Join Team HISD

Selection Process


General Tips

  • Apply early and submit all required documents

    • Essay – The essay question is a key part of your application. Respond to the writing prompt thoroughly with at least the minimum number of words required. Proofread for sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and tone before submission.
    • Resumé – Outline your academic history, previous achievements, and commitment to your community. Specify dates of employment, volunteer work, description of responsibilities, and an account of accomplishments.
    • References – Include at least three references who can attest to your work ethic. At least one should be a supervisor from your most recent employment. Candidates without a work history may substitute professors/advisors for references.

Required Documents

  • Recent Graduate Applicant

    • Official transcripts stating the degree awarded
    • Contact your recruiter upon submission

    Alternative Certification Program Applicant

    • Official transcripts stating degree awarded
    • Statement of Eligibility/Letter of Eligibility for the current school year upon receipt

    Out-of-State Certified Applicant

    • Educators seeking certification in Texas must apply for a review of credentials through the Texas Education Agency (TEA). • Log on to the TEA website for additional information:
    • Proof of out-of-state teacher certification
    • Official transcript stating the degree awarded

    Out-of-the-Country Applicant

    • Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Academic Credential evaluation of foreign transcripts
    • Statement of Eligibility/Letter of Eligibility from an Alternative Certification Program (ACP)

    ** Note: All required documents must be uploaded in the online application to the Supplemental Document Upload.