Frequently asked questions

Answers to some of the questions you might have.

Getting started

Do I need to have an active license before I start working?

License requirements vary based on the district and state. In some instances, it may be possible to start with pending licenses and certifications. Your recruiter will explain the requirements for the job you're interested in.

Am I under any obligation after I apply with Aya?

Not at all. Who you choose to work with is a big decision. What’s most important is that you feel comfortable with the agency representing you during your job search and supporting you throughout your career.

How long are the contracts?

The length of your contract is dependent on your start date but typically end on the last day of the school year. Your contract can span an entire 42-week school year, or you can sign on mid-year through the last day of school. Your recruiter can walk you through your available options.

What happens after my contract ends?

Once your contract concludes, you have three available options:

  1. You can choose to extend your contract with the same district for the next school year.
  2. If you're fond of the school and wish to make a long-term commitment, we offer a contract-to-permanent option.
  3. Should you decide not to continue with your current school, we can assist you in securing an assignment in another district. Opting for this will not give the impression that you're frequently changing jobs between schools.

What types of positions does Aya Education offer?

We offer flexible employment options to help meet your personal and professional goals, including contracting, direct placement, contract-to-permanent and tele-services.

Pay and benefits

What pay and benefits does Aya Education offer?

Pay and benefits vary between travel and local contract positions. Your recruiter will explain all the details of your unique package to ensure you choose the job that best meets your personal and professional goals. If applicable, you get benefits such as:

  • Paid company housing (pets are welcome to tag along) or a generous housing stipend.
  • Premium medical, dental, vision and life insurance beginning day one of your assignment, with the option for continued insurance coverage over the summer.
  • Generous 401k match.
  • Paid sick time. Aya provides paid sick leave in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya’s general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling.
  • Licensure, relocation and other reimbursements.

How do I get paid?

You’ll be paid weekly via direct deposit each Friday. For local contracts, the pay is all hourly. Local contracts aren’t eligible for additional stipends for travel or housing. Travelers may be eligible for additional housing, meal and incidental stipends. Your recruiter will provide more information.

Job preparation

How can I highlight my specialized experience and training on my resume?

The best way to make your application stand out is through tailoring your resume to highlight the niche certifications or experience you have. Include references to projects you led, initiatives you started or trainings you facilitated in prior roles. Be sure to spotlight any transferrable skills and subject matter expertise.

What interview questions should I prepare for?

Common questions asked in school interviews relate to your experience, approach to instruction and personalized treatment plans, classroom management strategies, how you support diverse learners and your overall instructional outlook. It’s a good idea to prepare specific examples that demonstrate your experience and how you’ve applied your skills.


Does Aya Education offer housing, and can I get assistance with my search?

Depending on your assignment details, you may be eligible for Aya-offered housing. Another option many travelers find preferrable is the housing stipend (if eligible) that offers you the freedom to find housing on your own.

We created a resource guide to help you pick your best option. Be sure to take advantage of your recruiter as well. They’ll guide you so you can make a well-informed decision for your unique situation.