Dallas ISD Human Capital Managment Visa Department

  • Dallas ISD H-1B Visa Program

    Dallas Independent School District will sponsor H1B visas for the 2022-2023 school year for Elementary Bilingual (English/Spanish) Teachers.

    To be eligible for an H-1B visa you must have:

    If you are not yet certified:

    • You must be accepted into an Alternative Certification Program and eligible for a Probationary / Intern Certificate.
    • If you have a teacher certification from your country or another US state, you may have the option to go through an Out-of-Country or Out-of-State certification. 

    Visit the Texas Education Agency website to obtain information on how to become a certified teacher for the state of Texas.


    Alternative Certification Program Requirements:

    TExES tests to take for Bilingual Certification:

    • TExES 291/391 - Core Subjects EC-6
    • TExES 164 - Bilingual Supplemental
    • TExES 190 - BTLPT
    • TExES 293 - Science of Teaching Reading

    Please visit Pearson's website for more information regarding the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program locations.

    English Proficiency:

    If you do not have a BA, Master or PhD. from a US (continental) university, one of your first steps is to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet-Based Test (TOEFL-iBT) as proof for English proficiency. Please visit the Texas Education Agency website for more information about this.

    Required Scores:

    • Speaking: 24
    • Reading: 22
    • Listening: 22
    • Writing: 21

  • Online Information Sessions


    The Dallas ISD Visa and Recruitment Team will be hosting online information sessions.

    If this is your first time learning about the H-1B visa minimum requirements, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the process of becoming an elementary bilingual teacher with Dallas ISD. To register to attend, COMPLETE THIS FORM. Once registered, our team will send you a personalized meeting link within 24hrs of the scheduled session.

    Dates available:

    • H1B VISA INFORMATION SESSION - June 2022 Session: 6/1/2022  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST

  • Contact Us

    Questions regarding visa minimum requirements:

    • Diana Castaneda- dcastaneda@dallasisd.org 

    Questions once H-1B visa process has started: 

    You can also contact our Recruitment Team at futureteacher@dallasisd.org to receive information on how to start the interviewing process with Dallas ISD.


    Dallas Independent School District 

    ATTN: Human Capital Management Visa Dept.
    9400 N Central Expressway, 14th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75231