Arkansas Teacher Corps Now Accepting Fellowship Applications for 2018
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Arkansas Teacher Corps at the University of Arkansas has begun its application cycle for its sixth class of Fellows. The corps works to recruit, train and support service-oriented and talented individuals from all majors and backgrounds to serve as outstanding teachers for Arkansas students who need them the most.
Arkansas Teacher Corps was founded in the College of Education and Health Professions in 2013 and since then has served over 10,000 students. The program, which currently has teachers serving in 24 Arkansas school districts, seeks high-achieving individuals from all majors and campuses to teach in high-need school districts throughout the state of Arkansas.
Interested applicants can apply online before one of the three application deadlines (Oct. 30, Jan. 3, and March 5) and those selected to join the cohort will be placed in a full-time teaching position at a partner school. In addition to a salary, Fellows will receive $15,000 in additional stipends over the course of their three-year commitment. Last year, the program received over 140 applications and the program has placed 30-40 new teachers in schools for this year.
Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree by the summer of 2018 as well as demonstrate a strong sense of academic achievement and commitment to public service. Information regarding the program, and this year's application, can be found at the Arkansas Teacher Corps Website.
Individuals accepted into the program will complete an intensive six-week teacher-training program before being placed in an ATC partner district in the fall of 2018. Fellows will participate in continued professional development through the course of the program and both the school district and the ATC program provide teacher mentors. Fellows will receive a standard five-year teaching license through their service to ATC.
John Hall, director of recruitment
Department of Education Reform
Heidi Wells, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
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