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2022 Fellow, Alicia Jones-Harris with first graders at James Russell Lowell, School 51.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Talented People Become Exceptional Teachers


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Extensive instructional coaching during the school year

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Earn teaching certification and a Masters in Education

About Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows partners with more than 45 district and chart school partners in greater Indianapolis to provide exceptional educators for local students. Fellows receive in-depth coaching, grounded in research and evidence-based practices that impact teacher practice and increase student achievement. With over 700 alumni, it’s likely you will be teaching in the building with another Fellow or an alumnus of Indianapolis Teaching Fellows which provides a sense of community, camaraderie, and support.

The 2024-25 Indianapolis Teaching Fellows application is closed. We will be opening the application for next year this fall.

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Why Indianapolis?

Inspiring the Next Generation

Indianapolis is a growing community recognized for the food, sports and attractions it offers. In 2021, TIME Magazine named Indianapolis one of the “World’s Greatest Places.” It’s also recognized for being on the cutting edge of education transformation. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows plays an important role in this effort through our partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and Township Charter Schools in Center Township. With more than 45 district and charter school partners in greater Indianapolis, Fellows have the unique flexibility to find a school that fits their skills, and interests and where they can contribute to ensuring all students have an excellent education.

Since 2007, Indianapolis Teaching Fellows has provided aspiring teachers from diverse backgrounds with an affordable and accelerated pathway into the classroom. You may have built a successful career, and now wish to use those skills to impact our next generation. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who wants to share your passion for learning with Indiana’s students. Whatever your background, you have high expectations for all students and are deeply invested in ensuring all students have access to an equitable education.  With Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, you’ll receive the training and coaching you need to help your students succeed while attending Marian University to earn your certification and master’s degree.


Learn about Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, our students, and our unique educational community. Complete an online application to indicate your interest in Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and share your background and experiences, and submit a recorded interview to showcase how your talents will shine in the classroom.


During your summer training experience, learn core teaching skills such as engaging students, managing a classroom, and instructional delivery from experienced coaches and teachers. Practice those skills with students in a local summer school classroom and with your peers while receiving coaching and feedback.


Begin teaching in the fall, leading a class of your own students, and earning a full- time teacher’s salary and benefits. Continue building your skills with coaching tailored to your individual needs and two years of coursework at Marian University culminating in certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Key Dates

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Enrollment Closed
Pre-Service Training Begins (*tentative)
Pre-Service Training Ends (*tentative)
First Day of School
Marian Fall Semester Begin
Middle School student at Clarence Farrington School 61.


Applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria based on state requirements, including bachelor’s degree conferral, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, with exceptions for professional experience or graduate degree, and state testing requirements. Candidates must also meet local employment requirements including passing a background check and meeting all legal requirements to work in the United States.


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Hear It From Them

Teacher Stories

"Teaching is a challenging yet rewarding career that takes determination and consistency. There will be days you want to give up, but you lean on your coaches and other members of the cohort."

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Jazmin Sanders

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Elementary, K-2

"I believe that it is important to teach right now because equitable education is under attack."

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Troy Smith

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Elementary, 5-6

"Indianapolis Teaching Fellows really prepares you to manage a classroom. I already knew my content backwards and forwards, but training developed the skills I needed to teach it."

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Chelsea Easter

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

School Leader

Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Eugene Pringle

Program Director

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Candace Jones

Program Manager

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Troy Smith

Effectiveness Coach and ITF alum

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Rashay Foster

Senior Manager, Mid-West BEEC