Dallas ISD Human Capital Managment Visa Department

  • Dallas ISD H-1B Visa Program

    Dallas Independent School District will sponsor H1B visas for the 2021-2022 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 every first Wednesday of each month, beginning December 1st, 2021. 

    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:

    • PUBLIC GENERAL SESSION - December 2021 Session: 12/7/2021  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
    • H1B VISA INFORMATION SESSION - January 2022 Session: 1/5/2022  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
    • H1B VISA INFORMATION SESSION - February 2022 Session: 2/2/2022  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
    • H1B VISA INFORMATION SESSION - March 2022 Session: 3/2/2022  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