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2024-2025 New teacher incentives

Apply now! Must accept offer letter June 30, 2024 to qualify.

Certified Teacher: $3,000
Active teaching certificate required

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Specialty Certification: $2,000
For teachers certified and assigned to the following areas:

  • World Languages: French, German Latin, Russian, Spanish, Chinese
  • Secordary Math: Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Intermediate Math, Advanced Math
  • Secondary Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Botany Zoology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, Physics
  • Special Education: Certified in special education and one or more core secondary subjects, elementary education or early childhood education

Certified Special Education Teacher: $2,000

Active teaching certification required -Certified in special education and one or more core secondary subjects, elementary education or early childhood education

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Mild Moderate Recruitment Incentive: $3,000

For teachers certified and assigned to the following areas:

  • Mild Moderate Disabilities

Certified Special Education Teacher: $2,000

Active teaching certification required-Certified in special education and one or more core secondary subjects, elementary education or early childhood education

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Program Level 3 Recruitment Incentive: $4,000

For teachers certified and assigned to the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Deaf and hearing impairment
  • Emotionally disturbed
  • Intellectually disabled
  • MD
  • Special Education pre-K (Students are three or four.)

Related Service Providers:  $4,000

For individuals certified and assigned to the following areas:

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Psychometrists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists

Top Ten Reasons to Teach with Team Tulsa

  • We believe that all children can achieve.
    Every child can learn. Every child has talent. Every child has value. Great education is demanding and engaging, structured and joyful, challenging and supportive. To succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders, students must engage in their education, own their learning, and feel accepted and supported in our schools.
  • We value diversity and equity.
    We provide resources and supports that match student needs, for every student in every school. We believe that diversity is a community treasure and we must foster an inclusive environment for all by examining biases and resolving unfair practices.
  • We know that teachers are our greatest asset.
    Extraordinary teachers are the heart of successful schools. We ask a lot of our teachers and, in return, must provide the conditions and work environments that promote professional satisfaction and student achievement. Our entire community must value, respect, and support teachers as the irreplaceable professionals they are.
  • We support our teachers and help them grow.
    Teachers must continually hone their craft and content knowledge to design engaging learning and facilitate success in every student. The Tulsa Way for Teaching and Learning represents a collaborative journey to create, communicate, and foster beliefs, practices, structures, tools, and supports that serve as foundational principles for great teaching.
  • We make tough decisions.
    We make decisions, take action, and approach our work based on what is best for our students and their success. We do the right thing even when it is hard, face difficulty with courage, and have the moral fortitude to act in accordance with our beliefs.
  • We strive for excellence.
    We hold each other to high standards that produce exemplary knowledge, skills, abilities, and midsets. Achieving excellence means striving for it every moment of every day. It means sweating the small stuff while we focus on the big picture with determination and persistence.
  • We believe in continuous improvement.
    Effective teams collaborate and continually assess and improve. They attend to present needs while preparing for the future. This means that teachers, school leaders, and support professionals must work together, reflect, adjust, think ahead, and innovate in service of powerful teaching and learning.
  • We are innovative.
    We solve problems and bring ideas to life. Educators, staff and students are engaged and successful with the authority, time and support necessary to reimagine, innovate and iterate.
  • We truly care about our community.
    Our children and schools need all of us–educators, families, and community partners. High quality schools are vital to the health of our community. We must engage our families and all of Tulsa by embracing transparency, holding ourselves accountable to high standards, proactively communicating and working as a team united in the success of every student.
  • We love to have fun.
    Our classrooms and schools should be places where children and adults pursue their passions and are relentlessly curious. We thrive on the joy and excitement that come from working deeply on a problem, task, or concept and experiencing breakthrough moments.
 
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We believe that all children can achieve.
Every child can learn. Every child has talent. Every child has value. Great education is demanding and engaging, structured and joyful, challenging and supportive. To succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders, students must engage in their education, own their learning, and feel accepted and supported in our schools.
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We value diversity and equity.
We provide resources and supports that match student needs, for every student in every school. We believe that diversity is a community treasure and we must foster an inclusive environment for all by examining biases and resolving unfair practices.
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We know that teachers are our greatest asset.
Extraordinary teachers are the heart of successful schools. We ask a lot of our teachers and, in return, must provide the conditions and work environments that promote professional satisfaction and student achievement. Our entire community must value, respect, and support teachers as the irreplaceable professionals they are.
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We support our teachers and help them grow.
Teachers must continually hone their craft and content knowledge to design engaging learning and facilitate success in every student. The Tulsa Way for Teaching and Learning represents a collaborative journey to create, communicate, and foster beliefs, practices, structures, tools, and supports that serve as foundational principles for great teaching.
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We make tough decisions.
We make decisions, take action, and approach our work based on what is best for our students and their success. We do the right thing even when it is hard, face difficulty with courage, and have the moral fortitude to act in accordance with our beliefs.
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We strive for excellence.
We hold each other to high standards that produce exemplary knowledge, skills, abilities, and midsets. Achieving excellence means striving for it every moment of every day. It means sweating the small stuff while we focus on the big picture with determination and persistence.
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We believe in continuous improvement.
Effective teams collaborate and continually assess and improve. They attend to present needs while preparing for the future. This means that teachers, school leaders, and support professionals must work together, reflect, adjust, think ahead, and innovate in service of powerful teaching and learning.
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We are innovative.
We solve problems and bring ideas to life. Educators, staff and students are engaged and successful with the authority, time and support necessary to reimagine, innovate and iterate.
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We truly care about our community.
Our children and schools need all of us– educators, families, and community partners. High quality schools are vital to the health of our community. We must engage our families and all of Tulsa by embracing transparency, holding ourselves accountable to high standards, proactively communicating and working as a team united in the success of every student.
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We love to have fun.
Our classrooms and schools should be places where children and adults pursue their passions and are relentlessly curious. We thrive on the joy and excitement that come from working deeply on a problem, task, or concept and experiencing breakthrough moments.
 
 



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Are you interested in teaching for tulsa public schools?

Take on a new challenge while making a difference for students at the same time. If you hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in entering a career in the classroom, we will support you every step of the way. 
 

Learn More About roads to certification Apply Now Join Team Tulsa today!


 

Roads to Certification

Tulsa Public Schools can help you transition to the rewarding career of teaching. If you have a bachelor’s degree and minimum of a 2.5 GPA there are different pathways to becoming a certified teacher.

 


 

Try teaching: become a substitute educator

Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for aspiring educators to try out their skills in the classroom. It can also be a fulfilling full-time or part-time career. Here are just some of the benefits of becoming a substitute teacher at Tulsa Public Schools:

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Flexible work schedule
DESIGN A LONG-TERM OR SHORT-TERM SCHEDULE THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE
Find your fit
try out various schools and find the team that best suits you
Job-embedded training
develop your teaching skills while serving your community
Create positive change
Impact student lives through leadership
Express your creativity
develop engaging lessons that make learning fun
Teach multiple subjects
try different subjects & grade levels 

Learn moreAbout substitute teaching  FILL OUT AN INTEREST FORMTo become a substitute teacher

 


 

Classroom support: paraprofessionals and teacher assistants

Classroom-based support staff are critical to student success. As a paraprofessional or teacher assistant, you will work closely with the primary classroom teacher to ensure that all students' needs are met and to create a positive classroom culture. The responsibilities of classroom support professionals can vary based on the type of position and school/student needs. To learn more, explore our open positions below.

Paraprofessional View current openings Teaching AssistantView current openings

Please note that all offers of employment are conditional and contingent upon successful background screening and drug testing.