Learn In The Schools Where You'll Teach
Our training isn’t about helping you serve some students
somewhere; it’s about helping you serve our students, right here in Dallas.
You’ll participate in an intensive pre-service training program, followed by a
year-long internship leading your own classroom in Dallas ISD. Along the way,
you’ll learn from the district’s top teachers, and receive personalized
coaching on the practical skills you’ll need to be a great teacher in Dallas.
Those who successfully complete the program will receive a teaching certificate
and a guaranteed offer to teach full-time in one of our schools.
A Focus On Bilingual Education
We want our students to learn from teachers who reflect the diversity
of our community. Those who speak our students’ languages and share their
cultures bring tremendous value to the district—which is why more than half of
the teachers we train are bilingual. Compass provides bilingual teachers with a
training experience, and eventually a teaching experience, enriched with the
joy that comes from serving their community in ways that others just can’t.
We Set High Expectations- And Help You Meet Them
Teaching in Dallas is for those who have set high expectations in
their careers and are ready to continue with that same outlook in the
classroom. At Compass, our program teaches you skills that will give you the
confidence to be an effective
teacher as soon as they enter the classroom. It’s for those with courage,
compassion, and a proven ability to prepare our students to be college and
career ready. Over time, you’ll build a
rich career that you can be proud of—a career marked by countless stories of
children whose lives changed because of you.
A Comprehensive Teacher Effectiveness System
Excellence Initiative (TEI), the district’s teacher evaluation system, provides
the backbone for our program. Our goal is to develop your skills to prepare you
for success. TEI looks at defining and evaluating excellence through three
lenses: performance, student achievement and student
surveys. Read more here (this link takes you
outside of the COMPASS page).