Who We Are
TNTP Teaching Fellows programs prepare individuals without teaching certification to become exceptional teachers for our most deserving students. Our Fellows play a critical role in breaking down the socioeconomic and racial barriers that have historically denied underserved communities access to an equitable education. Through TNTP Teaching Fellows, you will elevate your academic or professional expertise into a high-impact career as an educator. No prior teaching experience is required.
Where You Will Teach
Choose where you teach. We partner with school districts and charter schools in five cities where demand is high for exceptional teachers.
- Baltimore City Teaching Residency
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
- teachNOLA (Greater New Orleans)
- Nevada Teacher Corps
- Teach Minnesota
Who Our Students Need
Students have big dreams. Great teachers bring those dreams to life. Teaching Fellows understand that teaching is not just a job, but a career – one that demands their best each day. They recognize and value the assets of their students and the community and hold high expectations for all students.
We look for accomplished professionals, recent college graduates and graduating college seniors who aren’t yet certified as educators but have the dedication to teach high-need subject areas.
Our teachers develop the skills to help students build their knowledge by making meaningful connections between challenging, meaningful content and students’ unique values and experiences. 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. 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.
*Teach Minnesota welcomes certified teachers; eligibility requirements apply
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 2022-23 school year.
Qualifications and eligibility for TNTP’s Teaching Fellows programs:
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2022
- 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 (exception for Teach Minnesota)
- 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.