All new Achievement First school leaders train for an entire year before launching a new school, and all new Achievement First teachers participate in nearly four weeks of professional development. All Achievement First teachers and principals are focused on completely closing the achievement gap for their students. Achievement First employment opportunities are not limited to teaching. Applications for various positions are accepted year-round.
Boston Teacher Residency
The Boston Teacher Residency is a three-year master’s program from UMass Boston. Teacher Residents spend the full academic year in a Boston Public School classroom teaching alongside an experienced mentor. Residents also receive tuition remissions, a generous living stipend, and Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. The 2011-2012 application will open in September 2010.
The Citizen Schools' National Teaching Fellowship is a unique, competitive, two-year professional and leadership development program. The Fellowship is a paid service program that includes service as a team leader at Citizen Schools’ campus, professional development in partnership with a community organization, and the opportunity to enroll in a Master’s program in out-of-school learning. Applications are accepted year round, based on availability of opportunities in different geographic areas.
Inner City Teaching Corps
The Inner City Teaching Corps places recent grads as paid classroom teachers in Catholic schools in Chicago’s inner city. Applications due in January each year.
Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme
The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan, serving in local government as well as public and private schools. Applications due in November each year.
MATCH Corps members provide academic support with a scientifically based curriculum to students. Also includes an ambitious, intensive, one-on-one tutoring program designed to fully close the Achievement Gap between minority and non-minority students, and between economically disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers. Begin accepting applications September 1 of each year.
New York City Teacher Fellowship Program
The New York City Teacher Fellowship Program offers fewllows an opportunity to pursue teaching education through a subsidized Master’s degree program and are placed in teaching positions with New York City Schools. Applications due in December each year (for the following June’s program).
Teach for America
Teach for America is a national corps of recent graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools and earn entry-level teacher’s salary. Numerous application deadlines between August and February of each school year.
WorldTeach provides opportunities for volunteers to teach in developing countries. Most volunteers teach English, and students range in age depending on the placement. In some countries, volunteers may also teach math, science, computer skills, or HIV/AIDS awareness. Volunteers work as full-time teachers and live with a host family or on the school campus. WorldTeach offers year-long, semester-long, and summer programs. Applicants can apply year-round, depending on where they would like to volunteer and teach.