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TNTP Teaching Fellows

Choosing Your Site & Subject

Select your program below and learn more about what it means to teach in your subject of interest.

Subject Grades Details Test Requirements
Biology - CLOSED 7-12 A minimum of 12 credit hours in biology or biology-related coursework. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Biology: Content Knowledge (5235)
Chemistry - CLOSED 7-12 A minimum of 12 credit hours in chemistry or chemistry-related coursework. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245)
Early Childhood - CLOSED PK-3 All academic majors are eligible. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (5025)
Elementary Education - CLOSED 1-6 All academic majors are eligible. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Elementary Education: Instructional Practice & Applications (5019)
English - CLOSED 7-12 A minimum of 12 credit hours in English or English-related coursework. Residents are eligible to teach basic English Language Arts, not journalism or other related subjects. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039)
Math - CLOSED 7-12 A minimum of 12 credit hours in mathematics or math-related coursework. Residents are eligible to teach any combination of algebra, geometry and calculus. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161)
Special Education - Elementary - CLOSED 1-6 Residents complete two years of TNTP Academy. They are certified in Elementary during their first year and must take additional coursework during their second year. Most Special Education Residents teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. That is, their students are learning the same content as their grade-level peers in a general education setting. Residents may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, or teach in a combination of these settings. Self-contained settings are also available to Residents with a strong passion to work with students who have severe to profound special needs. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Elementary Education: Instructional Practice & Applications (5019) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications exam (5354) – Residents are not required to submit passing scores for this exam until the end of their second year in the classroom.
Special Education - English - CLOSED 7-12 A minimum of 12 credit hours in English or English-related coursework. Residents complete two years of TNTP Academy. They are certified in Secondary – English during their first year and must take additional coursework in their second year. Most Special Education Residents teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. That is, their students are learning the same content as their grade-level peers in a general education setting. Residents may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, or teach in a combination of these settings. Self-contained settings are also available to Residents with a strong passion to work with students who have severe to profound special needs. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications exam (5354) – Residents are not required to submit passing scores for this exam until the end of their second year in the classroom.
Special Education - Math - CLOSED 7-12 A minimum of 12 credit hours in mathematics or math-related coursework. Residents complete two years of TNTP Academy. They are certified in Secondary – Math during their first year and must take additional coursework in their second year. Most Special Education Residents teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. That is, their students are learning the same content as their grade-level peers in a general education setting. Residents may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, or teach in a combination of these settings. Self-contained settings are also available to Residents with a strong passion to work with students who have severe to profound special needs. Praxis Core (5751) AND Praxis II Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications exam (5354) – Residents are not required to submit passing scores for this exam until the end of their second year in the classroom.
Subject Grades Details Test Requirements
Biology - CLOSED 5-12 Many partner schools serve students in grades 6-12, so Fellows often teach both middle (Life Sciences) and high school (Biology).

Required Coursework: Science-related undergraduate major or passage of the Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Science – Life Science

Required Exams:

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Science – Life Science (Enrollees without an applicable major must pass this prior to the start of PST. Enrollees with an applicable major must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

Chemistry - CLOSED 6-12 Many partner schools serve students in grades 6-12, so Fellows often teach both middle (Life Sciences) and high school (Chemistry or Biology).

Required Coursework:  Science-related undergraduate major or passage of the Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Science – Chemistry

Required Exams: 
Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Science – Chemistry (Enrollees without an applicable major must pass this prior to the start of PST. Enrollees with an applicable major must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

Elementary - CLOSED 1-6 Fellows teach any combination of English, math, science and social studies.

Required Exams: Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Required Exams during program:

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Elementary Education Generalist (all subtests) (This exam must be passed within the first two years of teaching)

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

English - CLOSED 6-12 Fellows are eligible to teach English Language Arts and journalism. Fellows could add a reading certification by taking the Pearson Content Area Assessment for Reading.

Required Coursework: English-related undergraduate major or passage of the Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: English

Required Exams:

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: English Language Arts (Enrollees without an applicable major must pass this prior to the start of PST. Enrollees with an applicable major must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

English as a Second Language - Secondary - CLOSED 5-12 Fellows earn certification in ESL. Fellows may work with a co-teacher, teach a small group of students, manage a full load of ESL specific classes, or teach in a combination of these settings.

Required Exams: Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Required Exams during program:

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: English Learners (This exam must be passed within the first two years of teaching)

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

English as a Second Language - Elementary - CLOSED K-6 Fellows earn certification in ESL. Fellows may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, teach a full load of ESL specific classes through the day, or teach in a combination of these settings.

Required Exams: Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Required Exams during program:

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: English Learners (This exam must be passed within the first two years of teaching)

Mathematics- CLOSED 6-12 Math is the highest-need subject area; school leaders are often still seeking math teachers even after all Fellows have been hired. Fellows are eligible to teach middle school math, algebra, geometry, calculus and business math. Most Fellows teach entry-level math. Many partner schools serve students in grades 6-12, so Fellows often teach both middle and high school math.

Required Coursework: Math-related undergraduate major or passage of the Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Mathematics

Required Exams:

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Mathematics (Enrollees without an applicable major must pass this prior to the start of PST. Enrollees with an applicable major must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

Science - Middle School- CLOSED 5-9

Required Coursework: Science-related undergraduate major or passage of the Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment – Science – Middle School

Required Exams:

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Middle School Science (Enrollees without an applicable major must pass this prior to the start of PST. Enrollees with an applicable major must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

Social Studies - CLOSED 6-12 Many partner schools serve students in grades 6-12, so Fellows often teach in a variety of Social Studies settings including Government, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, and Middle School Social Studies. Less frequently a Fellow may teach Psychology or Sociology.

Required Coursework: Social Studies related undergraduate major or passage of the Pearson Indiana Core Content Area Assessment in the area of Social Studies they will teach.

Required Exams:

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Social studies candidates will also be required to take the Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment in the area of social studies they will teach. (Enrollees without an applicable major must pass this prior to the start of PST. Enrollees with an applicable major must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

Spanish - CLOSED 6-12 Fellows teach Spanish as a foreign language, often at the high school level.

Required Coursework: Majored in Spanish or minimum of 18 credit hours of Spanish coursework

Required Exams:

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Oral Proficiency exam (OPI) (This exam must be taken prior to enrollment for any candidate without a major or minor in Spanish. Enrollees with an applicable major or minor must pass this during their first two years of teaching).

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: World Languages – Spanish (This exam must be taken during the first two years of teaching)

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

Special Education - Elementary* - CLOSED 1-6

Indianapolis Public Schools has a strong need for special education educators. All Indianapolis Teaching Fellows assigned to teach special education who successfully complete pre-service training and pass required state exams are guaranteed a full-time teaching position for the 2017-2018 school year.

Fellows earn dual-certification in General Elementary and Special Education in Elementary Settings. Special Education Fellows teach students with mild to moderate disabilities. That is, their students are learning the same content as their grade-level peers in a general education setting. Fellows may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, or teach in a combination of these settings.

Required Exams: Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Required Exams During Program:

Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Exceptional Needs—Mild Intervention (This exam must be passed within the first two years of teaching)

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

*Candidates will not be dual certified in Special Education AND Elementary. Dual certification in SPED and Elementary requires a placement as a General Education Elementary teacher while also being teacher of record for a group of students for two years. More information about dual certification will be available upon enrollment.

Special Education - Secondary* - CLOSED 5-12

Indianapolis Public Schools has a strong need for special education educators. All Indianapolis Teaching Fellows assigned to teach special education who successfully complete pre-service training and pass required state exams are guaranteed a full-time teaching position for the 2017-2018 school year.

Fellows earn certification in Special Education in Secondary Settings (grades 5-12). Special Education Fellows teach students with mild to moderate disabilities. That is, their students are learning the same content as their grade-level peers in a general education setting. Fellows may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, or teach in a combination of these settings.

Required Exams: Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or qualify for exemption via an approved alternative)

Required Exams During Program: Pearson Indiana CORE Content Area Assessment: Exceptional Needs—Mild Intervention

Developmental Pedagogy Assessment (must be passed during first two years of teaching)

*Enrollees may dual certify in another secondary content area of their choosing by passing the applicable content exam. This is not required.

Subject Grades Details Test Requirements
Elementary K-8 Teachers with a Nevada elementary license may be eligible to teach all subjects in K-8, but for the 2017-18 school year, Nevada Teacher Corps Fellows will be placed in K-5 elementary schools. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators or the California Basic Educational Skill Test (CBEST) Praxis: Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications
Subject Grades Details Test Requirements
Biology 6-12 Fellows may teach biology and life science, environmental science, integrated middle school sciences, or any other MS science course. Praxis Core AND Praxis II Biology: Content Knowledge (5235)
Chemistry 6-12 Fellows may teach chemistry, physical science, environmental science, integrated middle school sciences, or any other MS science course. Praxis Core AND Praxis II Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245)
Early Childhood PK-3 Fellows teach any combination of English, math, science, and social studies. Praxis Core AND Praxis II Elementary: Content Knowledge (5018)
Elementary 1-5 Fellows teach any combination of English, math, science, and social studies. Praxis Core AND Praxis II Elementary: Content Knowledge (5018)
ELA - CLOSED 6-12 Praxis Core AND Praxis II English: Content & Analysis (5039)
ELA - CLOSED 4-8 Praxis Core AND Praxis II Middle School English Language Arts (5047)
General Science 6-12 Fellows may teach life science, earth science, physical science, general science, integrated middle school science, integrated ninth-grade sciences, or any other middle school science course. Praxis Core AND Praxis II General Science: Content Knowledge (5435)
Mathematics 6-12 Praxis Core AND Praxis II Mathematics (5161)
Mathematics 4-8 Praxis Core AND Praxis II Middle School Math (5169)
Science 4-8 Praxis Core AND Praxis II Middle School Science (5440)
Spanish 6-12 Fellows teach Spanish as a foreign language. Praxis Core AND Praxis II Spanish: World Language (5195)
Special Education (Elementary, Math, or English) 1-12 Fellows in special education are dual-certified in another subject area and will complete coursework in both. Fellows may teach special education in one of the following subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Math-Middle School or English Language Arts-Middle School. Special education Fellows teach students with mild- to-moderate disabilities. That is, their students are learning the same content as their grade-level peers in a general education setting. Fellows may work with a co-teacher, have a small group of students they work with, or a combination of these settings. Praxis Core AND Special education candidates must pass the Praxis II listed for their other assigned subject area, NOT the special education test.