Gavin Vitter, Director of Human Resources
59656 Puleston Road, Amite, LA 70422
The Tangipahoa Parish School System, in partnership with the community, is committed to provide strong instructional leadership, a safe and orderly environment, high expectations, and a system to measure achievement that enables each student to achieve at his/her maximum intellectual capacity and to become an independently contributing, responsible member of society. We are dedicated to recruiting and employing a quality teaching staff to attain excellence in student performance. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced teacher, consider a future of opportunity in TPSS.
Applications for Teaching Positions
You must complete an application through the Unified Talent system in order to be considered for a teaching position for the upcoming school year. The applications are divided into three (3) applicant pools: Elementary PreK-5, Middle School 6-8, and High School 6-12.
Applications for Principals and Assistant Principal Positions
At this time, TPSS will continue to accept paper applications for administrative positions (principal/assistant principal). Here is the application for principal and assistant principal positions.
Applications for Support Positions
Classified support positions (secretary, para-professional, office assistant, custodian, bus driver, and substitute) will use this paper application for support personnel.
These positions will transition to the new Unified Talent applicant system at a later date. Notice will be given when that transition becomes effective.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Individuals who possess a non-education bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 as verified by an official transcript
- Passing scores on Praxis Academic Skills: Reading, Writing and Math or an ACT composite of at least a 22 or SAT combined verbal and math score of at least 1030
- Passing score(s) on Praxis content knowledge test(s) that align with your area of certification
- Tuition for this program is $4,500. However, there is no out of pocket expense as long as the teacher candidate teaches in Tangipahoa Parish for three years
- Teacher candidates who only complete one year will be charged $3,000 for the program
- Teacher candidates who only complete two years will be charge $2,000 for the program
- Praxis exam fees vary and are the responsibility of the teacher candidate
- $50 application fee for a Practitioner License due at the end of the summer courses
If you are interested in applying for our in-house certification program please complete the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Grades 1-5
- Elementary 1-5
- Mild/Moderate & Elementary 1-5
Middle School Grades 4-8
- Middle School English
- Middle School Mathematics
- Middle School Science
- Middle School Social Studies
- Mild/Moderate & Mathematics 4-8
- Mild/Moderate & English 4-8
- Mild/Moderate & Science 4-8
High School Grades 6-12
- Social Studies
- Mild/Moderate & Biology 6-12
- Mild/Moderate & English 6-12
- Mild/Moderate & Mathematics 6-12
Phase 1 – Application
Phase 2 – Direct Contact Hours
Phase 3 – Internship
Deadline to turn in Application: March 31, 2021
The summer training sessions cover a variety of topics including but not limited to the following:
Foundations of Special Education
Teaching and Learning Methods
Foundational Reading and Literacy
Standards-Based Lesson Planning
Child and Adolescent Psychology
135 – 180 training hours
17(regular education) or 23 (special education) 8 hour days
A calendar of trainings will be provided upon acceptance to the program
Teacher candidates must attend EVERY day of training
The teacher candidate will teach the school year immediately following the successful completion of all summer training sessions. It is the teacher candidate’s responsibility to secure a teaching position in a Tangipahoa Parish school
The internship must be completed in the certification area for which the candidate has passed the Praxis content knowledge exam
The teacher candidate will be assigned a mentor who will mentor the candidate 5 hours per week
Formal evaluations will be completed by the school based administration and the district based coordinator
Four Saturday seminars will take place during the internship year
The teacher candidate must pass the Praxis PLT and Praxis Teaching Reading (elementary teachers) during the internship year
An alternate certification program for individuals with a college degree that have a desire to teach in the Tangipahoa Parish Public School System.
PROCEDURES FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHER APPLICANTS
A leader in K-12 staffing, ESS is responsible for the hiring, training, and placement of all substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, school aides, custodians, maintenance, food service workers, and clerical personnel.
If you are interested in working as a substitute for our school system, please contact:
District Site Manager - ESS
You can also call 800-641-0140 for more information or you can apply online by visiting www.ESS.jobs
Director of Human Resources
Insurance and Employee Benefits