- About the Program
- Fellow Experience
- Become A Fellow
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I thought I’d developed a really strong understanding of what teaching was. Inspired Teaching completely tore those notions apart and opened my world up to countless wonderful possibilities.
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The Inspired Teaching Residency prepares exceptional individuals for successful and sustainable careers as a teachers and changemakers in Washington, DC.
Truly valuing the complexity and importance of the teaching profession, the Inspired Teaching Residency recognizes that investing the necessary time into teacher preparation is in the best interest of students. Inspired Teaching Fellows benefit from the seamless connection of theory and practice before entering classrooms as teachers of record. During the residency year, each Fellow trains in the classroom of a lead teacher and learns professional best practices while immersed in the realities of day-to-day teaching responsibilities.
During the fellowship year, Fellows obtain positions as teachers of record in DC public and public charter schools, continue to take graduate coursework grounded in a research-based philosophy of teaching and learning; and receive intensive classroom support. At the end of the program, Fellows are granted a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Trinity Washington University, as well as certification from Inspired Teaching in early childhood, elementary, or K-12 special education.
The Inspired Teaching Residency is rooted in the belief that teachers, as Instigators of Thought®, can be changemakers in their classrooms, schools, and society as a whole. Becoming a part of Inspired Teaching means joining a movement to change the way children are educated.
“Part of our job as teachers is to prepare students to be capable human beings in our communities and in the future workforce.
For a student, being able to trust that your teacher believes in you and wants you to grow makes you try harder.
I want to create a mutually beneficial system where we all look out for one another. That works in life, and it works in a classroom.”