Who We Are
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows prepares individuals without teaching certification to become exceptional teachers and promote greater educational equity. 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 with 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 schools throughout Indianapolis.
You may have built a successful career and now desire to pursue a more fulfilling path as a teacher. You may be a recent graduate who wants to share your passion for learning with Indiana’s students. Whatever your background may be, you believe that every student can achieve at the highest level, and you are committed to helping them get there.
We are currently seeking candidates to teach critical-need subjects including Science, Math, English, English as a Second Language, and Special Education.
Benefits of Teaching in Indianapolis
- Flexible Teaching Locations: As an employee of Indianapolis Public Schools or 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 innovative 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. Fellows practice core skills that they need to be successful on their first day of teaching and ground their pedagogy in culturally responsive teaching.
- Full Salary and Benefits: While pursuing certification and your Masters of Arts in Teaching through our partner university, Marian University, 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 2023-24 school year. Starting salary is approximately $50,400 plus comprehensive benefits.
- Certification: During your first two years as a full-time teacher, you will also complete certification coursework through our partnership with Marian University, where you will earn your certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching. You are responsible for Marian University’s tuition and fees, which total approximately $12,690 for the two-year program. You will be eligible for TNTP’s AmeriCorps program to receive two consecutive education awards of $6,495 and totaling $12,700 that can be applied to tuition. Fellows are also eligible to apply for Financial Aid.
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows Eligibility Requirements
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2023
- Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must not be a licensed teacher
- Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 2.5 plus professional experience*
*GPA requirement can be reviewed upon request.
Apply before our Priority application deadline on December 6th!