The need is real. Only 12% of Nashville's African-American high schoolers score "advanced" in math, as compared to 26% of white students. Only 78% of Hispanic students in Nashville graduate high school, compared to an overall 86% graduation rate. The average ACT score for Nashville's students is 19--several points below the basic minimum requirements for Tennessee's state universities. Be instrumental in changing these statistics. Nashville students need a brighter future. Start your career as an educator by applying to Nashville Teaching Fellows. Learn how you can be part of this change.
Who We Want
There is no one profile of an ideal candidate, but Nashville Teaching Fellows is highly selective because every student deserves outstanding teachers. Fellows may be experienced professionals who are looking to make a career change, or they may be fresh out of college and ready to put their academic expertise to work for Nashville children. This program values individuals of diverse backgrounds who can bring their unique perspectives and experiences into the classroom to substantially improve student achievement. Overall, we seek candidates who believe that all students can be highly successful in school and who are ready to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. Learn what we look for in our Fellows.
How We Help You Make a Difference
You will benefit from a streamlined application and selection process and, if selected, will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive five-week Pre-service Trainingbefore entering the classrooms as a full-time teacher in the fall. During your first year, you will pursue your teaching license by completing your licensure paperwork throughTNTP Academy while serving as a full-time teacher and earning a full-time salary. Throughout your training, you will benefit from a rigorous, classroom-centered curriculum designed specifically to prepare teachers working with high-need students.You will also receive meaningful feedback and personalized professional development support to help you develop your teaching and achieve excellence for your students in the classroom.
Nashville Teaching Fellows is a partnership between Metro Nashville Public Schoolsand TNTP (The New Teacher Project), a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap by ensuring that high-need students get outstanding teachers. Since its inception, TNTP has trained or hired approximately 49,000 teachers, benefiting an estimated 8 million students nationwide. TNTP has also released a series of acclaimed studies of the policies and practices that affect the quality of the nation's teacher workforce, including The Widget Effect (2009), Teacher Evaluation 2.0 (2010) and The Irreplaceables (2012). Today TNTP is active in more than 25 cities, including 10 of the nation's 15 largest.