We don’t train teachers—we train great teachers.
to learn how you can transform your academic background and professional experience into a high-impact career as a licensed teacher in Nashville.
Nashville Teaching Fellows provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who aren’t yet
licensed as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Nashville’s highest-need schools.
Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers most. That’s
why our program is so selective –in 2013, only 8% of all Teaching Fellows applicants successfully met our standards for admission, training and entry into
You may have built a successful career, and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who now wants to share your
passion for learning with Nashville’s students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever
it takes to help them get there.
We are currently seeking outstanding candidates to teach critical-need subjects, including science, math, middle school, English, Spanish, and English as a
Second Language (ESL).
Fellows believe that every single student can excel academically, and they have the responsibility to get students there.
. They seek out and welcome advice from instructors, coaches and peers.
Commit to practice
. They work deliberately to perfect new techniques that will improve their teaching.
They meet the daily challenges of teaching in a high-need school with determination and optimism.
Share their passions.
They use their deep subject knowledge to ignite student interest, inspiring achievement and a real love of learning.
Benefits of Teaching in Nashville
“When you make it through pre-service training, you’ll definitely be prepared. The program staff is 100 percent dedicated to your becoming an effective
teacher, and they’ll get you where you need to be. " –
Henry Bradford, 2011 Nashville Teaching Fellow
Front-Row Seat on Reform:
Located in one of the first two states to win a federal Race to the Top grant, Nashville is recognized as a national leader in education reform, offering
rich professional development to help teachers improve and recognizing great teachers with higher salaries.
Our training is radically simple: focused practice on key skills to get new teachers off to a strong start. With intensive summer training and ongoing
coaching from experienced teachers that continues throughout the first year in the classroom, Teaching Fellows practice, reflect, and improve until they
master the craft of great teaching.
Licensure that Counts:
We hold the highest standards for licensure of any program in the country. Upon graduating our program, Nashville Teaching Fellows are recognized not
simply as licensed teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits:
While pursuing licensure, Teaching Fellows work full-time at a district or charter school and earn a full teacher’s salary plus comprehensive benefits.