Become a Certified Teacher with teachNOLA. Apply by March 26th!

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000.00
Maximum: $45,500.00
Details: plus comprehensive benefits




New Orleans
United States


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 great education.

Click here 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.

Program Overview

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, 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 Orleans.

Classroom-Centered Training: 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 for success.

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 success.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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 teachNOLA*:

  • 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 GPA*

*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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply

Interested in becoming a certified teacher? Apply before our upcoming deadline here.