About Humble ISD
As the name suggests, Humble Independent School District (ISD) started one hundred years ago with humble beginnings. From the original one-room schoolhouse with twelve students, Humble ISD has grown into a thriving school system with thirty-two schools and more than 32,000 students. With this rate of growth, Humble ISD was listed as one of the top twenty-five fastest growing school districts in the state of Texas.
According to a 2007 update to a demographic study completed in 2004, Humble ISD continues to grow very rapidly. The district is one of few Texas school systems that has had an enrollment increase in both the 2006-07 and the 2007-08 school years. This growth can be attributed to a variety of factors in both the community and the school system. The community around Humble ISD has experienced a growth of working professionals, a low percentage of families from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and a regeneration of older neighborhoods. These factors combined with high test scores on standardized tests have contributed to the growing population of families that have come to Humble ISD expecting academic excellence. In fact, Humble ISD has been recognized nationally for its outstanding achievements in education. A new International Baccalaureate program at Humble High School will continue this pattern of excellence well into the future.
Teaching in Humble ISD
Because Humble ISD expects to add more than 8,000 more students and 11 more campuses during the next ten years, the demand for quality teachers is higher than ever. Beginning teachers in Humble ISD earn $42,000 per year. Online applications and other information about employment are available on the school district’s website at http://www.humble.k12.tx.us/ Teachers can review the job openings, fill out the applications online, and indicate their preference for certain positions. Principals will then review their applications and will directly contact those they have chosen to interview.
Alternative Certification Programs
If you are interested in joining the 4,000 employees in the Humble ISD family but do not have the proper certification to become a teacher, alternative certification programs are available to help you get into the classroom as soon as possible. One excellent program is the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP). This program, conducted entirely online, meets the academic requirement needed to obtain a teaching license, and it prepares future teachers for the mandatory one-year teaching internship that they will complete prior to being certified.
Because the program is conducted over the Internet, students have the flexibility to work at their own pace. Those who are able to dedicate a full-time effort to the program can complete the coursework in 12-18 weeks. Others may choose to take care of their families or work a full-time job while enrolled in the WCACP, and the flexible nature of the online program gives them the freedom to do so. The program utilizes live chats and video conferencing, so students have the benefit of interacting personally with their professors and fellow classmates, but they can do so from the comfort and convenience of home.
Candidates for the WCACP must have a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university, and they must have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. For a very reasonable cost in program fees, future teachers in Humble ISD or any other public school system in the state of Texas can be on their way to the classroom in just a matter of weeks.
Our children are our future. Thanks to alternative certification programs such as the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program, you and other future teachers have the exciting opportunity to follow your dream and make a difference in the lives of the leaders of tomorrow!