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Application Process

We're looking for high-quality teachers who will be the best fit for our schools, regardless of licensure status. Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required. All Teach Western Mass teaching candidates must:

  • Meet all legal requirements to work in the United States.
  • Pass a criminal background check, drug test, and TB test before the start of school.

Please note, this application process is for licensed teachers interested in applying for jobs in Teach Western Mass partner schools. 

1. Application Submission

To apply for a teaching position in Teach Western Mass schools, you will first identify the opportunity and school that is the best fit for you. You will submit your application directly through that school's human resources department. All of these jobs are accessible here

Timeline: Depending on the district or network, the online application process will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

2. Screening

Your application will be carefully reviewed based on minimum requirements for the role and basic fit. You’ll be notified if you are invited to interview with a school. Some applicants may also be invited to complete a brief phone interview or hiring exercise. 

Timeline: Within two weeks of application submission.             

3. Referral for Interview

If you have advanced through the prescreen process, you will be referred to principals. Schools will decide which candidates to invite to an in-person interview.    

Timeline: Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

4. In-Person Interview

Your candidacy will be evaluated by the principal and/or an interviewing team of school-based leaders during an interview at a school site. Many candidates will be asked to teach a demo lesson during their interview or submit a sample teaching video.            

Timeline: Within one week of referral for interview. 

5. Written Offer

You’ll receive an offer letter to work at the school district or network. This offer is contingent upon successful completion of all new hire processing requirements (including reference checks and a background check).    

Timeline: Within three business days of verbal offer.          

6. New Hire Processing

You’ll receive information about HR processing requirements (including fingerprinting and HR paperwork) in order to be eligible to start work as a district or network employee.      

Timeline: Within three to five business days of accepted offer. 

7. Ready to Start Work

You'll receive a start date and begin teaching.

Timeline: Within three weeks of receiving new hire processing notification.