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Become a Teaching Fellow with TNTP

February 15, 2012

For February, our Career Newsletter is spotlighting TNTP, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality. For our Alums that participated in school based programs, City Year, and other AmeriCorps service terms that worked to close the achievement gap, being a part of TNTP could be a perfect fit for you! The national organization is active with over 25 sites in major cities all over the country.

Read more about TNTP and the great work that they do.

Everyone understands that great teachers are essential to improving student achievement. Great teachers help students master new skills, make progress, and overcome challenges that might otherwise derail them from succeeding in school.

Unfortunately, the students who need great teachers most are least likely to get them, and the results are predictable: By the end of high school, African-American and Hispanic students write and do math at the level of the typical White eighth grader.

As a Teaching Fellow, you can help ensure that all students get an excellent education. TNTP’s highly selective Teaching Fellows programs streamline the path to teaching for accomplished career changers and recent graduates, building a pool of outstanding educators specifically for high-need schools and subjects.

Since 2000, TNTP has recruited and trained more than 29,000 talented teachers nationwide. President Obama called TNTP “a pioneer in expanding teacher recruitment,” and Education Week called the Teaching Fellows “one of the best alternative teacher-preparation routes out there today.”

TNTP’s rigorous training prepares people without formal education backgrounds to be immediately effective in challenging schools. At every step, TNTP ensures that only teachers capable of raising student achievement enter and remain in the classroom.

For information about applying to a specific program – including deadlines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions – please visit TNTP’s company profile here. You may apply to multiple sites, and will be considered independently for each.

Read our February Newsletter here.

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