Inspired Teaching Residency

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What I have benefited from most is the consideration of the whole child – the idea that the child should be met where they are and considered an individual in the context of the classroom environment is a paramount concept.

— Travis
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Become A Fellow

Inspired Teaching selects teacher candidates who seek to advance educational reform in their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Our selection process evaluates beliefs, skills, and accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Willingness to embrace teaching the whole child
  • Potential for leadership in and beyond the classroom
  • Holistic, asset-based approach to problem-solving
  • Commitment to self-reflection
  • Respect for teaching as a profession
  • Fit with Inspired Teaching’s mission and values
  • Potential to thrive in DC
  • High standards of professionalism

Center for Inspired Teaching is committed to building a teacher workforce that reflects the diversity of DC’s student population. Speakers of languages other than English, and individuals with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply; alternative application formats are available upon request.

In addition, we follow specific eligibility requirements as designated by the state. All requirements are strictly enforced. Eligible candidates must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred by June 30, 2018
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Minimum GPA
    • Recent college graduates (less than five years of work experience): 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale OR 3.25 in the major area
    • More than five years’ work experience: 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • In exceptional cases, GPA requirements may be waived in consideration of outstanding personal/professional achievement
  • Candidates must have passed the Praxis Core and Praxis II tests

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