Position Type: Teach Kentucky 2021 Cohort
Location: Louisville, KY
Date Available: June 2021
Closing Date: Rolling
About Teach Kentucky
Teach Kentucky seeks to attract highly motivated future educators to teach in our public schools, enhancing the quality of education for our students and enriching our civic life by retaining these bright minds in the region.
Successful applicants will teach full-time in priority public middle and high schools in the Greater Louisville area—serving as the teacher of record in a classroom and earning a full-time salary—while pursuing an Alternative Route Teacher Certification via a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program.
Teach Kentucky focuses on providing a supportive environment and sense of community where teachers are encouraged to use creativity and innovative teaching techniques to enrich the lives of students, the face of education, and their own lives.
“Teach Kentucky emphasizes individual teacher support, which is critical during the first year of teaching, as well as a sense of camaraderie with fellow teachers, and connection to the Louisville community.”
– Paul Barnwell, 12th-year teacher
Successful applicants to the Teach Kentucky program will…
…live well in Louisville…
Voted “Most Compassionate City” and “Most Livable City,” the Louisville area is more than home to the Kentucky Derby, baseball bats and bourbon. The city features its own opera, orchestra, ballet company, and the world-renowned Actor’s Theatre. It’s also a hub for indie music, regional and college sports, and has a robust foodie culture, including superb craft breweries and craft distilleries as well as CoffeeFest’s “America’s Best Coffeehouse” (Quills Coffee) and “America’s Best Espresso” (Sunergos Coffee).
Nestled in the Ohio River Valley, blessed with four seasons, a string of Olmsted parks and splendid architecture, including the nation’s largest Victorian preservation district, Louisville is also a beautiful place to call home.
Here are a few of the recognitions Louisville has received just this year:
- One of the top “Creative Cities for 20-Somethings” byPolicyMic.com
- One of the “Best Entrepreneurial Cities” by entrepreneur.com
- America’s Breakout Cities for 2014 by CNNMoney
- World’s Top 10 Food Cities by National Geographic
- Top 10 “Bike-Friendly City” by USA Today
- A Top 20 “City With Economic Momentum” by NewGeography.com
- Eighth on the list of “Best Towns in America” by Outside Magazine
- Eighth “Most Affordable City in the U.S.” by Forbes
- “Top 10 Cities for Being a Homeowner” by NerdWallet.com
…receive intense preparation and support…
- Teach Kentucky’s six-week, in-house Summer Institute training program, focusing on content-specific lesson planning, behavior management, classroom organization techniques, and career development
- One-on-one support inside and outside the classroom from Teach Kentucky and our local university and school district partners
- Practice teaching sessions and classroom observations
- Enrollment in an alternative route to Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, with full professional teaching licensure upon completion
…and enjoy remarkable perks.
- Same starting salary and benefits as all other beginning teachers (approximately $44,000 per year to start in JCPS), plus annual pay increases
- Access to AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, totaling $12,390 over two years
- Up to $4000 relocation incentive, plus a free month of transitional housing
- Reimbursement of Praxis Subject Assessment Exams (SAEs) in core content area(s) once hired
- Extensive mentor support team during your first year
- District-specific scholarships available for critical-need content teachers (current critical need areas include: STEM-eligible candidates up to $7,500)
- Other scholarships and grants available
- ***All figures are approximations for illustrative purposes only, and may change subject to district and/or federal and state policy changes***
Qualifications to Apply
- Bachelor’s degree conferred by June 2021
- Minimum 2.75* cumulative undergraduate GPA at time of graduation, 3.0 GPA preferred
- Citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
*The minimum GPA is mandated by our partner universities for the MAT as well as the state of Kentucky
***For answers to questions, don’t hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of Teach Kentucky’s mission. Discrimination against applicants is antithetical to who we are as an organization. No matter your race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran / military status, marriage / parental status, or any other similar criterion, we encourage you to apply.