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Interested in teaching at Per Scholas? Join the Instructor Academy!

Are you interested in learning best-practice educational skills that can help you launch a technical teaching career? Get paid to jump-start your technical education career! The Per Scholas Instructional Academy is looking for computer savvy, intellectually curious individuals with little or no teaching experience, but who are self-motivated to learn new concepts and are interested in a long-term career in technical education. 

Participants who successfully complete this 16-week-long, full-time paid, hands-on academy training program and meet Per Scholas’s hiring requirements will be offered full-time positions as computer-technology instructors. Through this program, you will learn skills essential to a successful teaching career, such as Adult Learning methodology, Classroom Engagement and Management, Emotional Intelligence, Leading an Inclusive and Equitable Classroom, Bloom’s Taxonomy and more.

About the Per Scholas Instructional Academy (Fully Remote) 


  • Create a training program that graduates 40-50 individuals annually, building their pedagogical knowledge, skills, and abilities so that they can become successful instructors in the computer technology field 
  • Build a culture of continuous, best-practice upskilling for Per Scholas instructors  


  • Ability to work virtually and/or onsite at your geographical location 
  • Graduate of Per Scholas
  • A strong interest in training to become a teaching professional


  • Must sign a 2-year engagement contract
  • Will be considered employees of Per Scholas
  • Will train/work 40-hours a week, Monday-Friday during standard business hours 


  • Academy training pilot class: 4 weeks from November 14-December 2022
  • First 16 weeks of training–which includes the pilot class plus a 12-week observation period – trainees will hold the title of Teaching Fellows ($21/hr).
  • After 16 weeks – move to Jr. Instructor ($25/hour) for 1 year
  • After the completion of two successful cohorts (1 years), the salary increases to a minimum of $65k, and the title advances to Technical Instructor. At this time, an advanced career path of additional growth opportunities also becomes available.

Why is this an Exciting Opportunity?

  • Paid training
  • Tools necessary to teach others IT
  • Clear career path as an IT teaching professional

Please note that once trainees become Teaching Fellows, they must be able to report to possible on-site classes in their local geographical areas, as needed. For IT Support, Cyber and AWS cohorts, you must be certified in order to be considered for the program. For Java and Software Engineering cohorts, you must have graduated with 82.5% in order to be considered for the program.

If interested, please apply HERE.


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