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Teacher Application Process

On This Page: Priority Deadline | Course Status | Application Materials | Additional Application Materials

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now open!

Note: Capacity is limited for 2024. See below for details.

You must apply to teach a specific course and be approved by the UW department sponsoring the course. Not every course accepts teacher applications every year, so please check the course status below before applying. If a course is not currently open, you can be added to the prospective teacher list by emailing the UWHS office at uwhs@uw.edu.

2024 Priority Deadline

This year, due to limited capacity for new teachers and schools in many of our courses, we are implementing a priority deadline. Instead of reviewing applications on a rolling basis, we will be reviewing course applications in batches starting February 12, 2024.

Applications are first reviewed by UWHS staff for completeness and then shared with course faculty for approval or denial. Application approval depends on numerous factors: teacher qualifications, school context and program needs. We will notify all applicants of the decision regarding their application within two weeks after the priority deadline.

If there are still spaces available in a course after February 12, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis.

If a course is listed as “closed,” schools may contact our UWHS office to inquire and request to be placed on a prospects list for a future application cycle.

Course Status

Course Status
ASTR 101: Astronomy
ASTR 150: The Planets
Closed
ATM S 111: Global Warming: Understanding the Issues Open
BIOL 100: Introductory Biology: Addiction and the Brain Closed
BIOL 118: Survey of Physiology
BIOL 119: Elementary Physiology Laboratory
Open
CHEM 110: Preparation for General Chemistry Closed
CHIN 103: First-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners Closed
C LIT 240: Writing in Comparative Literature Closed
CSE 121: Introduction to Computer Programming I Open
CSE 163: Intermediate Data Programming Closed
CSE 180: Introduction to Data Science Open
ENGL 111: Composition: Literature
ENGL 131: Composition: Exposition
Open with limited availability. Please contact the UWHS office if interested.
ESRM 101: Forests and Society
ESRM 150: Wildlife in the Modern World
Closed
FRENCH 103: Elementary French Open
FRENCH 201: Intermediate French Open
GERMAN 103: First-Year German Open
GERMAN 201: Second-Year German Open
G H 101: Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies and Outcomes Open
JAPAN 103: First-Year Japanese Open
JAPAN 201: Second-Year Japanese Open
LATIN 103: Introductory Latin
LATIN 305: Introduction to Latin Literature
LATIN 307: Vergil
Open
MATH 120: Precalculus
MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Closed
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology Open
SPAN 103: Elementary Spanish Open
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish Open

 

Application Materials

The following is the list of materials you are required to submit. All materials must be submitted through the Google Forms linked below; please do not email materials to UWHS.

  • UWHS Teacher Application Cover Sheet (Google Forms)
  • UWHS Teacher Application Form (Google Forms)
  • Letter of introduction that includes:
    • How you meet the course-specific qualifications for the course you are applying to teach
    • How you will utilize various pedagogical practices to ensure that this class will replicate the environment of a college course
    • How you will ensure equity of engagement and support for students in your class
  • Letter from your building administrator that includes:
    • How the UW course will fit within your school’s current course sequence and structure of advanced options for students
    • How you will provide registration information for the class and encourage student participation in a way that promotes equitable enrollment
  • Current resume that includes:
    • Your contact information
    • Degrees and endorsements
    • Teaching experience, including grade levels and courses taught
    • Additional professional development in the subject area (e.g., workshops)
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts for all degrees earned
  • Review below for any additional course-specific materials required for your application

Additional Application Materials (for certain courses only)

If you’re applying to any of the courses below, you must submit the additional materials indicated.

CHEM 110

  • Cover letter must include descriptions of the Chemistry courses taught, which grade levels, and which school years.
  • CHEM 110 teachers must use a college-level textbook for "introductory chemistry" or "preparation for general chemistry." In your letter of introduction, include textbook information for the book you would propose to use. Please include title, edition, author, publisher and ISBN. The list of already-approved textbooks includes:
    • Brown, LeMay, & Bursten, 2000. Chemistry: The Central Science. 8th ed., Prentice Hall.
    • LeMay, et al. 2000. Chemistry: Connections to Our Changing World. 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall.
    • Stoker. 2014. Introduction to Chemical Principles. 11th Ed., Pearson.
    • Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, & Waterman, 2012. Chemistry. Pearson.
    • Zumdahl & Decoste. 2011. Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation. 7th Ed., Cengage.
    • Zumdahl & Zumdahl. 2008 Chemistry. 8th ed., Cengage.
  • Note: Newer editions of already-approved textbooks are also approved. Other textbooks must be reviewed and approved by the UWHS faculty coordinator.

CSE 121

  • Include response in letter of introduction to these questions:
    • Other than learning the Java programming language, what are some of the core competencies you hope students will demonstrate in your course?
    • Have you ever completed a project that involved computer programming outside of the classroom (e.g., for a job, personal interest, etc.)? Describe this project and what you thought you did well and what you could have done better.
    • If you have not completed a programming project outside of the classroom, can you describe any medium-to-large project that you completed that required learning, planning and then doing? Describe the project and what you thought you did well and what you could have done better.

CSE 163

  • Include response in letter of introduction to these questions:
    • Other than learning the Python programming language, what are some of the core competencies you hope students will demonstrate in your course?
    • Have you ever completed a project that involved computer programming outside of the classroom (e.g., for a job, personal interest, etc.)? Please describe this project, what you thought you did well on it and what you thought you could do better.
    • If you have not completed a programming project outside of the classroom, can you describe any medium-to-large project that you completed that required learning, planning and then doing? Please describe this project, what you thought you did well on it and what you thought you could do better.

ENGL 111/131

  • In your letter of introduction, please be sure to speak specifically to the following:
    • Your experience teaching writing and an explanation of how you view and incorporate the UW Program in Writing and Rhetoric Outcomes in your writing instruction
    • Your philosophy and approach to equity-oriented/antiracist pedagogy and an example of an aspect of your approach you have used in your teaching or assessment of writing
    • A teaching artifact (assignment, lesson overview, rubric, slides, etc.) associated with the example described in your letter

FRENCH 103

  • For non-native speakers of French only: ACTFL test results in writing and speaking proficiency

GERMAN 103

  • For non-native speakers of German only: ACTFL test results in writing and speaking proficiency

JAPAN 103

  • For non-native speakers of Japanese only: ACTFL test results in writing and speaking proficiency

PSYCH 101

  • In the letter of introduction, include a discussion of your philosophy and approach to equity-oriented pedagogy and an example of an aspect of your approach you have used in your teaching
  • Detailed syllabus
  • Sample materials (e.g., exam, project, lab) from your current high school psychology course

SPAN 103

  • For non-native speakers of Spanish only: ACTFL test results in writing and speaking proficiency

Questions?

Contact the UWHS team.