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Announcing TEACH for Houston
Resources and support for future teachers
October 31st, 2018
⏱ 5 min read

TEACH for Houston has launched! After many months of research, planning, production and collaboration, your ultimate resource for becoming a teacher in Houston is ready to go.

TEACH for Houston is a platform designed to help you evaluate your fit for teaching and take steps to leading a classroom. We’re launching with dedicated resources about teacher compensation, living in Houston, certification, recommended prep programs and more—and, as an evolving platform, TEACH for Houston receives constant updates and product developments to support you in fulfilling your career ambitions. All you have to do is sign up (for free!) to keep up with the latest and greatest.

Why did we develop this platform? We know you have unique skills and experiences that will help you succeed as a teacher. TEACH for Houston helps chart your pathway to a career in teaching, no matter where you are on your professional journey.

According to Courtney Isaak, Senior Manager at TEACH for Houston:

"Every child deserves an excellent teacher—someone who is brilliant, hard-working, and committed to helping students reach their full potential. That's why we launched TEACHforHouston.org, where we'll help you explore teaching in Houston. Here, you can grow and make a difference."

Ready to dive in? Get started with TEACH for Houston.

What you get

TEACH for Houston is an end-to-end platform for future teachers. Assess your fit for the teaching profession, learn more about the opportunity for educators in Houston, and take steps towards certification.

Just starting out? Build a roadmap to determine your fit based on your interests, passions and skills. In just a few minutes, you’ll have an actionable plan for taking the next steps toward a career in teaching.

Curious to learn more about teaching in Houston? Visit Explore Houston for a deeper dive into the advantages of becoming a teacher in Houston, including information on Salary & Benefits and more about our local Schools & Community.

Ready to apply to an educator preparation program? Check out Getting Certified to learn about certification pathways, or use Find Programs to compare educational preparation programs in Houston.

Explore your fit and build your skills so you feel confident on your first day. Determine if teaching is right for you—and plan your unique path forward. Then, your classroom awaits.

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About the initiative

Students need a quality education to succeed in their lives—that’s a given. What you might not know is that teacher quality is the #1 factor in guaranteeing students’ long-term success. So, it’s simple:

Since educators play a crucial role in the life of every child who enters their schools, Houston is committed to building the strongest-possible educator workforce to ensure that all students have access to great teachers.

All students deserve skilled, ingenious teachers to improve the world around us. That’s why we brought the experts in Houston education together to form TEACH for Houston. Our partners include Good Reason Houston, Houston school districts, educator preparation programs and other professionals in education.

Why?

Because we can’t do it alone. At TEACH.org, we’ve built some of the best apps and resources to help people determine whether teaching is a professional fit, to research and compare programs, and even to get a glimpse into what leading a classroom is like.

According to TEACH.org's Head of Product, Dominique Remy:

“TEACH for Houston works with you to figure out what you need to be successful in becoming a teacher. We coordinate with multiple partners to offer the right experiences—application checklists, school district profiles, content about certification and financial aid and more—to make the journey to teaching clearer and more manageable.”

Good Reason Houston brings strong relationships with key partners and education experts and an understanding of Houston’s education landscape to the partnership. TEACH.org brings extensive professional expertise and experience working across the country to assist cities and regions with teacher recruitment initiatives and marketing campaigns. Together, our services go even further—to include support, tools, resources, and career exploration opportunities customized for Houston’s future teaching candidates.

When you join TEACH for Houston, you’re joining a community of passionate professionals dedicated to building and supporting Houston’s educator workforce, one excellent teacher at a time.

Take the first step

Are you ready to become a teacher? Or, maybe you’re just curious and want to learn more. Either way, it’s time to sign up. You’ll get access to everything we mentioned above, and you’ll be the first to know about all the new products and services we’re launching soon!

What are you waiting for? Create your account and don’t forget to follow TEACH for Houston on social media:

We’ll stay in touch—by email, text or phone—to make sure you’re making moves on your journey to a teaching career.

What are you waiting for?