2021 TEACHER EXTERNSHIPS
The 2021 Teacher Externship JUMPSTART program is a fully-virtual, flexible professional development opportunity for educators designed to equip them with tools to connect business & industry to their classrooms, including:
STEM careers in South Texas
Required Knowledge & Skills
Technical knowledge & skills
Desired employability skills
Education & Career Pathways
Opportunities for students
Many students struggle to connect classroom lessons to future career goals. Teacher Externships were designed to provide teachers with a wide range of experience with business and industry to answer the question,
“When will I ever use this?”
Individuals must meet all of the following criteria to participate:
Registered for Selective Service
Males born after 1965 must meet Military Selective Service registration requirements
Authorized to Work in the US
Individuals must be citizens or noncitizens authorized to work in the United States
Employed in Education
Includes teachers, counselors, CTE coordinators, librarians, and administrators
Reside within the Service Area
Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson counties
Examples of Documents
You May be Asked to Provide
Driver's License or State Issued ID
Social Security Card
Selective Service registration letter
Why Are We Asking for Sensitive Information?
The Teacher Externship program is primarily funded by federal and state grant funds which have guidelines we must follow to document your eligibility for the program. Any personally identifiable information (PII) you submit to us will be safeguarded in accordance with federal and state guidelines.
Download and review the Eligibility Documentation Instructions PDF below.
Pay special attention to the OR and AND when reviewing options from columns A, B, & C.
Download the "Authorization to Work" form below, type your information into the form, and save a copy to your computer.
Note: The form refers to program participants as "job seekers." For the purposes of Teacher Externship program, the job seeker is the individual applying to participate in the program.
Authorization to Work Form
Save a digital copy or take a quality photo of the forms of identification you selected from the Authorization to Work form (i.e., driver's license, social security card).
Click the button below to complete your application. You will be prompted to upload the Authorization to Work form, copies of your identification, and other eligibility documentation (if applicable).
Once your eligibility has been determined, you will be contacted with next steps.