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Get access to researched reports and step-by-step guides to help you apply to a teaching program—from studying for tests to getting excellent letters of recommendation and everything in between.


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    All About Salary & Benefits

    Get all your questions answered—starting salary, vacation, career opportunities and more.

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  • Male teachers with white glasses looking at a computer with a male high school student

    Guide to Getting Certified

    This step-by-step guide walks you through the steps you'll take to earn your teaching certificate.

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  • A smiling Houston teacher stands in front of a classroom whiteboard

    Guide to Alternative Certification

    Learn about alternative certification, with step-by-step instructions to get started.

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  • A smiling young woman watches a presentation during her teaching program

    Teaching Program Requirements

    Find out what application materials you'll need, how to request transcripts and more.

  • A Muslim woman sits at a laptop and studies for her TExES.

    Prepare for State Tests

    Find out what exams you'll need to get certified, and explore study materials and tools.

    Start Prepping
  • A young woman looks for financial aid options on her computer

    Pay for Your Teaching Program

    Get to know your financial aid options when it comes to paying for a teaching program.

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  • A student's hands on a blue laptop keyboard, writing a personal statement for a teaching program application

    Stellar Essays & Cover Letters

    Learn how to craft your personal statement or cover letter, and download our template.

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  • A young man with glasses works on his resume at his laptop

    Craft a Winning Resume

    Need a fresh resume to apply to a job or a teaching program? We’ve got you covered.

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  • A man with glasses smiles at the computer as he receives his letter of recommendation

    Get Strong Recommendation Letters

    Follow these guidelines to ask for a letter of recommendation.

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