more information, please contact
tulsateachercorps@k12.tulsaschools.org

 

 
 
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