QuEST Program

QuEST Program

  • The QuEST program provides an innovative pathway to becoming a certified teacher in Plano ISD.

  • QuEST Program

    The QuEST (Quality Education for Successful Teaching) Program is designed to recruit Plano ISD  high school seniors, support staff, and substitutes and to assist them in the process of becoming a teacher.  Through a partnership with Teachworthy and Indiana Wesleyan University, program candidates will begin an expedited pathway to a college degree and teacher certification, earning a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies and their teacher certification.  

  • Contact Us
    Sherri Eppler
    Human Resources
     


  • Degree Seeker

    Ideal candidates for this program are employees who aspire to a teaching position but who do not currently hold a bachelor's degree.  They may be working as campus support staff, district support staff, auxiliary services, employee child care, PASAR, or a substitute teacher.  Employees who hold a degree conferred outside of the United States may also be eligible.    

    Outcome

    • Work as an associate teacher (1 - 4 years)
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Studies from IWU
    • Texas Teacher Certification from Teachworthy

    2024-2025 Cohort

    • Information Meetings
      • Plano ISD Aministration Building Boardroom
      • Monday, October 16th, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
      • Monday, November 6th, 3:45 - 4:45 PM
    • Eligibility Requirements
      • Plano ISD Employee
        • Hired into a support staff role by September 1, 2023 OR Substitutes with at least 85 days worked since January 2023
      • At least 6 college credit hours with at least a C earned
      • Must be at least 21 years old by the first day of the 2024-2025 school year
      • References
        • 1 PISD Principal/Supervisor and 1 PISD Employee
    • Application Closed
      • Deadline: January, 31, 2024 11:59 PM

     

  • Career Seeker

    This pathway is for current Plano ISD high school seniors seeking a career in education.  

    Outcome

    • Work as a classroom assistant (2+ years)
    • Work as an associate teacher (3+ years)
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Studies from IWU
    • Texas Teacher Certification from Teachworthy

    2024-2025 Cohort

    • Information Meetings
      • Academy High School - Wednesday, October 18th
      • Plano Senior High School - Friday, October 27th
      • Plano West Senior High School - Friday, November 3rd
      • Plano East Senior High School - Friday, November 11th
    • Eligibility Requirements
      • Current Plano ISD high school seniors who will graduate in May
      • References
        • 1 Plano ISD Administrator or Counselor
        • 2 Plano ISD teachers
      • Application
        • Deadline: March 30, 2024 11:59 PM