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Everything you need to become a teacher

Becoming a teacher doesn't have to be complicated.

Get simple, clear information and resources. Let's get you started!
  1. 1

    Choose Your Path

    How do I become a teacher?

    Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have a bachelor’s degree or experience, you have options. We’ll overview the steps you need to take and some of the decisions you can make along the way.

    How to Get Certified
  2. 2

    Find Your Ideal Program

    What teaching program is right for me?

    Whether you already have a bachelor's degree or you're just getting started, there's a program for you. Search programs by location, the subject you want to teach, and how quickly you want to get started. Some programs even allow you to earn a teaching salary while you earn your certificate!

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    Get Financial Support to Get Started

    How much does it cost to get certified?

    Different teaching programs have different requirements, so there's no one answer to this question. We'll let you in on a secret though—there are LOTS of options to help you find and pay for programs. Some programs even pay you

  4. 4

    Get the Lowdown on Pay and Benefits

    Does it pay to teach?

    You'll be happy to know that Dallas-Fort Worth teachers can make a good living. In fact, among 15 of our partner school districts in the DFW area, the average starting salary for teachers is over $58,000. Learn more about teaching salaries and benefits.

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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. 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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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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  1. Learn about your certification options.
  2. Explore teacher training programs.
  3. Get support for teaching tests.
  4. Apply for financial aid.
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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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