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Help create the world-class schools that our students deserve

Put your belief in Tulsa's future to work in a teaching career with Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Teacher Corps prepares aspiring teachers for the opportunity to join an extraordinary team of educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers, and life.

What is Tulsa Teacher Corps?

Tulsa Teacher Corps is a rigorous and supportive preparation program for aspiring teachers. With hands-on training in real classrooms, and ongoing support and feedback from experienced educators, Tulsa Teacher Corps is your first step towards a successful and rewarding teaching career.

Our supportive, engaging teacher training program is designed by leading educators at Tulsa Public Schools to address the unique needs of Tulsa students and families. We prioritize helping teachers develop the skills and mindsets to create challenging, caring, inclusive classrooms so their diverse students can thrive. Each year we welcome a new cohort of corps members, expanding the network of support for the teachers we train.

Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, Tulsa Public Schools has continued to work closely with local health professionals to keep our students, team, and families safe and healthy. As we move forward together, our district will continue to make decisions based on science, data, and the advice of health experts.

We are now providing certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, and Secondary.

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Steps 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!

 


 

NEED HELP?

Keith Grisso
grisske@tulsaschools.org