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Job Detail - 2024-25 K-12 German US Certified Teacher - Virtual (Reciprocity May Be Required)


Welcome to Elevate K-12! As you navigate our jobs page, please be aware we are currently recruiting for the 2024-2025 school year. We are not hiring for summer school.  

If you decide to apply, it should be with the understanding that most of our classes are assigned to teachers in the August through February time frame. 

Want to teach part-time and remotely? Join the Elevate K-12 Teacher network! We are hiring U.S. Certified K-12 German teachers for the 2024-2025 school year (starting in August/September or later).  

We are seeking teachers who are certified to teach in one of the following states or are willing to seek reciprocity in one of these states. A dedicated support team will assist you in the process and Elevate K-12 will reimburse you for any fees.  

Alaska Illinois Minnesota Oklahoma
Alabama Indiana Missouri South Carolina
Arkansas Iowa North Carolina Tennessee
Arizona Kansas New Jersey Texas
Colorado Louisiana Nevada Virginia
Florida Maryland New York West Virginia
Georgia Michigan Ohio  

We offer... 

  • 1099 contract position – no benefits provided or taxes withheld   
  • Pay rate of $28 - $33 per teaching hour (rate includes administrative time). Pay rate is dependent on state, subject, grade level, and curriculum used for the class  
  • Part-time hours (generally 10-20 teaching hours/week for teachers allocated to classes)   
  • Choose your own schedule – new classes can start anytime between August and February   
  • Opportunities to supplement your schedule with substitute teaching   
  • Fully remote – teach from home! 

Who we are...  

Elevate K-12 is an EdTech company, and we are on a mission to ensure every student receives a high-quality education, regardless of zip code. We are changing the way classrooms work by creating a brand-new category of LIVE, virtual classroom instruction that gives students access to exceptional, certified, live teachers. Using our proprietary technology, our teachers are livestreamed from across the country into thousands of classrooms, providing instruction that would otherwise be unavailable in many districts across the US. Our goal is to enable high-quality, live teaching for every learner.  

About Elevate K-12 LIVE teaching...  

It is just like a regular class, except it is LIVE. We livestream U.S. certified teachers who are teaching remotely into public school classrooms across the country (the students are not remote or homeschooled). When students head into a live classroom, they will feel like it is a regular school day – teachers asking questions, students raising their hands, all made possible by our technology and teachers. Elevate LIVE teaching was built to act, look, feel, and sound like every other classroom.  

Every classroom has a Classroom Coach – the adult in the room to help with classroom management, keeping kids on task, and partnering together with the teacher. Our technology platform was built for K-12 students to facilitate effective, engaging instruction. We also have a 24/7 support network for teachers and schools if issues arise.  

Benefits to teaching with Elevate...  

Our teaching network allows teachers to teach on their own terms! This means part-time hours on schedules you create and the ability to work from home (or any other professional setting). We take away many of the excess burdens that teachers typically shoulder (no more lunch duty) and provide teachers with an engaging curriculum (through Elevate or our district partners), a supportive team, and a tech platform that empowers teachers to focus on teaching.   

  • Fully remote (private and professional setting required)   
  • Part-time hours during the regular school day (choose your own schedule)   
  • Reduced administrative duties (no staff meetings or lunch duties)   
  • Individualized instructional coaching to hone teaching skills   
  • Professional development opportunities   
  • Networking and fun with your fellow teachers!   
  • Reach deserving students across the country, and provide them opportunities to learn   

Our expectations of Elevate teachers...   

  • Adaptable in taking classes that start throughout the semester – most teachers teach between 10-20 hours per week, building up to that schedule throughout the year   
  • Commitment and consistency in attendance - Elevate teachers are the teacher of record for their students    
  • Maintain an elevated level of professionalism in the classroom environment with students, the Classroom Coach, fellow Elevate K-12 professionals, and school employees   
  • Flexible, can think critically, and can adapt to change quickly to ensure optimal student outcomes   
  • Ability to meet deadlines set by Elevate and the school calendar 
  • Tech-savvy and comfortable operating in a remote setting  
  • Can maintain an elevated level of online organizational and professional skills  
  • Consistently reliable internet connection and an appropriate, professional environment for teaching   

Mandatory Requirements...   

  • Most importantly... a passion for remarkable teaching!  
  • An active, verifiable German teaching certification in the United States.  
  • You must be either already certified or willing to undergo reciprocity in one of the states listed above. To qualify for teaching certificate reciprocity, the following are required:   
  • Currently reside in the United States and planning to stay in the U.S. for at least two months after signing your teacher contract
  • All degrees must have been completed in the U.S., and you completed a traditional teacher preparation program through your university
  • Can obtain score reports from tests required for your original teaching certificate
  • It is also extremely helpful if you can get verification of three years of full-time teaching experience in a brick-and-mortar school within the last seven years  
  • Experience teaching students in K-12
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college   
  • A daily available time block of at least three consecutive hours, Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm EST. 
  • Ability to work a part-time schedule of 10-20 hours per week during normal school hours   
  • Commitment to undergo reciprocity in one or more additional states  
  • A laptop or desktop computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection

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At Elevate, we treat teachers like the educated professionals they are. We empower our network of teachers to choose which classes they want to teach, when (and how much) they want to work, and where they want to log in – while being empowered to teach LIVE in classrooms across the country. Become an Elevate teacher, and finally take control of your work/life harmony! 

Elevate K-12 is a creative, challenging, and adventurous network where individuals and teams are driven by growth, collaboration, and the goal to constantly focus on our students' needs. But through all of this, we always remember why we’re here: to teach! 

Thank you for your interest in Elevate K-12. We are excited to have you join us on our journey to bring equity and opportunity to our students, regardless of zip code!

Elevate K-12 is an equal opportunity employer.