New Teachers

Graduate Teaching Fellowship

In partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education, the KIPP Houston Graduate Teaching Fellowship 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 fellowship immerses fellows in intensive training through coursework and deliberate practice with a gradual on-ramp into teaching. Paired with master teachers during their first year, fellows gradually take on more instructional responsibilities before stepping into the classroom full time their second year in the program. To learn more about the Graduate Teaching Fellowship, click here.

Urban Ed Internship

The Urban Ed Experience is a powerful opportunity for current college students to gain hands-on experience in a top-performing charter school. Students collaborate with the classroom teacher and assist in providing rigorous academic and character instruction to our students. Urban Ed interns in the past have had the opportunity to lead small group instruction, tutor students individually, assist the classroom teacher with the daily lesson, teach enrichment, and participate in staff development. The internship is open to all levels – from freshmen to seniors – and several KIPP faculty members began their career as Urban Ed interns.

Urban Ed interns are a part of our K through 1st English as a Second Language (ESL) summer program and will collaborate with the classroom teacher to provide rigorous academic and character instruction to our students.

Program Benefits

  • Participants receive an inside look into successful schools in an urban setting, while also receiving hands-on experience with students.
  • High-performing participants may use their mentor teacher as a reference for future employment.
  • Participants have their “foot in the door” for future opportunities with KIPP Houston Public Schools; many of past Urban Ed participants have become full-time KIPP employees following their experience.
  • Participants have the opportunity to network with teachers and other Urban Ed participants.

Selection Process

  • All applicants complete an online application and submit a resume.
  • Qualified applicants complete an online interview and as a final step, a follow up phone interview.
  • All candidates know if they have been accepted into the program within two weeks of their phone interview.
  • Successful applicants are placed at one of three KIPP campuses for the ESL summer session.

Sample Summer Overview

  • The Summer Language Program will run Monday, June 5th to Friday, June 30th. The one-day orientation will take place on Friday, June 2nd.
  • Interns spend five days per week for four weeks working with kindergarten and 1st grade ESL students.
  • Interns work approximately 25 to 30 hours per week and will participate in a one-day orientation/training prior to the start of their internship.
  • Participants are paid $10/hour.
  • Each Urban Ed Experience participant has a mentor teacher who is responsible for providing daily schedules, assigning duties, and mentoring him/her.

There are two summer applications deadlines: March 6th and May 1st. 

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Substitute Teaching

The Substitute Teaching Program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to teach within the KIPP organization, giving them the experience they need to be successful within a KIPP classroom and the opportunity to transition into a full-time KIPP teaching role. KIPP substitute teachers assume the same responsibilities and duties as KIPP teachers and provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms in the absence of the classroom teacher. 

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The KIPP Houston Public Schools Substitute Teaching Program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to teach within the KIPP organization, giving them the experience they need to be successful within a KIPP classroom and the opportunity to transition into a full-time KIPP teacher.

KIPP substitute teachers assume the same responsibilities and duties as KIPP teachers and provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms in the absence of the classroom teaching role.

Program Benefits

Each KIPP Substitute Teacher will receive:

  • An in-depth training session on tools needed to be successful in the classroom
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • A “foot in the door” for future opportunities with KIPP Houston Public Schools
  • The opportunity to network with administrators and other KIPP teachers

Bachelor’s degree is required.

Substitute Pay Rates

Teaching Position

Daily Rate

Degreed Substitute Teacher

$100.00

Texas Certified Substitute Teacher

$125.00