Apply To Teach
TEP’s intensive teacher hiring process consists of the three stages described below.
STAGE 1: APPLICATION
During the first stage, an individual submits an application that consists of 4 components: (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, (3) evidence of student learning, and (4) an original curricular tool. The requirements for each of the 4 components, including submission instructions, are specified in detail in the application. Download the application now.
View TEP's application deadlines and a list of open positions.
STAGE 2: DEMO-LESSON & IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS
Candidates who are invited to TEP for the 2nd stage of the process teach a demo lesson to a class of TEP students and have a formal in-person interview with TEP’s Principal. The purpose of the demo lesson is to assess the candidate’s ability to (a) effectively manage a middle school classroom, (b) create a high-engagement learning environment and (c) provide tangible evidence of student learning. The purpose of the interview is to learn more about the candidate’s experience in the classroom, gain deeper insight into his or her pedagogical approach, and ascertain whether there is an appropriate fit between the candidate’s goals and growth orientation and TEP’s mission and professional development structure.
STAGE 3: A FULL DAY OF TEACHING AT TEP
Candidates who pass the demo lesson and interview round are invited to participate in the fourth and final stage: a full day of teaching at TEP. This is the most important element of the process during which TEP’s Principal and current TEP teachers observe the candidate teaching in front of at least 3 different classes of TEP students. Master teachers who most successfully demonstrate the ability to positively impact student outcomes will be offered teaching positions with TEP.
Do you want to learn more about teaching at TEP? Join us for an upcoming in-person or online info session. For dates and participation instructions for in-person sessions, click here. For dates and participation instructions for online sessions, click here.