The Alliance for Catholic Education offers talented, faith-filled college graduates the opportunity to renew and transform Catholic school classrooms through their Teaching Fellows program. 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.
Blue Engine partners with school leaders, teachers, and Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices (BETAs) to create a powerful classroom environment for students in which teachers and BETAs teach together as a team, resulting in dramatic academic gains in gateway subjects. Blue Engine recruits, trains, and matches a team of three BETAs with a certified lead teacher in English/Language Arts or Algebra in 8th, 9th or 10th grades. More educators in the classroom reduces the teacher to student ratio from about 1:30 to 1:6, enabling teachers to build authentic relationships with students, provides significantly more instructional hours during class and before/after school, and differentiates, individualizes and personalizes instruction. The teacher-BETA collaboration enables daily student-centered reflection and learning that improves teacher practice. At the same time, Blue Engine's hybrid model helps a diverse, local wave of educators enter the teaching profession through an apprenticeship (as a BETA and AmeriCorps member), teaching alongside a team for one or two years with the opportunity to earn their teaching credential in their second year through the Relay Graduate School of Education.
The City on a Hill Urban Teaching Fellowship is an on-site licensure program focused on training effective urban educators. The fellowship is a one-year program (beginning in late August) intended to train and certify individuals interested in a career teaching in urban public high schools. Fellows are trained and mentored by veteran City on a Hill teachers while taking graduate courses at Boston University toward a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. They receive a $16,000 stipend and significantly reduced tuition in exchange for teaching in an urban public school for two years upon completion of the program.
City Year Americorps members serve in 28 cities nationwide. They spend 11 months working full-time in more than 300 schools to give students the extra support they need to graduate and to become college and career ready. City Year partners with Americorp in their work to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. In doing so, City Year mentors and tutors help increase graduation rates across the country and change the lives of the students they serve.
Established in 1983 the Fellows program currently offers a rich experience for recent college graduates who want to explore various career opportunities at an independent boarding school. While our program focuses mainly on those whose interests lie in teaching, we also offer fellowships in such areas as wellness, communications, technology, and athletics. This program provides apprenticeships through which individuals gain the knowledge and experience necessary to pursue successful careers in secondary independent schools as well as valuable work experience for dynamic and highly motivated young adults pursuing opportunities outside of the educational field. Culver Fellows participate fully in the life of the Academies under the direction of mentor teachers, counselors, and coaches. These mentors help the Fellow learn the basics of teaching and coaching methodologies, classroom management and group dynamics, as well as parent/student relationships. In addition to working in their chosen academic field, Fellows assist with extracurricular activities, working with an impressive array of student athletic teams or in the Academies’ rich and active Fine Arts program. Fellows live in furnished dormitory apartments and assume duties that allow them to become an integral part of the residential community.
Deerfield Academy, located in western Massachusetts and founded in 1797, is a private boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Deerfield seeks innovative and energetic recent graduates to serve as Teaching Fellows. Fellows work with an experienced mentor, teach several classes, and particpate in the rich and varied life of a boarding school while pursuing a two-year master's degree with a cohort of peers thorugh the University of Pennsylvania. Strong candidates for the Teaching Fellows position will have demonstrated scholarship and initiative, will enjoy working with bright and motivated adolescents, andw ill thrive in an environment what asks for community engagement.
The Free School, a democratically run preK-8th grade independent school in the south end of Albany, New York, offers a comprehensive, yearlong residential internship program that includes valuable learning experiences both in and outside of school. The program offers the opportunity to intern at the longest running urban free school in the United States, and with ongoing support and guidance from members of the teaching staff, gain firsthand experience in a uniquely child-centered learning environment. Many former interns have gone on to teach at other alternative schools, public schools, and some have even gone on to start their own schools. This residential internship program is a typically a full school year commitment, but the school is open to 3 or 6 month internships as well. The school year (including a staff orientation and work week) generally runs from the last week in August to the second week in June.
Public Allies Eagle Rock is the only residential Public Allies program; our Allies come from across the country and live and work at their placement for a full year. Public Allies Eagle Rock is a program ofEagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. The Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellowship provides thirteen individuals with an advanced year-long service and leadership development experience at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, located in Estes Park, Colorado. A full-scholarship residential high school, Eagle Rock serves students between the age of 15 and 21, from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods around the country, who have not found success in conventional school settings. The Public Allies Fellowship at Eagle Rock is a residential, community-based opportunity for individuals who are passionate about alternative teaching and learning strategies, youth development and empowerment, educational equity, social justice, and re-engaging high-school students in their education.
Concord Academy, located in Concord, Massasschusetts, established The Wilcox Fellows Program in 2000 to honor retiring Headmaster Thomas E. Wilcox, whose commitment to nurturing teaching talent and to increasing diversity were hallmarks of his nineteen years of distinguished leadership. The program celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2014-15 and with this milestone comes an opportunity to reaffirm its mission and advance its value and contributions to the School. These endowed Fellowships allow the School to identify and work with promising young people from populations under-represented in independent schools. Through mentoring, encouragement, and supportive supervision from seasoned and devoted teachers, recent college graduates are provided with an opportunity to test their interest in making teaching a career. In return, the School benefits from the presence, perspective, and insight of enthusiastic and evolving teachers.
What distinguishes this program from others of its kind is its commitment to one primary goal: helping talented people learn how to teach. Fellows meet regularly with other teachers new to the School to talk about teaching and learning. They are mentored by a colleague and supervised by the Dean of Faculty and Department Chair. Wilcox Fellows are not required to coach, advise students, or live in a student house, though they may choose to do so with the guidance of their mentor. Fellows carry half-time teaching or subject loads and are able to put their full energy into developing expertise and skill in their chosen subject or area of school life, while nurturing a commitment to working with adolescents in a stimulating and supportive academic setting.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program offers intensive master’s-level teacher preparation, including a year of classroom experience, for exceptionally qualified candidates. Eligible applicants may be graduating seniors or recent grads/alumni; they should have a commitment to teaching in the urban and rural schools that most often lack strong STEM teachers; and they must have completed STEM degrees. The Fellowships are available this year in Georgia and New Jersey (with more states now in the works). Fellows attend a partner institution in one of these states and commit to teach for three years in the same state, but they need not be from that state. Fellows receive a generous stipend ($30,000 or more, depending on location) to complete the master’s program. Throughout their three-year teaching commitment, they continue to receive mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools.