We don’t train teachers—we train great teachers. Visit http://tinyurl.com/lsg6sqf to learn how you can transform your academic background and professional experience into a high-impact career as a certified teacher in Georgia.
We seek outstanding candidates with the dedication and knowledge required to teach high-need middle and high school STEM subjects, such as chemistry, biology and math.
You may have built a successful career in healthcare, finance or engineering, and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who majored in chemistry, mathematics or physics who now wants to share your passion for those subjects with students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can excel in science and math and will do whatever it takes to help them get there.
Georgia Teaching Fellows provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who aren’t yet certified as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Georgia’s highest-need districts, including schools in Augusta, Atlanta and Columbus.
Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers most. You may have built a successful career, and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who now wants to share your passion for learning with Georgia’s students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there.
We are extending our application deadline for Georgia Teaching Fellows for a limited time. We have already filled several subject areas, but are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for the following critical-need subjects: science, math, middle school and special education. We strongly encourage candidates to apply this week, as site and subject area preferences continue to close for the season.
- Take ownership. Fellows believe that every single student can excel academically, and they have the responsibility to get students there.
- Crave feedback. They seek out and welcome advice from instructors, coaches and peers.
- Commit to practice. They work deliberately to perfect new techniques that will improve their teaching.
- Embrace challenges. They meet the daily challenges of teaching in a high-need school with determination and optimism.
- Share their passions. They use their deep subject knowledge to ignite student interest, inspiring achievement and a real love of learning.
Benefits of Teaching in Georgia
“I look back to the start of training, and I was nowhere near where I am today. I would not be an exceptional first-year teacher without Georgia Teaching Fellows.” – Norma Toner, 2012 Georgia Teaching Fellow
Flexible Teaching Locations: Teaching Fellows can teach in cities across the state, including urban Atlanta, mid-sized cities of Augusta and Columbus, and small towns in Southwest Georgia. Partner districts may have 100 schools, or just seven, but Fellows say they all share a friendly southern charm. Teachers working in smaller districts enjoy a direct line to leadership and Fellows throughout the state find it easy to forge deep ties to their local communities.
Classroom-Centered Training: Our training is radically simple: focused practice on key skills to get new teachers off to a strong start. With intensive summer training and ongoing coaching from experienced teachers that continues throughout the first year in the classroom, Teaching Fellows practice, reflect, and improve until they master the craft of great teaching.
Certification that Counts: We hold the highest standards for certification of any program in the country. Upon graduating our program, Georgia Teaching Fellows are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits: Teaching Fellows will start earning a full teacher’s salary plus comprehensive benefits while pursuing licensure when they begin working full-time at a district or charter school this fall.
Georgia Teaching Fellows is part of TNTP’s national network of Teaching Fellows programs. Though our programs share a common mission, they are as unique as the communities they serve.
Qualifications and eligibility for Georgia Teaching Fellows*:
- 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*
*Qualifications, including minimum undergraduate GPA, vary by program. For program requirements in other locations, please visit tntpteachingfellows.org.
How to Apply
With innovative, classroom-centered training and intensive coaching that lasts through your first year, we will prepare you to make a lifetime of difference for the students who need you most. Apply online before our upcoming application deadline at http://tinyurl.com/lsg6sqf