Who We Are
We prepare exceptional teachers for the students who need them most –
those in our country’s most disadvantaged communities, where systemic
inequities and individual prejudices deny too many children access to a
to learn how TNTP’s Teaching Fellows programs can enable you to
transform your academic and professional expertise into a high-impact
career as an outstanding certified teacher in New Orleans.
Become a great teacher with teachNOLA, which provides an accelerated
pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college
graduates who aren’t yet licensed as educators, but who possess the
dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of the highest-need
schools in New Orleans.
You may have built a successful career, and now wish to give back as a
teacher. You could be an accomplished recent graduate who now wants to
share your passion for learning with New Orleans’ students. Whatever your
background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and
will do whatever it takes to help them get there.
We are currently seeking outstanding candidates to teach critical-need
subjects, including math, science, English, Spanish, early childhood
education and special education.
Benefits of Teaching in New Orleans
“teachNOLA is definitely the best program out there. From day one, I
had the skills to set the right tone and the expectation that we we’re
going to achieve great things. I love when my coach comes to my
classroom. He models, I practice, and we bounce feedback off each other
in real time.” –
Randy Edwards, 2012 teachNOLA Fellow
Innovative School Structure:
New Orleans is the first city in the country where most students attend
charter schools, so Teaching Fellows can find their fit by choosing from
among dozens of high-performing charters. Fellows teach in Greater New
Our training is radically simple: focused practice on key skills,
knowledge, and mindsets to get new teachers off to a strong start. Where
traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on
skill-building, our innovative training is centered around actual teaching
experience and focused practice on core skills, such as reflecting on
students’ values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for
students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them
Licensure that Counts:
We hold the highest standards for licensure of any program in the country.
Upon graduating our program, teachNOLA Fellows are recognized not simply as
licensed teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom
Full Salary and Benefits:
Teaching Fellows will start earning a full teacher’s salary plus
comprehensive benefits while pursuing licensure when they begin working
full-time at a district or charter school this fall.
teachNOLA is part of TNTP’s national network of Teaching Fellows programs.
Though our programs share a common mission, they are as unique as the
communities they serve.
Qualifications and eligibility for teachNOL:
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2018
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
- Must not be a certified teacher
- Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GP
Qualifications, including minimum undergraduate GPA, vary by program.
For a list of specific sites and subject areas that are still available
this season, please visit our website.
How to Apply
Interested in becoming a certified teacher? Apply before our upcoming