We welcome teaching applications anytime. We are also always interested in discussing courses we do not currently offer.
Would you like to teach with The Potter’s School?
We have a high teacher retention rate with a healthy growth process, so core course teaching opportunities open fairly regularly and usually start part-time. We concentrate on contracting the next school year in December through mid-February, but we welcome applications anytime. We are always interested in discussing courses we don’t currently offer.
Actively Seeking Qualified Teachers for These Subjects and Courses
We currently have particular interest in these subjects and courses:
- AP Chemistry
- Graphic Arts (Photoshop, Illustrator)
- History and Culture of the Middle East
- Photography / Videography
- We’ll consider any course pitched with expertise and passion. 🙂
Benefits of Teaching With TPS
Benefits of teaching with TPS include:
- Competitive pay that scales directly with teaching and grading per student, and with no uncompensated collateral responsibilities.
- Collaborative team of teachers and staff. Lead teachers participate directly in design and build of their own courses.
- Teachers focus entirely on instruction and evaluation, while the school handles administration, billing, technology, records, and support.
- TPS can employ U.S. citizens working anywhere or anyone legally registered to work in the U.S.
- Established in 1997, TPS has a long stable successful history as a school and a non-profit corporation.
Requirements for TPS Teachers
The requirements for a TPS teacher include:
- Subject matter expert. Expertise may be gained through degree study, experience, or a combination of the two. Masters degree (18+ graduate hours in the subject) required for courses that offer college credit.
- Teaching talent. Demonstrated teaching competence and enthusiasm, including live instruction and discussion, evaluation (grading), and effective feedback.
- Biblical worldview. Able to objectively frame and articulate academic content in a trinitarian biblical worldview that considers all the required topics and materials without compartmentalizing or dismissing any content.
- Trinitarian Christian faith. All TPS teachers and staff must unreservedly affirm our statement of faith.
- Equality of respect and value. TPS serves students in 70+ countries. We value all people as created equal before God, and we respect their cultures and cultural histories.
- Non-sectarian in the classroom. Able to respectfully teach major ideas and viewpoints from an academic perspective and creedal Christian foundation without divisiveness or favoritism of individual doctrinal, political or cultural preferences.
- Innovative. Online teaching is a rapidly-developing field with opportunities for new ideas and approaches to delivering interactive content and evaluating learning outcomes.
Apply To Teach With TPS
Does this sound like you? If so, please provide the following (in .doc, .docx, or pdf format — no cloud documents or other formats will be considered, sorry) to [email protected]:
- List of courses for which you would like to be considered to teach. They can be either courses we already offer or ones we don’t yet offer. If we don’t offer it, please include a brief explanation of the courses you would like us to consider.
- Brief explanation of your background (education, training, experience) as it pertains to the courses you listed above.
- Please give us a sense of the minimum total pay you are seeking (so we may assess if we have enough work to meet your needs).
- Please let us know your time zone and which days per week you can consider regularly teaching a class between 8 am and 3 pm US ET.
- We may later ask you for recommendations, and you are welcome to include them, but we don’t require them in the initial inquiry.
- Brief Christian testimony of how and why you became a Christian and brief discussion your current faith experience and perspective (particularly as it informs your teaching interests).
After the initial discussion, we will ask for the following items:
- For new course proposals, we need to see a rough written proposal that includes: description, topics, teaching and evaluation objectives, assignment types and schedule.
- For teachers new to TPS, we will ask you to meet with a currently contracted teacher so you may ask questions and gain an experienced TPS teacher’s perspective prior to making this mutual decision.
If you’re ready to teach with us, please let us know!