Want to start teaching this Fall? It’s not too late.
The Late Hire Provision kicked off on July 1 and ends after the first days of school. The state of Texas allows you to be hired with only the required TexES content test(s) passed, but you need to act NOW. The process is simple: Enroll in iteach. Pass your required TeXes Test(s). Get Hired.
Once enrolled, request test approval for your content test(s) right away. You can request test approval on your iteach Instructnet portal, and once approved, you can take your test(s) within a week. Be sure to study, and after you pass your test(s), you will be eligible for hire. Learn more about Texas certification tests required, here.
Get all the details about Texas Late Hire Provision here.
Tips for Getting Hired as a Teacher in Texas
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Texas Teacher Salaries Are Increasing
There is often a misperception about teacher salaries. When people think of teacher salaries they often believe teachers are paid less than the national average. However, in many cases, this isn’t true.
National salary averages for 2022 are around $53,000. Many school districts in Texas are starting teachers at $61,000. Teachers also work a 10-month contract, which translates to 187 days per year. Most people who work traditional jobs work about 260 days per year.
Let’s Do Some Quick Teacher Salary Math
If we took the average salary of a traditional American, $53,000, and divided it up by the number of days worked, it would be around $203 dollars per day. If you then divide 53,000 by 187 days, the total would be $283 per day. That means on average teachers make $80 more per day on actual days worked.
Taking this one step further, if you take $283 and multiplied it by 260, the total would be $73,580. That means if teachers worked 260 days they would make around $73,000. That’s a good salary! And that doesn’t include any additional stipends or bonuses that are currently being paid out to teachers for skills such as special education, math, or bilingual teachers.
Do all teachers make this salary? No, but teacher salaries are increasing and there are a lot of opportunities, especially in Texas, for salary advancement, even beyond $100k annually.
I know many people who talk about teachers who work after hours grading papers and spend a lot of their own personal time dedicated to their jobs. This is true. Teaching is a challenging job that is selfless and is in the service of students.
Teachers do a meaningful job that impacts the lives of students and can change the trajectory of a person’s life. We believe teachers should be rewarded handsomely for their hard work, but rewards from teaching definitely come in other ways besides money.
Become a Teacher. Change Lives.
If you are passionate about impacting the world around you there are few places where you can influence the future as much as a teacher. Teachers have the ability to build students up and set them on a positive course that can have a ripple effect for future generations.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher, check out our online teacher certification process and you could be teaching in a matter of weeks.