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Teaching Programs

Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) seeks to promote cultural exchange and affordable bilingual education in Central America through the help of volunteer teachers.

The Blueprint Fellows Program is designed to accelerate student achievement in schools across the country. Fellows provide daily, small group tutoring sessions to students across grades K-12. Fellows are fully integrated into their school cultures and are invited to collaborate with school staff, attend all staff meetings and professional development opportunities, communicate with students’ families, and coordinate school-wide service projects.

The Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is an innovative program in urban education that combines graduate coursework toward a Masters degree in Education with a full year of co-teaching under the guidance of an experienced Mentor Teacher before placement as a full-time teacher in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). BTR recruits talented, committed individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to enter a 13-month Teacher Residency modeled on a clinical teaching hospital approach; residents apply theory to practice, taking rigorous coursework and gaining extensive hands-on, practical experience in the classroom. They then continue to receive formal support and professional development during the first three years and beyond of their teaching careers. BTR's mission is to drive significant student achievement gains through the recruitment, preparation, and support of exceptional teachers in Boston.

City Year is a service program that places members primarily in educational and youth programs in cities across the US for one year. The program places a large emphasis on working with youth in at-risk communities. Besides primarily working with youth, members also might participate in community service projects (such as rebuild) within the areas they are serving.

Council on International 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.​

The English Opens Doors Program offers volunteer opportunities for English speakers to assist Chilean public school students with English language learning.  

The English Program in Korea was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges and reform English teaching methodologies in Korea.​

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country.

Great Oaks Tutor Corp recruits the "best and brightest" college graduates from across the country to dedicate a year of service to urban students. During their one-year commitment, tutors work full-time, providing one-on-one and small group instruction to Great Oaks Charter School students.​

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. IRT graduates have enjoyed remarkable success securing jobs as K-12 teachers, counselors and principals, as well as professors, university administrators and leaders.  Summer workshops and post-graduate internships available.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.​

James Madison Fellowship A federal program offering fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one fellowship per state is awarded each year.

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship awards fellowships to early-career science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers.

Math for America is a nonprofit organization that has the mission to improve math education in secondary public schools in the United States. Math for America does this by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers. There are Math for America placements in Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, and New York City.

Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) is one of 15 constituent programs in the National College Advising Corps, a consortium of colleges and universities whose aim is to increase the number of first-generation college going students in the United States. MCAC specifically work to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education in the state of Michigan.

Mississippi Teacher Corps  Modeled after the Peace Corps, the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. In addition to teacher job placement, participants earn a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Mississippi.

Each year, we accept between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the small size of the program, all participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework.  During the school year, all MTC participants teach in critical-needs school districts in Mississippi and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi.

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students' knowledge of English or French and North American culture. The program is primarily devoted to providing grants for US and Canadian university students –majoring in any subject- and graduates with some proficiency in Spanish. Its main objective is to provide North American native English or French students with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain.​

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Teach For China (formerly known as the China Education Initiative or CEI) recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding US and Chinese graduates to work side-by-side to deliver an excellent education in high poverty, rural Chinese communities. In the short-term, Teach For China’s Fellows are placed in full-time, two-year teaching commitments at under-resourced schools, where they meet the pressing need for exceptional educators.  In the long-term, Teach For China supports its alumni – equipped with the experience, conviction, and insight that comes from leading children to fulfill their potential – to be a force for change, working from across sectors to expand educational opportunity.​

Teach For Thailand Teach Thailand Corps (TTC) places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.​

​Teach and Learn with Georgia Volunteer teachers will stay in Georgia for at least one year and experience once in a lifetime opportunities, such as getting familiarized with amazing Georgian customs and traditions by living with local families, experiencing unique Georgian folklore and cuisine by socializing with local communities, and learning the Georgian language.

Teach Overseas This page on the U.S. State Department website contains links and descriptions to a number of overseas teaching opportunities.​

U.S. Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. It is open to individuals- college seniors, recent graduates, and career changers- with undergraduate degrees particularly in the sciences. Fellows will attend enriched, school-based master's level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.

WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Volunteers are placed in schools and host communities that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to afford or located qualified teachers. Volunteers receive training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to make an impact that will last long after they leave.