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Arlington ISD & Texas Teachers of Tomorrow District Select Program

What is the District Select Program?

District Select candidates are degreed substitutes who lack certification and are being hired to sub in the classroom in which they will ultimately be hired as a teacher of record upon obtaining certification from Texas Teachers Alternative Certification Program. Arlington ISD will cover program fees associated with the Texas Teachers of Tomorrow alternative certification program and in return candidates must serve at least 3 years with Arlington ISD in a high-needs teaching area and/or at a high-needs campus.

Who can be considered for the District Select Program?


  • With at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Who have been offered a teaching position in high-need content areas and/or teaching at high-need campuses.
  • Who are enrolled or will be enrolled in Texas Teachers of Tomorrow Alternative Certification preparation program by the time of hire.
  • Do not hold an Intern Certificate. 

Enrollment Fee Information:

For candidates who enroll with Texas Teachers first and pay their own Enrollment Fee before being admitted to the AISD's District Select program, Texas Teachers will refund the fee once candidates are in a HIRED status (on a certificate). For candidates assigned to the AISD District Select cohort by first being admitted to the program through the initial hiring process, there will be no enrollment fee paid to Texas Teachers, as the district has already covered that fee as part of the program. Please reach out to with any questions.

Enrollment Period: April 22, 2023 - December 21, 2023

Steps for Enrolling in the Program


Apply for an Arlington ISD Teacher opening at a high-needs campus and/or in a high-needs content area. Please apply at To view a list of teacher positions by campus please click HERE. Please see high needs campuses and high needs content areas below.

High-Needs Elementary Schools:

  • Anderson ES
  • Berry ES
  • Crow ES
  • Blanton ES
  • Ellis ES
  • Goodman ES
  • Miller ES
  • Patrick ES
  • Peach ES
  • Rankin ES
  • Sherrod ES
  • Short ES
  • South Davis ES
  • Speer ES
  • Thornton ES
  • Webb ES
  • Johns ES
  • Larson ES

High-Needs Junior High Schools:

  • Carter Jr High School
  • Nichols Jr High School
  • Workman Jr High School 

High-Needs High Schools:

  • Bowie High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Sam Houston High School 

High-Needs Content Area(s)*:

  • SPED, Bilingual, Math, or Science (Priority Content Areas)

*Approval from HR is required for content area(s) outside of high-needs.


Complete the Gallup Teacher Insight Survey. A link to the survey will be sent via email after your application is submitted. Once you complete your Gallup survey email the principal of the campus you are interested in letting them know you applied and are interested in the District Select Program. Click HERE to find our campus directory.


Interview with an Arlington ISD principal and secure a recommendation for a Teacher position at a high-needs campus and/or in a high-needs content area. (Must be a teacher position and not a classroom assistant position.) The principal will submit a recommendation for hire and note that you need to be added to the district select program. Please make sure you let your principal know in the interview you would like to join the District Select Program. A talent selection representative will follow up with next steps once your recommendation is received by the Human Resources department.


Sign the District Select Reciprocal Agreement and Apply to Texas Teachers of Tomorrow  Alternative Certification Program and become fully enrolled. The agreement will be provided to you by a talent selection representative. (A program enrollment letter will be needed to move forward.)


Complete the full hiring process and sign Arlington ISD offers/agreements: (if you do not receive District Select information during your hiring process please ask your specialist about the program)

  • District Select Reciprocal Agreement
  • Sub Agreement 
  • Teacher Offer and Job Description
  • Bridge Employment Agreement (Signed at sub orientation)


Attend Arlington ISD New Hire Orientation upon hire.