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OKCPS Offers $3,000 Recruitment Bonus for Bilingual Teachers


(Oklahoma City, OK) - OKCPS is excited to announce a one-time recruitment stipend of $3,000 to new teachers accepting employment with the District for the 2021-22 school year who are bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese or Burmese. 

Current certification in the appropriate subject area is required, and individuals must provide proof of having passed a district-recognized and approved language proficiency exam. 

“Our diverse student population is a huge part of what makes OKCPS special. While we have more than 62 languages spoken in our district, our three most common in addition to English are Spanish, Vietnamese and Burmese; and we know that having an instructor who is fluent in these languages benefits our students academically, socially and emotionally,” said OKCPS Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel. “We are always looking for talented, dedicated individuals to join our team. If you believe that all children deserve access to a world class education and want to work alongside the best teachers in Oklahoma, we would love for you to join Team OKCPS.”

Additionally, OKCPS teachers have the highest average salaries in Oklahoma. Interested applicants can apply here.

Salary and benefits include:

  • OKCPS has a starting base salary of $41,500 plus health benefits of up to $7,390.80. In addition, OKCPS also pays for the employee’s portion of Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement adding an additional 7% to our compensation package for a total minimum of $51,795.80.
  • A 181 work day contract with summers and other paid holidays off
  • Regular hours are Monday - Friday, 7.5 hour days (no evenings or weekends!)
  • Equalized pay - there are 24 pay periods in a contract year, so employees receive a paycheck even during summer break
  • Paid health insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid contributions to the Teacher Retirement System, plus other OKCPS benefits