Region 4 - Goose Creek Independent School District
About Goose Creek ISD
Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (ISD) is a suburban school system, located southeast of the city of Houston. The district serves over 18,000 students in Harris and Chambers counties, including the communities of Baytown and Highlands. Goose Creek ISD’s twenty-five campuses and administration centers include three high schools, five junior high schools, and fifteen elementary schools.
A number of incredible opportunities are available for the more than 1,300 teachers and administrators employed by Goose Creek ISD. The average student attendance rate is consistently well over ninety percent, so the budgeted cost-per-pupil, based on this figure, is more than $4,000. This money helps to ensure that teachers have all the resources they need to provide their students with a quality education.
New teachers in Goose Creek ISD earn a starting salary of $41,500, plus an additional $2,208 toward a Money Purchase Pension plan. The school district contributes this extra 6.65% of the employees’ salaries toward the plan, which is vested at 80% in a teacher’s first year. Thanks to this program, teachers in Goose Creek ISD earn a total of $43,708 the year they begin.
If you are interested in joining the Goose Creek ISD community, a wide variety of teaching positions are available for all grades and subjects. For an online job application and more information about Goose Creek ISD, check out the website: http://www.gccisd.net/
Alternative Certification Programs
If you are interested in teaching in Goose Creek ISD or any other school system in the Houston area but do not have a teaching license, a number of programs are available to help you gain the proper credentials. If you already have your bachelor’s degree, an alternative certification program will enable you to earn your teaching certificate without having to go back to college full time.
Online alternative certification programs have become increasingly popular, especially for busy professionals. One such program is the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP). WCACP is the perfect program for people who are interested in starting a second career in teaching. Because the coursework is conducted entirely online, students can work at their own pace. Those who have the option of dedicating a full-time effort to their teaching course can complete the coursework in as little as 12-18 weeks. Others can work a full-time job during the day and do their studies at night and on the weekends. The course material incorporates chat session and videoconferencing to give students the benefits of a personal classroom experience without frustrating scheduling conflicts.
WCACP is designed to prepare students for their one-year teaching internship that is required for earning their teaching certificate. The program places students in a regular classroom setting so that they can get the practical, hands-on personal experience needed to become effective teachers. Students who want to complete the certification program quickly have the option of doing their online coursework concurrently with the teaching internship.
With our program you and other future teachers can be fully licensed in just a few months to teach in Goose Creek ISD and any other public school system in the state of Texas. If you have always wanted to enter a profession in which you could make a positive impact on young people’s lives but never knew how to begin, the perfect opportunity now awaits you!
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