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TNTP Teaching Fellows

Finding a Teaching Position

Teachers are more successful when they work in a school that is a good fit for them. As a  Resident, you will be responsible for leading your own job search to ensure that both you and your principal feel good about the match.

While our staff will offer resources and guidance, all hiring decisions are ultimately made by principals or other school-based administrators. We do not place Residents in a school. Instead, you should expect to conduct an aggressive job search. You will also need to be extremely flexible about your teaching assignment, anticipating that you will work in the school where you are needed most.

Although this may sound daunting, BCTR will help you navigate the district hiring process, showing you how to find vacancies and occasionally coordinating interviews with principals. In addition, our team may host job-search workshops, set up mock interviews and review résumés.

While admission to Baltimore City Teaching Residency does not guarantee a teaching position, the need for quality teachers in critical-shortage subjects remains high. 

For the past five years, 100 percent of Residents who successfully completed pre-service training were hired before the start of school.

Salary and Benefits

Once hired, you will be a full-time employee of Baltimore City Public Schools and will earn the same starting salary as any other first-year teacher in the district.

As a Resident, you can also access the same comprehensive benefits as all new teachers in city schools, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. For more specific information on benefits, please visit the Baltimore City Public Schools website or contact their Office of Human Capital at 410-396-8885.

AMERICORPS

As a  Resident, you may be eligible to enroll in the TNTP AmeriCorps Program. AmeriCorps is a national network of service programs that connects more than 100,000 Americans each year to serve our country’s most critical needs in areas including environmental issues, disaster relief and education.

Upon successfully completing their first year of teaching in a high-need school, Residents enrolled in the TNTP AmeriCorps Program will be eligible for several financial benefits:

An education award of approximately $5,815. AmeriCorps awards cannot be applied towards TNTP Academy tuition and fees, but they can be used for repayment of federal student loans and/or for future educational costs at schools that accept federal financial aid.

Postponing repayment of federal student loans. As an AmeriCorps member, you may be eligible to pause repayment of any outstanding federal student loans. That means you would not have to make any federal student loan payments during your year of service, and after successfully completing the year, AmeriCorps would repay any interest accrued during that time.

In addition to these financial benefits, AmeriCorps members receive special training that prepares them to incorporate service learning and volunteerism into their teaching, including opportunities to participate in special activities such as AmeriCorps Week and the Martin Luther King Day of Service in their local communities.

Participation in AmeriCorps is dependent on federal funding and the award size is subject to change annually. As a result, candidates will be notified as soon as eligibility is determined, most likely during pre-service training.

FAQ | TNTP AmeriCorps Program

 

LOAN FORGIVENESS

As a full-time teacher in a high-need school, you may be eligible for deferment or forgiveness of Stafford and Perkins loans. For details, please contact your loan provider directly. More details are also available here: Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

If you have private student loans, we encourage you to ask your lender about potential loan forgiveness programs.