Status: Full-time position
Location: Multiple Locations
Job Summary: Our formula for success: aim high, train hard, and transform lives teaching in a community where you choose to build your career in education.
Teaching Fellows are accomplished professionals and recent graduates who commit to becoming exceptional teachers in our most disadvantaged communities. With hands-on training, Teaching Fellows develop the skills to hit the ground running and continue improving for years to come.
Our programs aren’t for everyone. We believe teaching is an honor and a privilege, which is why we hold the highest standards of any training program in America. But those who rise to meet them join an elite group of educators, nearly 32,000 strong. Together they are proving the transformative power of great teaching.
Qualifications: " Teaching is a lot of work. You’ll be exhausted, but this is your opportunity to change the lives of so many children. Who else besides a teacher gets to make that kind of difference every day?" – Kelsey Rieck, 2012 Chicago Teaching Fellow
Our teachers are committed to excellence – from their students and from themselves. We look for outstanding individuals who aren’t yet certified as educators, but who possess the talent, dedication and knowledge to teach critical subjects where talented teachers are often in short supply, such as science, math, bilingual education and special education.
Special education is one of the highest-need subject areas across the U.S. and we strongly encourage all candidates to consider a career teaching special education. In fact, 27 percent of all Fellows teach special education and those certified in this area are typically among our earliest Fellows to get hired because there is such high demand for talented special educators.
Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers most. That’s why our Teaching Fellows programs are so selective: In 2013, only 8 percent of applicants successfully met our standards for admission, training and entry into the classroom.
Successful Teaching Fellows
Take ownership. They embrace their responsibility to ensure that every single student excels academically.
Crave feedback. They seek out and welcome advice from instructors, coaches and peers.
Commit to practice. They take an active role in their own growth and work deliberately to perfect new teaching techniques.
Embrace challenges. They meet the realities of a high-need school with determination, optimism and thoughtful solutions.
Connect with students. They motivate and challenge young people, inspiring achievement and a real love of learning.
Must have bachelor’s degree by spring 2014
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
Must not be a certified teacher
Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA*
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