Teaching Ambassador Fellowship
To be eligible for the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program, participants must:
- Anticipate employment in a teaching position (including instructional coaches/specialists) during the 2015-2016 school year in a United States school (including traditional public, charter, virtual, military, tribal and/or private schools) that serves any grade, preschool through twelfth.
- Have a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Be able to obtain school/district support to sign an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) agreement at the point of selection for participation in the program.
Desirable applicants have:
- A history of demonstrable and meaningful impact on student achievement,
- A record of leadership in the school and community settings,
- Strong written and oral communication skills,
- Relevant insights from school and classroom experiences to education policy, programs and initiatives,
- Experience with activities that have effectively prepared them for Fellowship work, and
- Support from school, community and other educational leaders.
As the final team of selected Fellows should represent the diversity of our student body and settings in which students receive instruction across the country, the Department encourages teachers of students from all age levels, in schools providing a wide variety of grade spans and serving an array of community types, including schools serving high numbers of students from high poverty backgrounds, disabilities, or English-language learners.
The program is open to teachers from traditional public, charter, virtual, military, tribal, and private schools and early childhood programs in urban, suburban, or rural settings across the United States.