Who We Are
TNTP Teaching Fellows programs prepare individuals without teaching certification to become exceptional teachers for students who historically, have been denied educational opportunities they deserve because of systemic racism and educational inequity. We train teachers who believe all students can succeed and see every lesson as an opportunity to inspire. No prior teaching experience is required.
Where You Will Teach
We partner with schools in three cities where demand is high for great teachers. TNTP Teaching Fellows choose where they want to teach.
- Baltimore City Teaching Residency
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
- teachNOLA (Greater New Orleans)
Who Our Students Need
TNTP Teaching Fellows provides a diverse cohort of aspiring teachers with an affordable and accelerated pathway into the classroom. We recruit, train and certify accomplished professionals, recent college graduates and graduating seniors who aren’t yet certified as teachers, but possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of the highest-need schools throughout Baltimore, New Orleans, and Indianapolis.
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 under-served 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.
We are seeking mission-aligned candidates to teach high-need subject areas that include math, science, elementary education, early childhood education, English, and special education.
Benefits of TNTP Teaching Fellows:
Classroom-Centered Preparation: Our teacher preparation is radically simple: focused practice on key skills, knowledge, and mindsets to get new teachers off to a strong start. Where traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on skill-building, our innovative support is centered around actual teaching experience and focused practice on core skills, such as reflecting on students’ values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them for success.
Flexible Teaching Locations: With programs throughout the U.S., Teaching Fellows can choose to teach and live in a city that fits their interests. Though our programs share a common mission, they are as unique as the communities they serve.
Certification that Counts: We hold the highest standards for certification of any program in the country. Teaching Fellows are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits: Teaching Fellows begin earning a full teacher’s salary, plus comprehensive benefits. While pursuing certification, Fellows start working full-time in their own classroom at a district or charter school at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
Qualifications and eligibility for TNTP’s Teaching Fellows programs:
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2021
- Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
- Must not be a licensed teacher
- Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA*
*Qualifications, including minimum undergraduate GPA, vary by program. For specific program requirements, please visit our website.