Highly-selective alternative route to teaching designed for
outstanding individuals dedicated to impacting student achievement in Phoenix’s
high-need classrooms. Must have or be completing a bachelor's degree to apply.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offers paid teaching positions in seven countries (Chile, China,
Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam) for
university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse
themselves in a foreign community. General requirements for Teach Abroad programs are a bachelor’s
degree in any subject and a kind, patient, and enthusiastic attitude
that will inspire students.
CIEE Teach Abroad programs provide: a salaried teach placement, a fun and informational in-country orientation, classes on TEFL theory and teaching methodology, travel and medical insurance, knowledgeable staff offering pre-departure and emergency support, visa application advice, and housing at the beginning of your stay (housing included for full term in Thailand and China). For U.S. students, faculty, and administrators, CIEE offers programs
including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars.
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Diverse individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement and a commitment to teaching or researching at college or university level are encouraged to apply. The Ford Foundation awards 60 predoctoral fellowships providing three years of support to individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. The Ford Foundation also awards dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.
The Mississippi Teacher Corps selects college graduates to teach
in high-poverty schools in Mississippi and provides training,
certification, full pay, benefits, and a master’s degree in education
from the University of Mississippi.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Prospective 7 – 12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarship provides financial support to
college students preparing for teaching secondary school mathematics.
For 2013-2014, one scholarship, with a maximum value of $10,000, will be
awarded to a person currently completing their sophomore year of
college, scheduling for full-time study at a four- or five-year college
or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a career goal of
becoming a certified teacher of secondary school mathematics. Applicants must join NCTM as student members
($40) to be eligible to apply for the scholarship (or in other words, the scholarship is open only to student members).
Teach for America recruits committed recent college graduates and
professionals of all backgrounds to teach low-income students for two years in urban and rural
public schools. The organization trains and develops these corps members so that they have
an immediate positive impact on their students and fosters the
leadership of alumni so they can continue to address educational inequality from
The Spencer Foundation believes that cultivating knowledge and new ideas about education will ultimately improve students’ lives and enrich society. The foundation pursues its mission by awarding research grants and fellowships and by strengthening the connections among education research, policy, and practice through its communications and networking activities.
Fellowships for aspiring teachers of color, a fellowship funding master's study, and several different teaching fellowships. For several, candidates must agree to teach for three years in high-need secondary schools.
Also see opportunities under Graduate Study in the UK and International Opportunities.