Educators interested in teaching with GaVirtual must complete the following steps for hiring and induction to become a vetted GaVirtual Instructor.
Step 1: Complete Effective Online Teaching or Online Teaching Endorsement
We now have two methods to qualify for an interview:
Complete the first two courses in the Effective Online Teaching Pathway: Professional Responsibilities and Digital Pedagogy. These courses are based on the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching. You are not required to pay for the entire pathway; you can pay for each course individually. Click each link above for more information.
Possess an Online Teaching Endorsement (earned in 2020 or later) designation on your Georgia Teaching Certificate.
Step 2: Apply
Apply for Open Positions by completing one of the forms above. If you do not see an open position, you can complete Step 1 and return to Step 2 when an open position is available.
Step 3: Interview Phase I
Qualified candidates will be notified about a virtual interview if selected to participate in Interview Phase 1. GaVirtual administration and content peers will present information about the induction and training process. They will also discuss teaching qualifications and experience with candidates and offer time for questions.
Step 4: Interview Phase 2: NIPC Training
Selected candidates will be invited to participate in Interview Phase 2: the New Instructor Preparation Course (NIPC). This course is free for GaVirtual hires. This up to 4-week virtual, expert-led training includes instruction on the pedagogy and best practices of virtual learning, onboarding to the culture and policies within GaVirtual, and hands-on training with Canvas, our LMS. Teachers are provided with coaching from exemplary GaVirtual online instructors.
Step 5: Offer of Employment
After NIPC is completed successfully, candidates are offered a teaching position for the next semester.
Step 6: DOE Hiring
Candidates attend Georgia Department of Education Orientation located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Step 7: TOP Support and Training
Questions about employment? Send us an email at email@example.com.
Complete TOP (Teaching Online Practicum) as part of your first paid semester at GaVirtual. TOP is a one-semester, immersive, online teaching practicum that instructors complete with coaching support. Graduates of TOP are considered vetted online instructors.