TeachStart Fellow - Become a Teacher while being Paid as a Sub

Scoot Education

About the organization

Scoot Education is the creator of TeachStart, a training program to provide low tuition and salaried pathways for prospective teachers (even those without any prior experience) to become licensed educators. TeachStart provides a paid pathway into teaching full-time, providing graduates with either a substitute teaching certificate or a state teaching credential.


Have you considered becoming a teacher but are worried about the debt it would require to earn a teaching credential?

Become a TeachStart Fellow where you’ll be paid for guaranteed, contracted full-time substitute work, plus you'll receive health insurance while getting paid to get your CA teaching credential.

Check out our website to learn more about the program - https://www.teachstart.org

With Scoot Education’s unique program, you’ll teach and serve students across Los Angeles as a full-time substitute teacher, and receive teacher training and career coaching in our TeachStart program.

• Salary: $38,500 annual salary, with benefits
• Work Year: 10 months (September-June)
• Teaching program: Fellowship for fall 2021-2022 school year and one week of summer training + quarterly PD days
• Upon completion of your credential, have a total less than $4000 due to the Scoot Fellows Grant and other contributions

Job summary:

As a TeachStart fellow, you’ll join the Scoot Scholar program, a two-year paid fellowship for prospective teachers who want to earn their CA teacher credential. In year one, you’ll work 9 out of 10 days, substituting full-time at our partner schools and spend your other days on foundational training courses, studying to pass required exams.

During year two, TeachStart fellows work at a Scoot school partner as a lead teacher while earning their teaching credentials through our alternative certification program partner.


With a growth mindset and a passion for education, you’ll bring your empathetic and innovative nature to the classroom where you’ll help students have an exceptional learning experience. Your self-initiative and hungry aptitude will be celebrated and you’ll make a difference in your local community.

As a TeachStart Fellow, you’ll:
• Have guaranteed full-time employment with Scoot
• Enjoy covered training and working costs
• Be eligible for the Scoot Fellow grant to contribute towards tuition
• Have exposure to a variety of schools
• Have a clear pathway into the teaching profession, with support along the way

You’ll enjoy:
• Direct deposit monthly (provides salary + benefits from day 1)
• Full-time hours (M-F approx: 8am-330pm)
• Devoted, awesome Consultants providing personalized support
• Paid training to prepare you for the classroom
• Access to the TeachStart community where you’ll meet other fellows + get invitations to happy hours and social events.

You should apply if:
• You’re ready to fulfill your purpose as a change agent in the classroom
• Bachelor's degree
• Clear background check

What to expect:
• Enrollment in a two-year paid teaching program, with training provided
• Guidance and support on passing the state required tests for substitute teaching
• Advanced understanding of social and emotional development in children and adolescents



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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