Teacher Certification

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We’ve observed how effectively Inspired Teaching’s teachers engage students in the learning process, stimulating inquiry and imagination. Kids love learning in this setting; it’s a great dropout prevention!

— Diana Davis Spencer, President of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
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Become A Fellow

Center for 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, 2017
  • 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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