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Teacher- Denver Fellow Residency (2019-2020)

Job Description
Organization: 
Denver Fellows
Organization Type: 
Government agency
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Education
Job Description: 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Denver Fellows program is to close the opportunity gap by providing small group math and literacy instruction for our highest needs students in order to accelerate their academic growth in preparation for college and career.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
    • Cumulative undergraduate (or Masters, JD, PhD, if applicable) grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (applicants with a G.P.A. between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission by submitting an additional letter of recommendation that explains their qualifications for admission to Relay)
    • Robust content knowledge, as demonstrated by one of the following:
      • A major in, or closely related to, the intended teaching field
      • A passing score on the appropriate PLACE or Praxis II Content test.
      • 24 semester hours of relevant college-level coursework, pursuant to CDE content area worksheet requirements

    DIVERSITY

    Denver Fellows employees team members from all races, ethnicities, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs. Increasing the diversity of our fellow corps and team is critical to our ability to close opportunity gaps and provide a high quality experience for our students.  We value each individual who commits to a serve our students and who is working toward our common mission and vision. At the same time, we place a particular emphasis on a fellow corps and team that reflects the racial and economic backgrounds of the students we serve. In terms of race we place significant focus on ensuring the representation of Latino and African American individuals given that more than 90% of the students we serve share these backgrounds. More information on our student population and our commitment to diversity can be found on our website.

    DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of 185 schools, including traditional, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with an enrollment of 88,000 students. Of those, 58% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 20% is Caucasian, and 15% is African American. Seventy-two percent of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch.

    Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

    www.DenverFellows.com

    Areas of Responsibility

    WHAT YOU WILL DO

    The Denver Fellow Residency is a prestigious program designed for those interested in becoming teachers.  It offers an opportunity to get a Colorado Initial Teacher Licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching while working in Denver Public Schools.  Fellow Residents spend the first year of the program working with small groups of students while being supported by an experienced teacher.  They then move into teaching full sized classes in the second year.

    During both years of the fellowship, Fellow Residents enroll as graduate students at Relay.  Relay graduate students begin coursework the summer before the school year begins. Once the school year starts, graduate students attend in-person sessions one evening and one afternoon per week. While Residents attend classes in-person each month, approximately 40% of the Relay program is completed online.  They receive professional development and coaching from the Relay faculty, and will receive their teacher license at the end of the first year of the program.  At the successful conclusion of the two-year residency, Fellow Residents will earn their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

    Fellow Residents also:

    • Build strong relationships with a cohort of students and leverage those relationships to increase student engagement and achievement
    • Identify gaps in student understanding and work with students on the mastery of math or reading material
    • Create a culture of high academic and behavioral expectations for all students
    • Use grade level lesson plans in order to support what students are learning in their classes
    • Work with students to set and track progress toward short term and long term goals
    • Conduct positive phone calls home to update families on student progress
    • Actively participate in program-wide professional development as well as targeted individual coaching and development
    Requirements/Qualifications
    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
    • Cumulative undergraduate (or Masters, JD, PhD, if applicable) grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (applicants with a G.P.A. between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission by submitting an additional letter of recommendation)
    • Robust content knowledge, as demonstrated by one of the following: A major in, or closely related to, the intended teaching field A passing score on the appropriate PLACE or Praxis II Content test. 24 semester hours of relevant college-level coursework
    Compensation/Benefits

    YOU WILL GAIN

    • A salary of $23,100 as a fellow
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) upon completion of the program
    • Eligibility for licensure in one of the following endorsement areas after completion of the program: Elementary Education (K-6), Secondary Math (7-12), or Secondary ELA (7-12)
    • Medical, vision and dental benefits options
    How To Apply

    Visit www.denverfellows.com, click on "Learn More", and complete our interest form.

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