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The Teaching Policy Fellowship

The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers (in years 3-11 of teaching) interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession. During a cohort experience, Fellows meet in monthly sessions that offer:

  • Personal interaction with education policy leaders and research experts
  • A challenging course of study in education policy, research, and best practices from across the nation
  • The opportunity to develop and advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers
  • A $2,400 stipend for the commitment.

Read more about the Fellowship on our Programs page.

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Who We Look For

We seek current classroom teachers (of all subjects, including but not limited to core content areas, foreign languages, fine arts, P.E., and special education) who meet the following criteria: 

  • Have 2 to 10 years of teaching experience by August 2014
  • Teach at a district or charter school in which 50% or more of students qualify for free or reduced priced lunch
  • Commitment to working with urban students and schools
  • Awareness of and/or desire to learn and impact education policy issues related to the teaching profession
  • Strong critical thinking skills, communication skills, and leadership potential


Early Action

This year, Teach Plus is offering an early action deadline for each city currently recruitment teachers for the Fellowships. The early action deadline offers an opportunity for teachers to get started on their application earlier and they will be notified earlier if they are advanced to the interview round. 

Our Sites

Site Timeline Interview Dates  Contact
Los Angeles Early Action Deadline: March 16, 2014 April 2-3
Regular Deadline: April 20, 2014 May 8-10
Indianapolis Early Action Deadline: April 6, 2014 April 22-24
Regular Deadline: May 11, 2014 May 29-31
*Washington, D.C. Early Action Deadline: April 27, 2014 2014   May 14-15
Regular Deadline: May 26, 2014 June 12-14
Greater Boston Early Action Deadline: May 4, 2014 May 20-22
Regular Deadline: June 8, 2014 June 26-28
Memphis Next recruitment cycle will be in Spring 2015
Chicago Next recruitment cycle will be in Spring 2015

* The 2014-15 D.C. Metro cohort will include teachers from eligible schools in Alexandria Public Schools, Anne Arundel Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, D.C. Public Charter Schools, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery Public Schools. This cohort of Teaching Policy Fellows will focus on federal education policy issues. The Fellows will take a deep look at how federal policy can improve high-need students’ access to effective, experienced teachers and how teacher preparation can be improved to ensure that teachers are better equipped for success from their first day in the classroom.

Learn More

To find out more about the Fellowship:

Application Process

Part 1 – Written Application
The written application asks for some general demographic information, teaching information, 5 short responses, 2 professional references (letters of reference are not required), and an updated resume. 

Part 2 – Interview Day
Applicants will be notified if they have been invited to participate in the interview day. The interview day has 3 scored parts: an individual interview, a group activity, and a written activity. Applicants will be asked to indicate their preferences for the scheduled interview days. Applicants complete a set of pre-readings to prepare for the interview. Finaly, applicants are asked to bring materials to the interview that will enable them to discuss student growth over a period of time in their classroom.