Who We Are
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows prepares individuals without teaching certification to become exceptional teachers for our most underserved students. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows play a critical role in breaking down the socioeconomic and racial barriers that have denied our students access to an equitable education. Through Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF), you will elevate your academic and professional expertise into a high-impact career as a certified K-12 teacher working in Indianapolis Public Schools and Township Charter area schools.
Who Our Students Need
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows provides a diverse and passionate group of mission-driven aspiring teachers an affordable and accelerated pathway to the classroom. We recruit, train, certify and support accomplished professionals, recent college graduates and graduating seniors who aren’t yet certified as teachers, but possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of the highest-need schools throughout Indianapolis.
You may have built a successful career, and now wish to use those skills to impact our next generation. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who wants to share your passion for learning with Indiana’s students. Whatever your background, you have high expectations for all students and are deeply invested in ensuring all students have access to an equitable education.
We are currently seeking mission-aligned candidates to teach critical-need subjects, including Science, Math, Special Education, English as a Second Language Elementary Education, and English.
Benefits of Teaching in Indianapolis
Flexible Teaching Locations: We partner with Indianapolis Public Schools and Township Charter Schools in Center Township. Fellows have the unique flexibility to start their career at a school that fits their skills and interests. Wherever you teach, you will be working in a state that is recognized for being on the cutting edge of education transformation.
Classroom-Centered Preparation: Fellow’s support is radically simple: focused practice on key skills, knowledge, and cultural mindsets to get new teachers off to a strong start. Where traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on skill-building, our innovative support is centered around actual teaching experience and focused practice on core skills, such as reflecting on students’ values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them for success.
Certification that Counts: Our standards for certification are high and our Fellows are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits: While pursuing certification, Fellows work full-time at a district or charter school and will earn the same starting salary plus comprehensive benefits as a first-year teacher. You will start as the teacher of record for the 2022-23 school year. Starting salary is approximately $43,000 plus comprehensive benefits.
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2022
- Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
- Must not be a licensed teacher
- Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or a 2.5 plus 5 years of professional experience
*GPA requirement can be reviewed upon request.