2Choose your program and subject area preferences
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.
3Complete 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.
4Participate 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.
5Receive 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.
6Pass 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.
7Complete 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.