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TNTP Teaching Fellows

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How to Apply

1Choose your programs

Each Teaching Fellows program is unique. Browse TNTP’s programs to find your fit and to understand the communities we serve.

Our programs may have different eligibility requirements and pathways to certification. Each program seeks candidates with expertise on specific subject areas, which are determined by the hiring needs of our partner districts. You may be eligible for some programs but not others.

With our common application, you may apply to multiple programs and rank your preferences. We match candidates with their preferenced programs whenever possible.

Note: NYC Teaching Fellows requires a separate application to meet its deadlines. Learn more»

2Complete your application

Next, complete the online application. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply early to increase your chance of admission to your first-choice program. You will receive a response to your application approximately two weeks after submission.

Application Components

3Participate in a phone interview

Based on your written application, you may be invited to participate in a rigorous phone interview. During the 25-minute phone interview, you will answer questions about your past experiences and beliefs about effective teaching. You will also respond to classroom scenarios that are representative of the challenges that new teachers may face in a high-need school. The purpose of the phone interview is to further assess your fit with the program and your potential to become an effective teacher through our training model.

4Receive your admissions decision

You will be notified of your offer status within three weeks of your interview. If you receive an admission offer, you will have three weeks to notify us whether you accept.

5Pass state tests

Once admitted, you’ll receive email guidance on completing mandatory state exams in your subject area, which you must pass prior to the start of training in order to begin the program. Test dates are limited and the exams may be challenging to pass. We encourage you to register for the exams as early as possible.

6Complete enrollment coursework

Prior to summer training, you will build your foundational knowledge about the teaching profession through online coursework. You will complete four self-guided enrollment modules, which include reading, videos, guided reflection and an assessment at the end of each module.

7Demonstrate core teaching skills during summer training

During an intensive summer training you’ll learn essential skills like managing a classroom, delivering content, and keeping students engaged on rigorous tasks. You must master those fundamentals by the end of summer training. Only Fellows who can demonstrate those skills will complete pre-service and begin teaching full-time in the fall.

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