Teach Kentucky (www.teachkentucky.com) is seeking college graduates (by June 2021) in most majors to teach full time in priority public middle and high schools of the Greater Louisville, KY area while pursuing an Alternative Route Teacher Certification via a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Our cohort members serve as the teachers of record in their classrooms and receive a full time teacher’s salary and benefits while simultaneously earning their certification.
About Teach Kentucky
Teach Kentucky, an AmeriCorps program, recruits college graduates to launch their teaching careers in Louisville, Kentucky’s public schools. For 18 years, we have recruited energetic, passionate, and tenacious would-be educators to our program from 40+ states and more than 100 top-tier colleges and universities.
Now in our 19th recruiting season, we are proud to have assembled more than $800,000 of funding for our candidates in 2021-22 from AmeriCorps, Jefferson County Public Schools, university partners, local foundations, and more. This means that the majority of our candidates pay little to no tuition for their Master of Arts in Teaching.
Beyond funding, Teach Kentucky provides robust support for teachers during their first two years and beyond, as they teach full time while earning their MAT. We seek applicants with a deep content knowledge and a desire to make a difference in an urban public school environment.
Accepted applicants will receive:
From Teach Kentucky:
$12,390 towards tuition or loans from AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
A free month of transitional housing, plus summer relocation help
7 week Summer Institute (new teacher training)
Extensive mentor support team during the first two years
From Jefferson County Public Schools:
Same starting salary and benefits as all other beginning teachers, currently $44,000 plus annual pay increases. and a pay increase of approx. $7,000 upon completion of MAT
Up to $4000 relocation incentive
Reimbursement of Praxis Subject Assessment Exams in content area(s)
District-specific scholarships available for critical-needs hires: currently – Math, Sciences, and Dual Content
The majority of STEM and Dual Cert teachers are eligible to receive financial support of nearly 100% of MAT tuition cost
Qualifications to Apply
Bachelor’s degree conferred by June 2021
Ability and desire to relocate to Louisville, KY by June 1, 2021
Minimum 2.75* cumulative undergraduate GPA at time of graduation, 3.0 or higher preferred
Citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States.
A desire to become an exceptional teacher
*The minimum GPA is mandated by the state of Kentucky
To apply go to https://www.teachkentucky.com/apply/
***For answers to questions, don’t hesitate to call or email:
Rowan Claypool, Founder and President, (502) 599-5061, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Chantel Batton-Utley, Recruitment Coordinator, Chantel@teachkentucky.com
Diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of Teach Kentucky’s mission. Discrimination against applicants is antithetical to who we are as an organization. No matter your race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran / military status, marriage / parental status, or any other similar criterion, we encourage you to apply.
Updated 11-4-2020 TSK