ACCESS Teachers


The world of virtual learning is growing – approximately 5 million high school students across the nation enrolled in a fully online class. Everyone at ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classroom, Educators, and Students Statewide) believes that effective K-12 online learning environments are comprised of a variety of places, pedagogies and technologies. We hope that you are interested in joining a select group of approximately 300 teachers interested in sharing this vision and willing to work with us to make the goals of ACCESS a reality. Whether you are a relatively new teacher or have years of teaching experience, being an ACCESS teacher will allow you to learn new skills, become more proficient in the use of multimedia resources and develop a wide range of instructional methodologies.

Join Us

ACCESS teachers are responsible for creating a digital classroom environment where today’s students can fulfill their academic potential, thereby ensuring that they develop 21st-century learning skills. In order to be an ACCESS teacher, you must be certified to teach (6th-12th grades) in the state of Alabama. Since we offer the entire high school curriculum, we are currently looking for new, enthusiastic teachers who are interested in teaching in an exciting, fully digital environment. If you are interested in becoming an ACCESS teacher, please search The University of Alabama’s job site. You will need to search for ACCESS in the Keyword search window.

Pay Scales

ACCESS teachers are paid based on students remaining in the course after the ALSDE drop date. The rate of pay will continue to be $185 per half credit for web-based-instruction courses and $185 per half credit for videoconference instruction-receiving students. Please view the ACCESS Teacher Pay Schedule.

Professional Development

All current teachers must participate in comprehensive professional development provided by ACCESS Virtual Learning that includes training in instructional methodologies and technical aspects of WBI course delivery. This training will be conducted by one of the three regional support centers selected to support the ACCESS program and must be completed prior to the beginning of initial teaching responsibilities. For more detailed information about how to receive credit by attending professional development sessions please contact the ACCESS Support Center.