Teaching is a highly challenging career that offers you many opportunities to be creative
and to impact young people. Passionate, dedicated teachers are in high demand. A teacher
degree with certification is an investment in a stable career with benefits. Some
become a teacher and stay teaching. Others advance by becoming a master reading or
math teacher, instructional coach, curriculum writer, district specialist, or even,
administrator. After successfully teaching over several years, others take their skills
outside of schools to become tutors, educational sales reps, consultants, business
owners, or policy advisors. Learn more about career paths and design a roadmap.
Face to face and online courses will prepare you to become a teacher. Our program
focuses on strong STEM teachers, teacher wellness and wellbeing, and experiences in
an urban setting.
By senior year, students are in the field at least one day a week in districts such as Cedar Hill ISD, Dallas ISD, De Soto ISD, Garland ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, Lancaster ISD, and Mesquite ISD.
Requirements for becoming a teacher are admission to and completion of the teacher education program, a semester of student teaching, a criminal background check, and passing your certification exams.
For more information on getting certified as a teacher in Texas, check out the TEA website.
A teaching career provides stability and benefits while allowing you to impact the world. Starting salaries in North Texas are just above $50,000 a year with health and retirement benefits. Some districts offer additional stipends for bilingual and special education teachers! Many teachers interview and receive preliminary offers before graduation. Scholarships also ensure you leave the School of Education with low debt.