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How to Become a Teacher

Learn how TEACH for Houston can help you choose a teacher training program, apply and find financial aid.
Get free tools and resources

How to Become a Teacher

Learn how TEACH for Houston can help you choose a teacher training program, apply and find financial aid.
Get free tools and resources
1

Choose a Pathway

2

Explore Programs

3

Submit Applications

4

Find Financial Aid

What you get when you sign up at TEACH for Houston

 

  1. 1

    Understand Certification.

    To become a teacher in Houston, you’ll need to choose a certification area and earn a bachelor’s degree. Our downloadable certification guide can help you understand your options, find resources and choose the pathway that’s right for you. For 1-on-1 support, check out our free coaching options.

    Understand Certification
  2. 2

    Choose the program that fits you best.

    You can use TEACH for Houston’s Program Finder to explore educator preparation programs and compare options. You can filter programs by degrees offered, endorsements, tuition and online options. 

  3. 3

    Apply to a program with confidence.

    Make your application stand out with TEACH for Houston’s free tools. Get 1-on-1 advice and create an application checklist to keep track of next steps and deadlines. (You’ll get fee reimbursements after you apply!) You can also download guides on how to write a knockout essay, freshen up your resume, prep for testing and ask for a stellar letter of recommendation!

  4. 4

    Take advantage of financial aid.

    Is affordability top of mind? You’ve got options for financial aid, from work study to loans to scholarships. Our financial support page can help you explore types of aid, find scholarship opportunities and understand financial aid best practices.

Create an Account

Sign up for your free, all-access pass to TEACH products and services.

  • Create a career roadmap.
  • Get 1-on-1 expert advice.
  • Follow how-to guides for getting certified.
  • Access prep program application checklists.
  • Claim fee reimbursements towards application and testing expenses.

We’re always working on something new to help the next generation of great teachers. With an account, you get first dibs!

Get Started

Not ready to make the jump?

If you’re not sure if teaching is for you, that’s OK! Check out these resources to explore the profession.
  • Get 1-on-1 Advice

    Talk to a certified Houston teacher and get your questions answered. Schedule a phone call, video chat or email conversation.

  • Understand Salary

    Learn about the competitive salary, benefits and growth opportunities that come with being a Houston teacher.

  • Explore Teaching

    Want to get a better idea of what teachers do day to day? Gain experience and try the career before you commit.

Need help?

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