Who We Are
We prepare exceptional teachers for the students who need them most – those in our country’s most underserved 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 Baltimore.
Baltimore City Teaching Residency provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who aren’t yet certified as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Baltimore’s highest-need schools.
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 Baltimore’s 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 science, math, English, elementary education, early childhood education, and special education.
Benefits of Teaching in Baltimore
“I grew a lot as a first-year teacher, and Baltimore City Teaching Residency played a key role in that. As a third-year teacher, I’m already a literacy coach at my school” – Matt Piwowarczyk, 2011 Resident
Trusted Program. Since 2002, the Baltimore City Teaching Residency has trained more than 2,000 teachers who have helped transform city schools. Despite recent progress, the need remains great – more than a third of students still do not graduate on schedule. Principals and district officials appreciate Residents’ talent and trust they will continue playing a key role in ensuring that Baltimore students catch up to their peers.
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.
Certification that Counts: We hold the highest standards for certification of any program in the country. Upon graduating our program, Residents are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits: While pursuing certification, Teaching Fellows work full-time at a school in the Baltimore City Public Schools district and earn a full teacher’s salary plus comprehensive benefits. Once hired, you will be a full-time employee of Baltimore City Public Schools and will earn the same starting salary as any other first-year teacher in the district.
Baltimore City Teaching Residency 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 Baltimore City Teaching Residency*:
- Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2019
- 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 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA*
*Qualifications, including minimum undergraduate GPA, vary by program. For program requirements in other locations, please visit our website.
How to Apply
Interested in becoming a certified teacher? Apply before our upcoming deadline here
Minimum Education Required