Teacher Applicants

Frisco ISD staff are embraced by a culture of creativity and relationships that focuses on cultivating future-ready skills in its educators, including the ability to:

  • Create authentic and relevant learning experiences that go beyond the required standards

  • Create an environment that allows for reflection, taking risks, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking

  • Establish student-friendly and student-designed spaces

  • Provide student-driven experiences that match student interests and needs

  • Recognize and respond to various cultural identities in all aspects of learning

  • Teach life skills and respond to the social and emotional needs of all students

  • Incorporate cross-curricular experiences where appropriate

FISD develops its rigorous curriculum based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and teachers are encouraged to customize and design learning experiences tailored to the individual students, classrooms and schools they serve. 

  • New and experienced educators will also find a wealth of support in FISD:

  • The District utilizes an instructional coach model with an emphasis on collaboration to respond to the needs of teachers and students. 

  • Teachers new to the profession are paired with a teacher mentor for the first year, with ongoing support their second year. 

  • Professional learning opportunities help staff hone new skills while embracing emerging instructional strategies. 

  • A 1:1 student-to-technology ratio supports personalized instruction and future-ready learning, with a digital learning coach assigned to assist teachers at each campus. 

  • Additional resources and training are available for employees looking to grow professionally and take the next step in their career, whether that’s earning a teaching certificate or specialized certification or moving into an administrative role. 

  • All educators can apply annually for grant funding to support innovative classroom ideas.

Five Basic Requirements to Become a Certified Teacher

  1. Obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or U.S. Department of Education.

  2. Complete an Educator Preparation Program. Candidates can complete an Approved Educator Preparation Program if they already have a degree. Candidates must complete a university program if they do not hold a degree. 

  3. Pass Certification Exams. 

  4. Submit a State Application. Apply to be certified after all requirements are met. 

  5. Complete Fingerprinting. All first-time applicants must be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check.

For more information please refer to the State Board of Education website.

Teacher Hiring and Application Process

To be considered for an interview by Frisco ISD principals, candidates must complete the Employment Application.

Print a copy of each page before moving on to the next page.

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Certified Teachers

Non-Certified Teachers

Out of State Teachers

Individuals who hold a standard certificate to teach in another state or territory seeking certification in Texas must first apply for a review of credentials. Texas does not have reciprocity with any state.