At IDEA you’ll have the support and resources to do your best work.
IDEA teachers represent a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We look for and hire the best candidates for our students. Here are some of the most important criteria we look for:
Fill out our online application thoroughly for your best chance of selection.
Our process is differentiated based on the position for which you’ve applied as well as your background and experiences.
An in-person interview will be scheduled. Sample lessons, Q&A, and possible school tour will be included.
A successful in-person interview results in an offer letter.
If you accept the offer, pending a background check and the co-sign of the HR department, you’re hired!
Teacher Career Pathway
After close to ten years with this program, we have close to 400 Master Teachers who impact not only their own classroom, but all of our Team and Family through their example. The Teacher Career Pathway was created to make IDEA a place where teachers feel valued for their invaluable role in our movement to send all students to and through college. As teachers are promoted up the pathway, they receive increased professional development, influence, recognition, and compensation.
Are you interested in joining the IDEA Team & Family as a substitute teacher?
Select the button below to find the application for your region of choice.
Yes, our job listings are campus specific. Our regional staffing team will consider your application holistically and may encourage you to consider additional locations should they be a better match.
Absolutely! IDEA encourages all of its staff to enroll their children at IDEA. Your child will get placement in a lottery at your chosen IDEA school. We prioritize current students, siblings, and team member’s children.
Most teaching opportunities do not require certification; however, certification can strengthen your application. Special Education and Physicial Education roles do require certification in the state in which you are applying.
Yes, of course. Salaries increase with every full year of lead teaching experience an individual has.
Yes! In Texas, all full-time staff are automatically enrolled in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and currently contribute 7.7% of wages. In Louisiana, we offer a 403(b) that staff members may contribute to.
Our instructional teams exemplify our unwavering, organization belief that a college education is possible for all children.
We believe that passionate, disciplined leaders make all the difference in the success of our students and the teams they manage.
Whether you work at HQ in Weslaco, TX, our offices across IDEA’s regions or remotely, a position on the HQ team is important and rewarding.
It takes hundreds of people working hard behind the scenes to make sure that our students, teachers and school leaders are successful.
Please click below to view all current vacancies and for the 2022-23 school year. Within the application, you can indicate if you want to be considered for the current school year as well. These positions will be updated weekly. We recommend reading each job description carefully to ensure you are applying for the role you are best suited for.