Full Time Contract
Become a teacher and help create the world-class schools that Tulsa’s 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.
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 March 26.
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. We are currently seeking approval from the state of Oklahoma to certify candidates with a standard teaching certificate. 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.
Job Guarantee. 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 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 prepares candidates with the skills they need to successfully lead a Tulsa 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 are paid during the program and can access loan forgiveness and AmeriCorps benefits to off-set program costs. For the 2018-19 school year, the starting salary of a first-year teacher at Tulsa Public Schools is $32,900. At this time, tuition for the program has not been established. If there is tuition, the specific amount will depend on some factors yet to be determined by the state and the district.
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 a career in Tulsa, and career changers from other fields looking to make a lasting impact in our community. Research shows that students with teachers that reflect their racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity do better academically and socially, so we are committed to recruiting diverse Corps Members.
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.
• be available for our five-week intensive summer training (June 18-July 20).
How do I apply?
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Tulsa Teacher Corps. Interested candidates, prepare your resume and visit www.tulsaschools.org/tulsateachercorps . Select “Tulsa Teacher Corps” from the open positions to begin the application process. Selected candidates will be notified within 2-3 weeks.
Minimum Education Required