Idealist is a great resource to assist you in your effort to find teaching fellowships.
Below are fellowship opportunities Bowdoin students have pursued in the past:
Blue Engine: An education nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports a professional corps of Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs) dedicated to academic acceleration in high-need public high schools in New York City. In school-based teams, BETAs work alongside classroom teachers to provide academic instruction to small groups of students in core skills including Algebra, Geometry, and English / Language Arts (ELA). BETAs decrease the teacher-to-student ratio and collaborate with teachers to customize instruction, increase academic rigor, and build empowering relationships with students at each academic level. Our BETA teams work with every student in the grade level–not just high achievers and not just students who need more attention—a feature of the program that was designed to provide a way for students of all ability levels to have safe, individualized spaces to learn.
Uncommon Schools: A network of 28 charter public schools across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. All of the schools are managed by a Home Office, based in New York City, and regional teams. We provide wide-ranging support including management and coaching of school leaders, professional development, staff recruitment, fundraising and more. This way, our schools in Boston, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy can focus on teaching and learning. Search the site for teaching apprenticeships, summer fellows’ positions and leadership positions.
Ryan Fellowship: Accelerate Institute created the Ryan Fellowship in order to shape and provide leaders for charter schools. The Ryan Fellowship has a 4-week long training at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University before the year-long fellowship. The qualifications vary by teaching location.
Basis Charter Schools: Basis runs a multitude of charter schools around the country, and have various teaching fellowships at their locations. Fellows are mentored by Deans and current teachers, and gain in-class experience. Compensation is competitive and based on educational attainment.
Urban Teachers: Urban Teachers was founded in 2009 to boost new teacher quality in urban education. Operating in Baltimore, DC, and Dallas/Fort Worth, the organization’s four-year training program includes one year of residency in four urban classroom settings followed by at least three additional years of teaching in a high-need urban school. Participants also earn a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Education and receive over 100 hours of one-on-one coaching from expert faculty. As an AmeriCorps Affiliate program, incoming members may be eligible for up to two Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards that can be used towards the cost of tuition for the master’s degree or to pay down prior student loans, a benefit worth approximately $5,700 per year for a total of about $11,000 over the first two years of the program. Additionally, Urban Teachers provides a $20,000 stipend during the residency year, and starting salaries range between $42,000 and $50,000 following residency.
Achievement First: The Achievement First Teacher Residency is an amazing opportunity for recent top college graduates, with little or no teaching experience, who want to explore a career in education. Teachers-in-residence are exposed to best practices in education reform, gain hands-on experience in the classroom assisting teachers, and learn about the administration of a high-performing charter school. Teachers-in-residence receive a stipend of $25,000 and full health benefits.
The New Teacher Project: TNTP prepares exceptional teachers for the students who need them most – those in our country’s most disadvantaged communities, where too many children start school behind and struggle to catch up. TNTP teaching fellows acknowledge the immense challenges of poverty but reject its limitations. They believe that every lesson has the power to inspire, every hour in the classroom is precious, and every student has the potential to succeed. Together they are proving the transformative power of great teaching, and proving what’s possible in public education.
The Blueprint Fellows Program: The Blueprint Fellows Program is a year-long, full-time, academic tutoring program for recent graduates in urban schools across the country. The Program is part of a larger school reform effort designed to accelerate achievement in high-needs schools. Fellows work with a number of grade levels in elementary, middle, and high schools across Blueprint’s partner schools. Partner schools are currently located in Denver, Colorado; Saint Louis, Missouri; and greater Boston, Massachusetts. Blueprint Fellows have the opportunity to play a key role in this bold initiative to improve our nation’s schools. Commitment to the program is vital to transforming public education, and has the potential to significantly alter the world of education reform. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, but check for current programs by late fall.
Teach Kentucky: An AmeriCorps program, Teach Kentucky recruits recent graduates to teach in greater Louisville Kentucky public schools in an effort to enhance the quality of education for Kentucky students and enrich Kentucky’s civic life by retaining bright young minds in the region. Participants earn a teaching experience, a full-time salary, and a MAT degree through the program.
Boston Teacher Residency (BTR): A one-year, full-time AmeriCorps program for post-graduates that prepares participants to make positive, immediate impacts in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). The program combines a yearlong classroom apprenticeship in Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) Teaching Academies with master’s-level coursework at UMass Boston. Beyond offering an affordable route into teaching, BTR provides every resident with the practical learning, hands-on experience and ongoing support essential to a successful career in teaching.
MATCH Corps: The Match Corps is an innovative, one-of-a-kind residential tutoring program that provides more than 300 hours of tutoring yearly to each student in the MATCH Charter Public High School.
Great Oaks Charter School: Great Oaks Charter School provides college preparatory education to low-income students in Newark, New Jersey. Their Tutor Corps program offers yearlong teaching fellowships to recent graduates interested in an intensive experience working in an urban education environment. Once admitted to the program, fellows also have the option of committing to the three-year Teaching Residency program, where they receive additional coursework in education, gain New Jersey teacher certification, benefit from job placement assistance, and have the option of earning a masters degree upon completion.
Various US Locations and Hong KongBreakthrough Collaborative: Breakthrough Collaborative offers an intensive eight-week summer fellowship for current students and recent graduates where aspiring educators and at-risk middle school students learn from and teach each other simultaneously. Under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers, Breakthrough fellows are placed in classrooms across the US and in Hong Kong where they engage directly with students in a college preparatory environment. Some locations offer housing for fellows but placement is not guaranteed; consider applying early to increase your chances.
New York, NY
NYC Teaching Fellows Program: The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most.
City on the Hill Teaching Fellowship: The Urban Teaching Fellowship at city on a Hill is a one- year, $16,000 fellowship intended to train and certify individuals interested in a career teach in urban public high schools.
Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowships: Service in Citizen Schools immerses educators in real-world teaching and community building. And they bring that knowledge to outstanding careers. Hands-on experience with students at some of the most challenging and rewarding schools in the country, combined with a Master’s Degree program.
Greenwich Country Day: The Co-teacher program employs 25 college graduates participating in a one or two year experience fostering exploration of the elementary and early childhood teaching profession. Participants explore all aspect of an elementary classroom. Additional responsibilities include either coaching athletic teams in grades 6-9 or working in the “Afters” program in grades 1-3. These after-school activities give co-teachers a chance to work with children of different ages and to broaden their professional experience. A one hour seminar series meets twice a month to supplement classroom experience. Compensation includes housing, an annual stipend of $24,000, generous medical and dental benefits, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Greenwich, Connecticut is located approximately 30 miles east of New York City.
Marion, MATabor Academy: Tabor Academy is a coeducational, rigorous, college preparatory boarding and day school. Tabor enrolls students demonstrating academic ability, strong motivation, sound character, emotional stability, and a willingness to participate fully in the school community. Tabor is founded on the belief that a healthy school community finds common ground while embracing differences and, therefore, accepts a racially, ethnically, religiously, economically, and internationally diverse student body. Tabor students are expected to respect one another and to care for their school.Tabor’s academic, artistic, athletic, and community programs provide distinctive opportunities for students to achieve genuine understanding and significant skills and to identify and pursue personal goals. As “the school by the sea,” Tabor sustains a unique maritime heritage that embodies, in all its programs, the qualities a seagoing life requires: thoughtful preparation for and awareness of the wider world, perseverance, courage, good humor, a sense of direction, and humility.
New Haven, CT
The Foote School: Foote is a vibrant place where teachers and staff strive to balance exuberance with reflection. Every effort is made to help children achieve their potential with limited class size, small group instruction, and attention to the individual in an encouraging atmosphere.Teachers provide careful grounding in verbal and mathematical skills while fostering creativity and self-confidence. These skills are integrated into a rich and imaginative curriculum of literature, history, mathematics, science, technology, writing, foreign languages, the arts and athletics.
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School: The Associate Teacher Program is a teaching opportunity designed for well-qualified college graduates. Typically joining the faculty for a one to two year appointment as salaried full-time employees, Associate Teachers will be introduced to a program of guided work in the classroom, instructional immersion, professional development, and exposure to the theories and methods of early childhood education.
Phillips Andover Academy: At Andover on a one-year teaching fellowship, the recent college graduate (or graduate school degree recipient) is introduced to teaching in a program of guided work in the classroom, professional seminars, and exposure to theories and methods of experienced faculty. In addition to supervised teaching experience, a teaching fellow receives a stipend of approximately $22,000 plus medical insurance, life insurance, and a 50 percent contribution to dental insurance. Apartments in a school dormitory or house and meals in the school dining hall also are provided.
The Groton School: The Teacher-Intern program serves recent college graduates interested in working under supervision to develop the varied skills required of secondary boarding school teachers. The program offers as wide an exposure as possible to all aspects of a secondary boarding school. The intern’s responsibilities will include supervised teaching under the guidance of an experienced member of the department, observation of other classes, and teaching or assisting in at least one other class. The fields open to interns are English, Mathematics, History, Classics, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, the Arts (not Art History), and Admission. Interns also help coach athletics during at least two but preferably three seasons, assist in dormitory supervision one evening per week and every fourth Saturday evening or as needed, and participate in other areas of school life commensurate with their interests and talents.Teacher-intern appointments are for one year and carry a salary of approximately $27,700 plus living quarters, meals in the School Dining Hall, and full utilities except for telephone. Medical insurance is provided with interns paying 25% of the premium for whichever plan is chosen.
Culver Academies: This is a fellowship for those interested in independent boarding schools. Culver Academies, in Culver, Indiana, places interns with a mentor in his or her academic discipline. Interns also assist with extracurricular activities throughout the year, and live in the dormitories. The compensation includes a salary of $22,000, as well as room and board.
Pike School/Lesley University: Designed for people with little previous teaching experience, The Pike School/Lesley University School-based Internship/M.Ed. Program (Teacher Training Program), in conjunction with Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, seeks to develop reflective, visionary educators. This one year, site-based teacher training program leads to Massachusetts initial lcensure and a master’s degree in elementary education.
Project Coach: Project Coach Fellows work as mentors and supervisors for the Project Coach Program while pursuing a master’s degree at the Smith College Education and Child Study Program. They will be working towards Massachusetts licensure in their area of study while performing a wide array of duties for the Project Coach Program. The program is designed for individuals who enjoy working with and encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds, have experience as a college athlete, and want a career in education.
Seattle Teacher Residency: A residency program that places graduates in urban Seattle public schools. Residents study for 14 months as full time students at UW, and receive a stipend to offset tuition costs. The program is a year long, and places residents within elementary schools; residents are matched with a mentor during that time. Participants will leave the program with a Washington State K-5 Elementary Education Residency Teaching Certification.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Teacher Residency: Residents train under current San Francisco teachers while taking classes at a university to work towards their credential and Master’s degree. This program provides either reduced tuition at University of San Francisco or loan forgiveness at Stanford. The program is designed to fill the hardest to staff subjects in the San Francisco schools.
Chicago Teacher Residency: Academy for Urban Leadership places its residents with a full-time teacher mentor in Chicago public schools for a full year of training. Residents also participate in a Master’s program at National Louis University, which will fulfill the requirements for an Illinois Educator License. Residents are supported financially, with either $30,000 or $40,000 (Mathematics teachers) and discounted tuition for the year.
Estes Park, CO
Eagle Rock Fellowship Program: Public Allies is an Americorps, 10-month apprenticeship program. The Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellowship Program is for college graduates. Fellows work with students ages 15-21 who have not been successful in traditional schooling. Compensation includes a monthly stipend of around $1,500 dollars.