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Job Description

Phase 51 Application Deadline (Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM) is now closed.

* Phase 52 Application is now open-apply for PHASE 52 online posting.

The Dallas Independent School District Alternative Certification Teacher Program is an intensive post baccalaureate program designed to transform talented professionals into proficient educators who impact lives. We are now accepting applications for our Phase 51 Cohort. Career changers and recent graduates looking to impact the lives of students in Dallas ISD should apply now!

Dallas ISD AC Program Benefits:

* Personal field facilitators that provide real-time feedback, observation and support
* TExES content and PPR exam training and practice
* Online and face-to -face content preparation for selected exams
* Mentor teachers that supply experience and guidance during internship year experience
* Hands-on training, focused on exercises that facilitate meaningful growth in the profession
* Training, support, feedback with District Principal's, Assistant Principal's, and Campus Instructional Coaches
* Training support from Dallas ISD Professional Development Department
* Interview preparation and guidance for campus selection for intern year experience
* District based tuition scholarships and discounts were applicable
* Most importantly - a chance to make a huge difference in the lives of Dallas ISD students
* Day and Evening preparation sessions available upon full admissions

Qualifications & Requirements:

To be eligible for consideration or admissions into the Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program, you must show a(n):

* Conferred Bachelor's degree recognized by a THECB regionally accredited institution
* Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 GPA (comprehensive academic transcripts are required)
* All foreign trancripts must be evaluated by an accrediated transcript evaluation company. An approve list of the evaluation companies are available on the SBEC website.
* Completion of Dallas ISD fingerprinting and background check requirements
* Professional Resume & Three (3) Professional References
* Paid Non-Refundable Application Fee ($75)
* Completion of Teacher Pre-Screener and results sent directly to Dallas Alternative Certification Program email inbox (alternativecertification@dallasisd.org).
* Participate in a success face-to-face Interview with Dallas ISD AC Program Selection Committee

Additional Requirements & Information:

If a candidate's bachelor's degree is from Puerto Rico or a college or university outside of the United States candidates must pass all four parts of the TOEFL-iBT, including a minimum score of 24 on the oral portion, 22 on the listening portion, 22 on the reading portion, and 21 on the writing (Institution Code: 8613). Unfortunately, we are not accepting visa applications at this time.

Initial (Non-Refundable) Investment Associated with Dallas ISD AC Program:

* Application Fee $75
* Teacher Pre-Screener $20
* Fingerprinting Fee $49 (upon acceptance into Dallas ISD ACP Program)

Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) Applicant Information for Dallas ISD AC Program:

Pre-Admission Content Testing (PACT) Process Content Testing (if applicable) $116

An applicant may participate in Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) under the following conditions:

* You must hold, or be scheduled to receive, a bachelor's degree to register for a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT).
* You must have never been admitted to a Texas approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP), or you are transferring to a different EPP with a transfer form.
* Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT)
* Science 7-12
* Social Studies 7-12
* Math 7-12
* Physical Education EC-12
* Art EC-12
* Music EC-12
* LOTE: Spanish
* ESL Supplemental
* Core Subjects EC-6
* English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
* Special Education Supplemental
* Bilingual Supplemental

NON Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) Applicant Information for Dallas ISD AC Program:

* Core Subject EC-6
* English Language Arts and Reading 7-12
* Special Education Supplemental
* Bilingual Supplemental

To best serve the needs of Dallas ISD schools, Dallas ISD AC Program has a limited number of offerings in some certification areas and offers admission on a rolling basis. Positions fill-up quickly, and Dallas ISD ACP reserves the right to close the application before the advertised application deadline.

Who is Ineligible for the Dallas ISD AC Program?

* Candidates currently holding a Texas teacher certificate
* Candidates who have completed another educator preparation program in the same certification field
* Candidates who have been employed for three years in a public school under a permit or probationary certificate

Before applying to this program, throughly read the information below:

Upon submission of the application, the non-refundable application fee of $75 will need to be received before application screening begins. All applicants will receive a response from Dallas ISD AC Program through email, as this is our primary method of communication. It is the responsibility of the appplicant to ensure all personal contact information is updated and accurate. Applicants who meet our standards will proceed to the next step in the selection process.

To learn more about Dallas ISD Alternative Certification, please visit: https://www.dallasisd.org/Domain/12627

About Dallas Independent School District

2. The Dallas Independent School District is committed to principles of diversity at all levels of employment and shall recruit and assign quality teachers and administrators without regard to race, national origin, ethnicity, gender or religion. The District affirms its commitment to recruit and assign a staff representative of all racial and ethnic groups in the area served by the Dallas Independent School District. 3. The Dallas Independent School District shall maintain a strong Early Childhood Program at each campus which includes PK-3 students. This program shall be based on current educational best practices, including but not limited to a diagnostic and prescriptive approach, a program facilitator at each campus which includes PK-3 students, emphasis on small group and individualized instruction, a comprehensive program that includes curriculum guides and supporting materials, appropriate staffing, increased parent involvement and training and a strong emphasis on mastery of essential skills by the end of the third grade level. 4. The Dallas Independent School District shall continue to fund Dallas Community College District tuition credits and free music lessons and instruments for students who as of the date the District is released from supervision of the Court are enrolled in the majority-to-minority transfer program. 5. The Dallas Independent School District shall maintain a program of magnet schools, including Montessori schools. The program shall offer unique educational opportunities through specialty curricula which cannot be found within the neighborhood schools. The program shall include the vanguards, academies, and high schools designated as magnet schools or Montessori schools at the date the District is released from supervision of the Court. The District shall maintain the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center as a center for high school magnet programs. The District shall be diligent in its efforts to identify all eligible or qualified students, and to encourage parents and students to participate in the programs. It shall be the policy of the District that properly identified students shall be served without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion. The District shall carefully monitor the selection process so that no student or ethnic group is unfairly excluded. The District shall no less frequently than every three years evaluate all magnet and Montessori programs to determine appropriateness of the program, potential need for additional programs, and the degree to which the programs are ethnically diverse. Nothing herein shall limit the ability of the Board of Trustees to add additional programs or to modify or eliminate existing programs in accordance with the recommendations of the District's evaluation. Criteria for determining whether programs should be added, modified or eliminated shall be included in the initial Special External Magnet Evaluation. The District shall maintain an advisory committee for each high school magnet school that will include specialists in the particular focus of the individual magnet school. 6. The Dallas Independent School District shall maintain programs for talented and gifted students in all elementary, middle, and high schools in accordance with the requirements of State law. The District shall be diligent in its efforts to identify all eligible or qualified students, and to encourage parents and students to participate in the programs. It shall be the policy of the District that properly identified students shall be served without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion. The District affirms the importance of encouraging and including ethnic minority students in high academic programs and courses. The District shall carefully monitor the selection process so that no student or ethnic group is unfairly excluded. 7. The Dallas Independent School District shall maintain the South Dallas, West Dallas, and East Dallas Learning Centers. The District shall provide a Learning Center Management Plan to address administrative, staffing, evaluation, instructional and other issues important to the mission of these centers to support and further the achievement of the students. The District recognizes that these Learning Centers may develop exemplary practices that may be utilized in other District schools whose students are similar to those enrolled in the Learning Centers. The District may make revisions to the Learning Center Management Plan to focus funding, personnel, and programs on the specific needs of the students enrolled at a particular campus. These Centers shall continue to develop educational programs and practices to promote the long-term eradication of the under-education of this identified population. 8. The District shall provide supplemental funding for students in at-risk situations, including those enrolled at campuses identified as low performing according to State or federal law. 9. The District shall maintain Bilingual and English as a second language programs in grades PK-12 in a comprehensive effort to meet the affective, linguistic, and academic needs of LEP students. In elementary schools, the program shall focus on teaching English and subject matter through developmental bilingual classrooms, shared teaching, ESL self-contained classes, and send-in ESL teachers. In secondary schools, the ESL program shall provide LEP students with sequential instruction in ESL, sheltered English, and other sheltered content courses in mathematics, science, and social studies. The programs shall be based upon current best practices and shall be designed to help LEP students acquire English proficiency and facilitate their integration into the mainstream curriculum to ensure equal educational opportunity. The District shall encourage teachers to seek ESL certification and will provide professional development opportunities for the same. 10. The District shall maintain a program of facility construction, addition, renovation, repair and maintenance which focuses on the priorities of health, safety, and avoidance of overcrowding. This program shall be administered without regard to the race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion of the students enrolled at a particular facility and without regard to the geographic location of the facility within the District. Attendance zones and feeder patterns shall recognize the importance of diverse student populations where feasible. District operating and bond funds shall be budgeted and expended using the following priorities: (a) facilities which are safe and secure and compliant with the requirements of the ADA shall be the top priority; (b) regular maintenance and repair of the District's facilities in order to preserve these assets; and (c) the program of maintenance, repair, renovation and construction shall be maintained in accordance with these priorities. The Superintendent of Schools shall present an annual facilities plan for the coming calendar year. 11. The General Superintendent shall be required to report to the Board of Trustees annually on these commitments and covenants. The goal of these commitments shall be increasing student achievement throughout the District for all students in the District. 12. These commitments and covenants shall be subject to and conditioned upon the normal authority of the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent of Schools with regard to matters of personnel assignment and funding priorities. These commitments and covenants shall further be subject to the constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Texas. 13. This Declaration of Commitments and Covenants shall be the official policy of the Dallas Independent School District. This policy shall take effect immediately upon the release of the District from supervision of the United States District Court by a final court order. This policy shall be subject to Board of Trustee review to determine its further application three years from the date the District is released from the supervision of the United States District Court. While this policy is in effect, a vote of seven of the then-sitting members of the Board of Trustees shall be required to modify, alter, amend, repeal or vacate this policy. The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions.