Early Talent Identification Program
Teachers Academy Application

Program Overview

The ETIP Teachers Academy at Paul Quinn College aims to bring together DFW’s brightest educators to inspire thinking and sharpen skills as we work together to encourage the next generation of young students of color to pursue academic excellence, innovation, tenacity, and the WE/Me ethos.

Elementary and middle school teachers will earn CPE credit hours for participating in a variety of professional learning opportunities. Through workshops, webinars, and a week-long training program each summer, the ETIP Teachers Academy will equip educators with strategic methodologies aimed to empower and challenge.

ETIP Teachers Academy: June 7-11, 2021

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021


To be eligible for the ETIP Teachers Academy you must:

  • Be a full-time Texas school teacher, grades K – 8, with at least 2 years of teaching experience.
  • For K-6 teachers: you are a teacher of record* for Reading, ELA, Science, Social Science or Mathematics content. For 6-8 teachers: your course load is at least 60% Reading, ELA, Science, Mathematics or Social Science courses.
  • Be rated “Accomplished” “Proficient” or “Distinguished” on the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) in the INSTRUCTION Dimensions or the equivalent.

*Teacher of record indicates that the teacher is responsible for preparing and implementing the curriculum, and assessing students.

  • Teacher Information

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  • The ETIP Teachers Academy invites eligible K -8 teachers who have specialized training and expertise to support instruction for students designated gifted and talented or ESL/ELL. We encourage applications from Texas teachers who meet all of our eligibility criteria and:

    • Hold 30 hours or more in Gifted/Talented Education Training
    • Hold an English as a Second Language certification
  • Admissions Criteria

  • Teacher Personal Statement

    Write a one-page personal statement. Include:

    1. Why you are applying to the ETIP Teachers Academy.
    2. Your vision and beliefs for teaching.
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  • Most recent T-TESS appraisal from the completed academic year.

    For private school instructors, please upload your latest annual review or the equivalent.

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  • Additional Files

    Please upload the additional documents:

    1. Two Letters of Recommendation: one from your principal or administrator and one from a colleague
    2. Resume
    3. Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

    Teachers will be required to complete a full background check before the academy begins.

  • Letters of Recommendation, Resume and Transcript may instead be emailed directly to [email protected]
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  • For a complete ETIP Academy Teachers Description, click here

    Only complete applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed for admission.

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2021