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Tulsa Teacher Corps
Road to Certification

Step 1: Apply

  • Apply to Tulsa Teacher Corps through Tulsa Public Schools - includes essay questions
  • Complete onboarding requirements
  • Begin interviewing with site leaders

Step 2: Foundational Training

  • Complete enrollment coursework in Canvas
  • Engage in two weeks of professional development designed to help you build a foundational understanding of effective instruction

Step 3: Residency

  • Work side by side with a cooperating teacher for four weeks
  • Observe, practice, and receive feedback on instructional practice
  • Successfully pass a performance bar

Step 4: Year 1

  • Attend Tulsa Way Academy as required by Talent Management
  • Meet weekly with Tulsa Teacher Corps instructional mentor to complete coaching cycles that support instructional planning, pedagogy, and more
  • Complete clusters A-B-C of asynchronous coursework
  • Attend 18 hours of Tulsa Way Saturdays
  • Pass 1 certification test by end of February

Step 5: Advanced Training

  • Engage in two weeks of professional development designed to advance your understanding of effective instruction

Step 6: Year 2

  • Meet weekly with Tulsa Teacher Corps instructional mentor to complete coaching cycles that support instructional planning, pedagogy, and more
  • Complete clusters D-E-F of asynchronous coursework
  • Pass the remaining certification test(s)
  • Attend 18 hours of Tulsa Way Saturdays

Congratulations!

  • Talent Management will notify the State Department of Education that you've met all requirements for the Tulsa Teacher Corps program and your standard certificate will be issued!
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