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Become a Great Bilingual Spanish Teacher in Texas with Fort Worth Teaching Fellows. Apply Now!

Posted By: TNTP
Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2013, at 8:58 p.m.

We don’t train teachers — we train great teachers. Visit to learn how you can transform your academic background and professional experience into a high-impact career as a certified teacher in Fort Worth.

Why Join?

We seek outstanding candidates who are fluent in Spanish and want to apply that talent by working with Spanish-speaking students in Pre-K through grade 6 classrooms.

You might be a native Spanish speaker who now wishes to give back as a teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who majored in Spanish or developed fluency while studying abroad who now wants to share your expertise with bilingual students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can excel and will do whatever it takes to help them get there.

Program Overview

Fort Worth Teaching Fellows provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who aren’t yet certified as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Fort Worth’s highest-need schools.

Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers most. That’s why our program is so selective –in 2013, only 8% of all Teaching Fellows applicants successfully met our standards for admission, training and entry into the classroom.

You may have built a successful career, and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who now wants to share your passion for learning with Fort Worth’s students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there.

In addition to bilingual Spanish, we are also currently seeking outstanding candidates to teach other critical-need subjects, including science, math and middle school generalist.

Successful Fellows:

• Take ownership. Fellows believe that every single student can excel academically, and they have the responsibility to get students there.

• Crave feedback. They seek out and welcome advice from instructors, coaches and peers.

• Commit to practice. They work deliberately to perfect new techniques that will improve their teaching.

• Embrace challenges. They meet the daily challenges of teaching in a high-need school with determination and optimism.

• Share their passions. They use their deep subject knowledge to ignite student interest, inspiring achievement and a real love of learning.

Benefits of Teaching in Fort Worth

“I was excited to tell my students that I came from the same neighborhood. I went to the same school, and sat in those same desks. I am able to tell them that I made it. I got an education, and they can do it too. ” – Mireya Mata, 2012 Fort Worth Teaching Fellow

An Engaged and Supportive Community: Principals and district officials regard Teaching Fellows highly for their rigorous preparation. Though the Fort Worth Independent School District is relatively large – 142 schools serving 80,000 students – Teaching Fellows say the Superintendent still made time to visit their classes on the first day of school. And Fort Worth schools enjoy deep support from the local community. Local professionals teach guest lectures for students, neighborhood businesses cater school events, and corporate sponsors honor student achievements.

Classroom-Centered Training: Our training is radically simple: focused practice on key skills to get new teachers off to a strong start. With intensive summer training and ongoing coaching from experienced teachers that continues throughout the first year in the classroom, Teaching Fellows practice, reflect, and improve until they master the craft of great teaching.

Certification that Counts: We hold the highest standards for certification of any program in the country. Upon graduating our program, Fort Worth Teaching Fellows are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.

Full Salary and Benefits: While pursuing certification, Teaching Fellows work full-time at a school in the Fort Worth Independent School District and earn a full teacher’s salary plus comprehensive benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

Fort Worth Teaching Fellows is part of TNTP’s national network of Teaching Fellows programs. Though our programs share a common mission, they are as unique as the communities they serve.

Qualifications and eligibility for Fort Worth Teaching Fellows*:

• Must have bachelor’s degree by spring 2014
• Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
• Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
• Must not be a certified teacher
• Must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA*

*Qualifications, including minimum undergraduate GPA, vary by program. For program requirements in other locations, please visit

How to Apply

With innovative, classroom-centered training and intensive coaching that lasts through your first year, we will prepare you to make a lifetime of difference for the students who need you most. Apply before our upcoming deadline at and be sure to also follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@TNTPTeach).

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