Dallas students have big dreams for
the future, but they also face big challenges. Nearly 90 percent come from
economically disadvantaged homes, and 40 percent
are still learning English. They deserve great teachers who can help them break
through these 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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Rigorous Selection 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.
Training 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.
Focus 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.
Practice 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.
Coaching Our coaches provide
real-time solutions to assist in your development; incorporating observation
and assessment for positive feedback and coaching.
Certification 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 COHORT 2016-17 TIMELINE
WE'RE OFFERING CERTIFICATIONS IN
Bilingual EC - 6
Generalist EC - 6 (SpEd)
Generalist 4-8 (ESL)
Dual Math & Science
IN ADDITION WE OFFER
Opportunities for scholarships (includes tuition & other fees)