Teacher Certification

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We are proud to support Center for Inspired Teaching and the important work they are doing to bring dynamic, 21st century science instruction to more school districts and students.

— Michael Rouse, Vice President of Diversity, Philanthropy & Community Affairs & President of the Toyota USA Foundation.
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Feb 20 01:10 pm

2015 Teacher Leader Nicole talks abt what happens when "Life Science" becomes "Medical School" https://t.co/CgW9p5aXJX #Changemakers
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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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