The Teach For India Fellowship program is an opportunity for India’s brightest and most promising individuals , from the nation’s best universities and workplaces, to serve as full-time teachers to children from underserved communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools.
Through this experience of teaching in classrooms and working with key education stakeholders like students, principals and parents, our Fellows get exposed to the grassroot realities of India’s education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in education and identify their role in building a wider movement for educational equity in the country.
Our Fellows transform the life paths of children in their classroom, and in turn, transform themselves towards leadership in educational equity.
Our Fellows are placed as full-time teachers, for 2 years, in government or low-income private schools. They teach English, Mathematics, Science and Social Students, in English, across Grades 1 to 10. Teach For India Fellows teach in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.
Keeping in mind the post covid health advisories and academic calendars for the respective placement cities, this year our Institute will be a regional, blended one. This means there will be residential in-person training at a regional hub followed by blended (in-person +virtual) training in your own placement cities. The Institute training weeks will be designed keeping the residential and blended format in mind. For instance, Week 1-3: Residential Institute in one of these regions (Bangalore, Pune, Delhi). Weeks 4-8: Blended Institute in your placement cities.
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The Teach For India Fellowship is a 2-year, full-time, paid commitment to teach in an under-resourced classroom in a government or low-income private school.
In the first year, Fellows will refine their teaching skills and will start to establish respect and trust among various stakeholders within the school community and the students. This will allow Fellows to achieve significant academic gains for students and to implement their community/school project in the second year.
Furthermore, Teach For India is looking for leaders who are willing to commit to long-term change and have the perseverance to work hard in challenging situations.
In this context, the two-year commitment is but a small step towards long-term reform and is necessary to make the impact we wish to have on student achievement.
In order to be eligible to apply to the Fellowship program, you must:
1. Be an Indian Citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India;
2. Have graduated with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree by June/July 2021, and
3. Have this as your first application to the 2021 cohort of the Teach For India Fellowship.
Through the 3-staged process, we select the highest potential candidates into the program.
Stage 1: Your application will help us understand your experiences, your motivations to join Teach For India and why you would be a strong fit for the Fellowship.
Your Stage 1 application includes a 1-hour online test, which focuses on your situational judgement and English language abilities. This must be completed within 3 days or 72 hours after you submit the application form. Your application will be considered complete only after you submit the test.
Stage 1 application deadline: 14 March 2021.
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