Grow at KIPP Texas
Our people are our most critical resource in ensuring that KIPP Texas delivers on commitments to students and families. From our teaching fellowship programs that create supportive pathways into the classroom to our leader development programs that help you confidently lead a school, we’re deeply invested in programs to support diverse careers in education.
KIPP Texas Teaching Fellows
Teaching Fellows at KIPP Texas campuses will participate in monthly program learning opportunities over the course of the school year to ensure skill development and readiness to enter into a teaching position at the start of the following school year. Our Teaching Fellowships are designed for you to learn and work alongside mentor teachers to develop foundational teaching skills and gain first-hand classroom experience, while also supporting rigorous student learning daily.
Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before their scheduled start.
KIPP Texas Relay Residency
In partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education, the KIPP Texas Public Schools Relay Residency provides a unique opportunity for aspiring teachers to learn alongside mentor teachers, while earning a master’s degree in teaching and a Texas teaching certificate. This prestigious, paid, two-year residency immerses Residents in intensive clinical training through coursework and deliberate practice with a gradual on-ramp into teaching. Paired with experienced teachers during their first year, Residents gradually take on more instructional responsibilities before stepping into the classroom full time their second year in the program.
- The residency is for those who are excited to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching while honing their teaching skills and craft.
- Residents are placed in elementary (grades PK-4) and secondary math, science, social studies and English language arts (grades 5-12) classrooms, in either Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio.
- Relay Graduate School of Education classes meet virtually several times a month.
- The residency is designed as a pathway to a lead teaching position at KIPP Texas Public Schools.
We are looking for people with a passion for education and a call to serve students from underserved communities. Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to apply:
- Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred GPA between 2.5 – 4.0 by July of current year.
- If undergraduate GPA is below 2.50, the applicant must have earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 or higher to be eligible for the residency program.
- Meet the following credit hour requirements:
- Elementary and middle school candidates: A total of 12 university credit hours from any of the following areas: math, English, science and/or social studies
- High school math candidates: At least 15 university credit hours in math (i.e. calculus, algebra, statistics, etc. finance and engineering classes do not apply)
- High school English candidates: At least 12 university credit hours in English or writing classes
- High school science candidates: At least 15 university credit hours in core science classes
- High school social studies candidates: At least 12 university credit hours in core social studies classes (history, government, economics, etc.)
Teacher Career Pathway
At KIPP Texas Public Schools, we believe excellent teaching is the key to delivering on promises to students and families. The prestigious profession of teaching is the most important work done each day at KIPP Texas. To recognize the work of our teachers, we have created the Teacher Career Pathway (TCP) with the goal of developing, recognizing, and rewarding excellent teaching.
In addition to participating in TCP, KIPP Texas teachers have the opportunity to serve as mentor teachers to members of our teaching fellowship programs, teacher-leader cohorts, high-performing teacher cohorts, and obtain national board certification.
Placement, Rewards, & Recognition
Teachers are placed or advance along the Pathway at the conclusion of each year. After placement, teachers are eligible for a wide variety of rewards and recognition associated with each of our stages on the Pathway.
Additional Pay Potential
Instructional Leadership PROGRAMMING
Assistant Principal Development
We believe that quality leader development experiences lead to increased impact for students, satisfaction in role, plus the confidence and commitment to continue at KIPP Texas for the long term. Utilizing our AP Development Roadmap, we offer targeted and differentiated professional development experiences aimed at increasing proficiency for Assistant Principals at every stage of their development utilizing the 70/20/10 framework.
Principal in Residence
KIPP Texas’ Principal in Residence Program is a highly selective residency designed to prepare high-performing, aspiring principals to be successful school leaders in the future. All participants are full-time, paid members of the school leadership team with daily opportunities to practice the skills and competencies required to lead high-achieving schools within the safety net of those who are proven.
Principal in Residence Requirements
KIPP Texas is looking for proven instructional leaders ready for the next step in their development and a catapult into school leadership. A strong candidate for Principal-in-Residence is someone who is currently:
- Assistant Principal
- Dean of Instruction
- Instructional Coach
- Other roles responsible for teacher development and performance enhancement
- Can demonstrate evidence of driving ambitious academic results
- A desire to be a principal in 1 to 2 years
Principal in Residence Application Process & Deadlines
Submit a formal application including resume and cover letter highlighting qualifications and the interest in the Principal in Residency Program.
Applicants meeting qualifications will be scheduled for a 45 minute call to evaluate initial selection criteria. Those chosen to move forward will be asked to submit References and assigned pre-work tasks.
Required submission of 3 – 5 professional references, preferably your most recent supervisor and others highly familiar with your success.
Final interviews will include panel discussions with School Leaders from across Texas, members of the development team, and the Head of Schools for the region you are applying for.