Join Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

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Become a Teacher with Indianapolis Teaching Fellows! Apply by April 15th at

Who We Are

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows prepares individuals without teaching certification to become teachers. Through Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF), you will transform your academic and professional expertise into a high-impact career as a certified K-12 teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools and Township Charter area schools.

Who Our Students Need

You may have built a successful career, and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who wants to share your passion for learning with Indianapolis' students. Whatever your background, you believe every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there.

Fellows teach critical-need subjects, including Math, Science, English, Early Childhood Education, Elementary, English as a Second Language and Special Education.


Classroom-Centered Preparation: Fellows prepare to enter the classroom by participating in a five-week training experience. Where traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on skill-building, our innovative training is centered around actual teaching experience in summer school classrooms and focused practice on core skills, including reflecting on students' values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them for success. There is no cost for this training, but Fellows are responsible for expenses related to pre-employment requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting (approximately $50) and state required certification exam fees ($45-150 each).

Compensation: Fellows are hired as full-time teachers by our school partners and will begin teaching for the 2019-20 school year. They receive the same compensation as all other first-year teachers, including a starting salary of $38,000-55,000 plus comprehensive benefits.

Certification: During the first year in the classroom, Fellows earn certification through our certification program which includes coursework and individualized support that builds on the skills mastered during training. ITF Fellows are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.

ITF partners with Marian University for Fellows to earn a Master's of Arts in Teaching, tuition is $11,010 payable over two years once Fellows start receiving a full-time salary. Fellows are eligible for grants and student loans, in addition, various schools offer full or partial tuition reimbursement. Fellows have the opportunity to apply for an Americorps award up to $5,920 for education related expenses or previous student loans.

Eligibility Requirements

Qualifications and eligibility for Indianapolis Teaching Fellows:

  • Must have bachelor's degree by June 2019
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
  • Must not be a certified teacher
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 2.5 plus professional experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 to $55,000.00/year

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