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At Capital One, we recognize that a strong support system for success must include the classroom and educators who understand a wide range of student needs. That’s why we invest in organizations like Inspired Teaching that connect youth with the resources and role models they need to grow and thrive.

— Naomi Smouha, Community Relations Manager for Capital One
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Jul 01 01:34 pm

Inspired Teaching & OSSE are hosting a STEM Leadership Academy for DC principals. Learn more and register by 7/24!

Apply now to be an Inspired Teaching Fellow!


December 17, 2013

The Inspired Teacher Certification Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 cohort of Inspired Teaching Fellows. Through a 24-month residency program, Inspired Teaching Fellows are prepared for successful and sustainable careers as teachers and changemakers in Washington, DC while earning a DC teaching license and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Be a part of recruiting tomorrow’s education changemakers by sharing, forwarding, (applying!), and spreading the word.

Teaching is an intellectually rigorous and demanding profession, and the Inspired Teacher Certification Program better prepares new teachers for the challenges of teaching in an urban, high-poverty classroom. Participants in our residency program have a full year to develop the skills of engaging diverse students, managing classrooms, and planning effective lessons by working alongside an experienced Lead Teacher. Inspired Teaching Fellows also earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity Washington University’s School of Education.

Inspired Teaching Fellows:

  • Receive a DC teaching license in early childhood (preK-3rd) or elementary (1st-6th) education.
  • Experience a residency year that seamlessly connects theory and practice by training in classrooms of lead teachers and learning professional best practices while immersed in the realities of day-to-day teaching responsibilities.
  • Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity Washington University through a customized program of graduate coursework that prepares new teachers using current practices and research from the field.
  • Receive intensive classroom mentoring which provides constructive feedback, instructional coaching, and personal support.
  • Serve as a full-time AmeriCorps member, joining a national network of individuals committed to public service, and access benefits including a financial education award, childcare benefits and student loan deferment.
  • Join a network of educational changemakers, and influence the education landscape both inside and outside of the classroom. Work to transform education as a means to achieve social justice by hosting classroom visits, writing for blogs, and presenting at local and national conferences.
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