Learn In The Schools Where You'll Teach
Our training is about helping you serve OUR students, right here in Dallas ISD. You’ll participate in an intensive pre-service training program, followed by a year-long internship leading your own classroom in Dallas ISD. During your internship, 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.
A Focus On Bilingual Education
We want our students to learn from teachers who reflect the diversity of their communities. 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 an experience enriched with the joys that come from serving the community in ways that others can’t.
We Set High Expectations- And Help You Meet Them
Teaching in Dallas is for those who have set high career expectations and are ready to continue with those same expectations in the classroom. Our program provides you skills to give you the confidence to be an effective teacher as soon as you enter the classroom. The program is for those with courage, compassion, and a proven ability to prepare your students to be college and career ready. Over time, you’ll build a rich career—a career marked by countless stories of children whose lives have changed because of you.
A Comprehensive Teacher Effectiveness System
The Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI), the district’s teacher evaluation system, is the backbone of our program. Our goal is 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).