Information on both national and international programs is presented here. The international programs hire recent graduates to assist in English language instruction around the world. The teaching programs in the U.S. assist recent graduates to obtain education degrees and teach in high-need schools/across the country.
Teaching English Abroad Programs
- Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Opportunities
ETAs are placed in schools, from the primary to the university level, in over 40 countries around the world. Assistants can run conversation groups, serve as an assistant teacher, and tutor. Open only to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply. On-campus deadline is mid-September.
- Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
This program places new graduates in elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan to assist in English language education. Click on "Aspiring JETs." November deadline; check website for exact date.
- North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
This program supports recent graduates to work as English language assistant teachers. Check site for deadline.
- Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program
The TaLK Program is a teach abroad opportunity open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates. TaLK funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars, round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea. Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August and by December for the term beginning in February.
- Teaching Assistant Program in France
This program offers teaching assistant positions in French schools. Applicants must be proficient in French. They teach 12 hours of English conversation classes per week; this is a 6 – 9 month position. Deadline is early January.
- Teach For China
Teach For China’s Fellows are placed in full-time, two-year teaching commitments at under-resourced elementary and middle schools, where they meet the pressing need for exceptional educators. Check site for application deadline.
- Teach For All
Teach For All’s network partners place teachers in many countries around the world. Each organization has a separate admissions process and operates on its own cycle, so you must apply directly to the local organization in your country. You can find information on each partners’ recruitment and application processes by clicking on the link above.
Teaching Programs in the U.S.
- Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowships
The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is for beginning science and math teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career. Recipients receive financial and professional support (tuition assistance, a monthly stipend, and summer support) for up to five years while enrolled in a teacher credential program and during the first few years of teaching. Applicants should be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an approved teaching credential program and plan to teach biological science, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physical sciences, or physics, at any high school in the U.S. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, but they must be committed to teaching science or math in U.S. high schools. Complete information and application materials are on the KSTF site, www.kstf.org. The application deadline is mid-January.
- Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship
Support for recent college graduates and career-changers who agree to work in urban and rural secondary schools serving high proportions of disadvantaged students. Funding to complete a year-long master's program at one of four teacher-education programs at one of four universities; Stanford University, the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, or the University of Virginia. For more information and to apply contact the universities directly.
- Math for America (MfA) Fellowship Program
Recipients receive mentoring, job search support and professional development activities in addition to a full tuition scholarship to obtain a Master’s degree in Education and make a commitment to teach secondary school math in one of several cities -- they include Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Washington, DC (these may change from year to year). Deadline is mid-January.
- Mississippi Teacher Corps
A two-year program that recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta or Jackson. Designed for non-education majors, it offers a number of benefits (among them a full scholarship for a master’s degree in education) and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students in one of the poorest areas of the country. There is a series of deadlines; the first one is in mid-October and the last in mid-March.
- New York City Teaching Fellows
A two- to three-year program during which the participant teaches in a New York City pubic school and works on a subsidized Master’s degree. Three deadlines -- late October, early December, and early January (it is best to apply early).
- Teach for America
This is a national corps of recent college graduates of all majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools across the country. Five deadlines -- August, September, October, December, and February (it is best to apply early).
- Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships are state-based programs that seek to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology into teaching in high-need urban and rural secondary schools. There are currently three state programs, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Other states are expected to launch Woodrow Wilson state teaching fellowship programs in the future.