Teach Where You’re Needed Most: In
Dallas students have big dreams for their future, but they also
face challenges every day. Nearly 90 percent come from economically
disadvantaged homes, and 40 percent are still learning English. Each student deserves great teachers who can help
break through barriers and build the life they dream of. The Compass
Alternative Certification Teacher Academy gives talented college graduates a
chance to become one of those teachers—and make a difference for kids in the
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Our program is tough. Our
interns have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and growth-mindset
during selection and training before being recommended for certification. We select those with courage, compassion, and
a proven ability to prepare our students for success in college and beyond.
We are an intensive training program that prepares you to be an outstanding teacher in Dallas ISD. Our program is centered around effectiveness, and we develop you through hands-on, practice based instruction.
We are focused on
essential teaching skills that comprehensively equip our first year teachers.
We hone in on top talent with a passion for education.
We use a hands-on training approach; focused less on lecturing and more on exercises that facilitate meaningful growth. Our participants master the most effective techniques.
Our coaches provide
real-time solutions to assist in your development; incorporating observation
and assessment for positive feedback and coaching.
We offer the eligibility
to receive a standard teacher certification in one year. Our program only recommends
the most qualified teachers for certification.
The Opportunity to Teach
Those who successfully
complete the internship will have the confidence that comes from
knowing they’ve learned the skills they need to be effective teachers as soon
as they enter the classroom. Our interns
can compete with the most prestigious alternative and traditional certification
programs in the Dallas area for teaching positions in the district.
Admittance into COMPASS does not guarantee a teaching position in DISD.
Candidates must successfully complete pre-service training before being offered
a one-year teaching internship in a district school. Following the internship,
COMPASS will only recommend successful candidates for certification.
Compass Fall Cohort 2016-17 Timeline
WE'RE OFFERING CERTIFICATIONS IN
Bilingual Generalist Spanish EC-6
Elementary Generalist ESL EC-6
is the difference between bilingual and ESL?
an ESL classroom, students who teach many different languages are all taught by
the same teacher. The teacher only speaks English and is not required to speak
the native language of any members of the class. All teaching is done in
a bilingual education classroom, all the students in the class speak the same
language. The teacher also speaks the language. The way that a bilingual
education class generally works is that the teacher teaches in both English and
the students' native language, eventually switching over to teaching only in