Bilingual Teacher Assistant Program (BTAP)

  • The BTAP Program recruits, hires and mentors bilingual college students who are studying to become high needs Bilingual/ESL teachers for the Fort Worth Independent School District.

    BTAP students work part-time as a teacher assistant with a master teacher in a DLE classroom while completing their college course work.


    What is BTAP?

    BTAP stands for Bilingual Teacher Assistant Program.  BTAP is a program that hires college students to work part time as a teacher assistant in a dual language classroom.


    Why should I want to be part of BTAP?

    BTAPs gain valuable classroom experience while working alongside an experienced cooperating teacher.  Earn hourly pay plus an opportunity for supplemental pay.  We are flexible with school schedules and BTAPs work between 13-14.5 hours a week.  In addition, BTAPs receive monthly trainings that help prepare them for the teacher role.  FWISD administrators are familiar with our program and are eager to hire BTAPs as soon as they graduate from college.


    Who should apply for a job with BTAP?

    If you are a current college student that is studying to become a bilingual teacher then you should apply.  We want individuals who are ready to make a difference in the lives of dual language students and enjoy learning about the education field.


    What are the requirements for the position?

    Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and 6 months experience working with children.  Also, as mentioned above, applicants must be currently enrolled in college courses.  We also prefer students who have a college GPA of 3.0 or higher and 30 college hours completed.  If you are a recent high school graduate, we require a GPA 3.5 or higher.


    What if I don’t have 30 college hours, should I still apply?

    We encourage any college student that wants to become a bilingual teacher to contact us.


    What if I do not know my GPA or it is not quite a 3.0?

    We still encourage you to apply.  Our staff will contact you and help determine what is your most recent cumulative GPA.


    I am ready to apply.  Where can I apply?

    You can complete the online application using this link.

    Bilingual Teacher Assistant Program (Pool)


    Please be ready to include your most recent college transcript and a resume.  Transcripts can be unofficial.


    I still have questions.  How can I get more information?

    You can read our brochure for further details. 

    Or give us a call at 817-815-7708 and ask for Luis Berzoza, BTAP Coordinator.

    You can also email him at with your questions.