Full-time Spanish Teacher & MAT Student

Make a difference like Middlebury graduates Leonard Badeau ’09, Kris Wilson ’08, and Paul Barnwell ’04!

Teach Kentucky recruits college graduates to teach in urban middle and high schools throughout the Greater Louisville, KY area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) with the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development. Currently, there is a high need for Spanish Teachers for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.

We also offer:

  • Significant tuition reimbursement for math, science & special education.
  • $1,000 relocation incentive upon arrival in Louisville.
  • Reimbursement of Praxis II exam(s) in core content area(s)
  • Free transitional housing
  • Intense summer training (starting before fall semester)
  • Extensive mentor support team during your first year
  • Alumni connections
  • Pay increase of $4,000 upon completion of MAT
  • Waiver for out-of-state tuition saving $6,000

Today, 60 college graduates have come to Kentucky from top universities including Centre, Colgate, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Middlebury, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Washington and Lee University, Williams, and Yale. Here, they shape the future of 7,500 students every day.

Since the program’s founding, Teach Kentucky teachers have brought their ideas and enthusiasm to make real contributions to reform education in Kentucky. The attention the Teach Kentucky program would give you as a teacher-to-be is what sets it apart from the rest.

Teach Kentucky provides intensive pre-service training, a Masters/certification program, a strong educational and civic support network, and salaries (starting at over $37,000, plus full benefits and insurance) that reflect the critical role education plays in equipping today’s children to be tomorrow’s leaders. Teach Kentucky connects you with a challenging and rigorous job – yet is intimate enough to meet your individual interests and needs as you prepare for your first day of class.

The result?

Our teachers are well prepared to make a tangible difference — and have an outstanding track record of doing so with innovative projects and a high level of commitment to teaching. Our teachers have been recognized at the state level as Teacher of the Year In Social Studies, and have earned National Board Certification. They’ve pursued administration and leadership tracks at their schools, and have developed district-wide videos to train fellow teachers on how to integrate literacy teaching into the curriculum. They’ve even authored education blogs that bring classroom-level challenges to the national stage. What difference would you make with Teach Kentucky?

That’s up to you.

But this is certain: With Teach Kentucky, you will be significant where you teach. You’ll be looked up to throughout the community while you’re here, and will be introduced to the natural charm of the region in its bluegrass music, heartland culture, and friendliness. You’ll build strong personal networks with civic leaders, your cohort of fellow Teach Kentucky teachers, and accomplished educators who will value your fresh insight even as they challenge your assumptions.

Excited by a Challenge? Take the Teach Kentucky Challenge to be the best teacher in math or science! Special scholarships are available to those who score in the top quartile nationally. (www.teachkentucky.com)

For more information and to apply, see the posting on MOJO. Remember, the deadline is March 30th!

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