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As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand.

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    Understand the Career

    What do teachers do?

    Dallas-Fort Worth is home to many school systems that are committed to achieving exceptional results for all students. It is also home to the best high school in the nation and is a leader in successful school turnaround. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid for it.

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    See the Possibilities

    Do teachers have a good future?

    Teaching is the greatest opportunity to change the trajectories of young people's lives. The Dallas-Fort Worth region faces many of the challenges common in large urban areas, which magnifies the impact teachers can have. There is a secure future for anyone working in the classroom here, especially for bilingual, STEM and Special Education teachers. Are you ready to empower students to navigate and thrive in a changing world? Get to know your future coworkers.

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    Imagine Your Teacher-Self

    Am I a good fit for teaching?

    If you like a challenge, and daily gratification that what you're doing matters, teaching could be your calling. You bring unique skills and personal history to any job you take—but leading a classroom takes full advantage of both. In this career, you'll work hard while building skills that set you up to succeed no matter where your professional life takes you.

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    Choose Your Path

    How do I become a teacher?

    There are many pathways to becoming a teacher that you can take advantage of. From traditional teacher preparation programs to alternative certification, anyone with the drive and skills to lead a classroom can find a way to licensure. We break it down in just a few steps. Get started by checking out our overview.

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    Get Certified to Teach

    What’s teacher certification?

    If the word “requirement” scares you, you’ll like our resource on understanding certification. Once you get to know which subject, specialty and grade level are for you, next steps just fall into place. Get a head start by getting to know certification in Texas.

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    Get a Job

    How do I start my teaching career?

    Once you're certified to teach, you'll probably want a job. (Give a mouse a cookie...) We've partnered with several schools districts in the DFW area to bring you the nitty-gritty details about what working as a teacher here is like. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see what job openings might be up your alley.

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About TeachDFW

TeachDFW is a partnership between Dallas-Ft. Worth school districts, universities and other educator preparation programs, and TEACH (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by the U.S. Department of Education, with a mission to help people consider teaching and enter the profession.)
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