Thank you for your interest in becoming a teacher. If you have questions about our Teaching Fellows programs, please email us using the form below.

TNTP Teaching Fellows


RootsLA Teaching Pathway provides an accelerated path into teaching. It is specifically designed for L.A.-based college juniors without experience as a licensed teacher.

To be considered for our program, applicants must:

  • On track to graduate by Spring 2019 (have current status as an undergraduate college junior) 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be eligible to work in the United States; and
  • Attend up to 6 weeks of summer training from 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday (June-July 2018) 

Upon successful completion of summer training, you will have one year to meet the following requirements to be eligible to teach in Fall 2019:

  • Successfully complete your Bachelor’s degree (conferred by June 2019) with a GPA of 2.5 or higher from an accredited institution
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug test
  • Pass the basic skills requirement or CBEST test or submit qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT
  • Apply for regionally accredited master’s or credential in the subject you will teach
  • Pass the subject area requirement of CSET exam

Academic Requirements

We will review your application carefully to confirm you have the right skills and expertise to teach in one of our partner schools. RootsLA is recruiting promising teachers in areas such as math, science, special education, and bilingual education to begin teaching for the 2019-2020 school year. Recruiting teachers for these high-needs subject areas helps us make sure L.A. schools have the teachers they need most, and also makes it easier for you to secure a job.

To earn your teaching license in California, you will need to meet the requirements below.

All Subjects

More information on all requirements, including exceptions, is available on the California Department of Education website.

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