Educators interested in teaching with GaVirtual must complete the following steps for hiring and induction to become a vetted GaVirtual Instructor.
Step 1: Apply
Apply for Open Positions by completing the form above. If you do not see an open position, you can complete Step 3 and return to Step 1 when an open position is available.
Step 2: Interview
Qualified candidates will be notified about a virtual interview. 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 3: Effective Online Teaching or Online Teaching Endorsement (can be completed before Step 2)
We now have two methods for qualifying 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 designation on your Georgia Teaching Certificate.
Step 4: NIPC Training
Successfully complete the New Instructor Preparation Course (NIPC). This course is free for GaVirtual hires. This 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: DOE Hiring
After NIPC is completed, new hires attend orientation at the Georgia Department of Education located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Step 6: TOP Training
Questions about employment? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. TOP instructors, coaches, and GaVS experts meet monthly for just-in-time supportive synchronous sessions. Graduates of TOP are considered vetted online instructors.