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Washington, DC Teaching Fellows Program


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Who Can Apply: Graduating Seniors, Recent Grads – GPA of 2.75 or higher required. Meet all legal requirements to work in the United States.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may not have ever completed any other alternative certification program

IMPORTANT: Applicants may not currently possess, have ever held, or be eligible for a nonrenewable or professional teaching license from any state. 

Description: The New Teacher Progject (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. DC Teaching Fellows provides an accelerated path into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent graduates. It is specifically designed for people without prior experience as a licensed teacher. Subject areas include chemistry, elementary education, math, physics, and special education.

Program Preferences: The DC Teaching Fellows is a selective program. It looks for individuals with the capacity to be successful in DC’s most challenging schools. Strong applicants are those who have excellent academic and extracurricular records and those who are committed to having a positive effect on student achievement and the city’s neighborhoods-at-large.

Award Amount: Once hired, you will be a full-time employee of DC Public Schools (DCPS), earning the same starting salary as any other first-year teacher in your school. You will also be able to access the same comprehensive benefits as all new DCPS; these typically include medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Please note that DC Teaching Fellows are responsible for TNTP Academy tuition, which will total $4,800 for the 2015-16 school year; payment plans are available.

National Deadline: January 19, 2016

National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
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