Applications are screened on a rolling basis during the application window. Once your application and transcripts have been submitted, it will be screened for basic eligibility requirements, including degree completion and GPA. If you meet those requirements, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview. If you pass the interview activities and are admitted into the program, you will receive notice of your acceptance via email.
Are you ready to join Odessa Pathway to Teaching? Follow the instructions below to take the next step:
Apply - Tell us about yourself, your education, and your experience.
Request Transcripts - Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required to be invited to interview. Begin requesting copies early so that the selection process isn’t delayed. More information is below in the Requesting Transcripts section.
Take the TOEFL Exam (if needed) - Are you an international applicant? Visit our Eligibility and Admission page to determine how to demonstrate English language proficiency and if you need to take the TOEFL exam.
Our mission is to put the best teachers possible in front of our students. During your full-day interview, our team will ask questions about why you want to teach and assess your potential to become an effective educator. The full-day interview consists of the following activities:
Applicant Processing - At the beginning of the interview, Odessa Pathway to Teaching staff guide you through the background check and drug testing process. Completing these processes during the interview ensures you’re eligible to enter classrooms during Pre-Service Training and the school year.
Q + A - Have questions about the program? We are here to answer them. During the interview you will have time to ask clarifying questions and learn more about the structure and expectations of our program.
Interview - You will meet with members of the Odessa Pathway to Teaching team, answering questions about your past experience, future goals, and mindset around education.
Full-Length TExES Practice Test - During the afternoon portion of the interview, you will complete a full-length TExES practice test. Performance on this test provides data regarding current content knowledge and factors into final admissions decisions.
You may send transcripts in two ways - official hard copies by mail or official e-scripts via email. E-scripts are faster, cheaper, and our preferred method for receiving transcripts, but we are happy to accommodate whichever method best works for you.