TeachStart offers two pathways from which program fellows can choose. At the beginning of the TeachStart application, you will indicate which pathway you are applying to. Fellows apply only to one track and select the one that is best aligned to their career goals.
The Scholar pathway is a 10 month track where you'll be a full-time substitute earning a salary and benefits. This pathway does not include a certification option. This track is best for those who have little to no teaching experience but want to develop skills while earning a salary with zero cost benefits. You will have the opportunity to become a servant leader and active contributor in your local community while exploring a substitute teaching career with a variety of partner schools. Scholar fellows work full-time subbing 5 days per week plus paid holidays. The best part is that you get paid to train and build confidence in the classroom with zero out of pocket costs!
The Scholar+ pathway is a two-year track where you'll be a full-time substitute earning a salary and benefits during your first year. This track is best for those who are committed to a full-time teaching career but need help getting started without breaking the bank. This program is an opportunity to make a supported career move from substitute teaching to full-time and enter the workforce without the burden of thousands of dollars in debt. Scholar+ fellows work full-time subbing with 1 paid study day every 2 weeks plus paid holidays. During your second year, you'll transition to an employee of a school district as a full-time teacher of record while being enrolled in a certification program at Alliant International University earning a teaching credential. Scholar+ fellow get paid to train and earn a California credential with a maximum of $4,000 out of pocket costs. T&Cs apply.