The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers students the opportunity to work in France for 7 to 9 months teaching English to French students of all ages. This teaching program sponsored by the French Government offers 1,600 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools and in the French teaching colleges ("IUFM") in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments). The goal of the program is to strengthen English-language instruction in the French educational system through the establishment of a native speaker presence. Several Baylor students have participated in this program throughout the years.
The Republic of Austria offers, each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States the opportunity to teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs (BMBF) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.
Teach for America places recent college graduates in teaching positions in public schools across the country. Corps members teach grades K-12, in all subjects. The mission of TFA is to reduce the educational gap among American students. Baylor Alumni have served all across the country with TFA.
World Teach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific. Volunteers are placed in schools and host communitities that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to afford or locate qualified teachers. Volunteers receive training, language preparation, and field support empowering them to make an impact that will last long after they leave.
The Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellows forms talented, faith-filled college graduates to renew and transform Catholic school classrooms. ACE teachers form a select cohort of the nation's top emerging Catholic school teachers and leaders, and through ACE's innovative instructional model, they develop the skills and knowledge necessary to serve some of the most under-resourced schools in the United States.
ACE Teaching Fellows do not just get the chance to serve a school in need--they get professional preparation that will enable them to make a deep and profound difference in the lives of the children they serve. The ACE M.Ed. intensively prepares teachers by integrating graduate level coursework with an immersion teaching experience. Throughout their two years teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools, ACE teachers earn a cost-free Master of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame. Upon graduation, they are eligible for state licensure as a teacher.
Match Education, a non-profit organization, works to close the achievement gap among primary and secondary school students through innovations in full-time tutoring and teacher training. Match operates high-performing urban public charter schools, a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools, and a hybrid college and jobs program that seeks unprecedented degree completion rates and employment outcomes. Recent college graduates can apply for the Sposato Graduate School of Education, which seeks to create unusually effective rookie teachers and school leaders for low-income students. At the end of the two-year program, students are awarded a master's degree in Effective Teaching. The program is mapped backwards from the demands of working in the highest performing urban public schools in America. Recent college graduates can also apply for the Match Corps-Boston, a program ideal for a gap year opportunity before going to graduate or professional school, which allows Corp members to get into education policy or reform as well as learn more about how and where they can make a difference with urban youth and families.