Year 1: Certification Year
In Year 1 of the fellowship, Fellows are earning their teaching certification while working full time as a teacher. Ahead of the school year starting, Fellows go through 7 weeks of summer training led by The Educator Academy to prepare them for their classrooms in the fall. This training with a cohort model builds a strong foundation for the year to come. Throughout the school year and the following summer, Fellows will complete virtual and in-person training related to their certification. Beyond just providing certification, The Educator Academy’s coaching focuses on developing skills a teacher will need to transform their classroom into a place where students receive the education they deserve. Through coaching and testing support, The Educator Academy provides a comprehensive approach to supporting teachers.
Year 2: Graduate Year
After earning their certification, Fellow Graduates continue to teach as a teacher-of-record in a partner school. Fellow Graduates continue to receive instructional coaching, development and networking opportunities through The Educator Academy. During the second year, Fellows focus on building a robust skill set that will push student’s academic success and emotional development forward. The Educator Academy’s coaches support them in that pursuit through classroom visits and debriefs, as well as providing resources and connections to other educators.
The fellowship focuses on individuals with significant experience in the classroom–moving them into a lead teacher role within a school while earning their certification in 1 year. Following teacher certification, The EA continues to provide support and coaching to ensure Fellow Graduates are set up for success in their career.
- Requires instructional experience, either as a lead teacher or support role focused on academics and current role in a K-12 (or Pre-K) classroom
- Teacher of Record year 1 in the program
- 2-year teaching commitment
The residency is a 1 year program followed by a 3 year teaching commitment. This gradual release model supports individuals with a wide range of experience to transition into the classroom.
- No background in education required
- 1 year residency before teacher of record year
- 3 year teaching commitment