Do you want to be a teacher?
If teaching or working in schools is something you’re considering after graduation, let Educator’s Ally help you with your job search! EA helps recent graduates find positions in private day and boarding schools nationwide. These positions include but are not limited to: Associate/Assistant Teachers (ATs) and Fellows. We also place candidates in non-teaching positions such as Admissions, Development, and Athletics.
In most cases, private schools do not require candidates to be certified nor is it necessary to be an education major. The goal of these programs is to provide a solid foundation for future careers in education.
What is the difference between a Fellow and an AT?
- ATs teach all subjects in elementary/lower school (PreK-4th) or middle school (5th-8th)
- Fellows teach a specific high/upper school (9th-12th) discipline (ex: Chemistry, English)
What can you expect from an AT/Fellow Program?
- Large emphasis on mentorship and professional development
- Gain classroom experience
- Collaborate with and learn from experienced, mentor teachers
- Most schools employ a cohort model, so you have a group of your peers for support and camaraderie
- Participation in extra-curricular activities such as coaching, community service, clubs, etc.
- If working in a boarding school, residential life responsibilities are required
- Pursuit of a masters degree often encouraged and some schools will provide stipends for graduate studies
- Housing can be available
What experience do you need?
- Demonstrated interest in working with kids and students
- Tutoring, mentoring
- Teaching Assistant
- Camp counseling
- Volunteering with children
- Involvement in college admissions and/or development
- Experience and interest in working in extracurricular areas (athletics, drama, community service, publications, etc.)
- Strong academic performance in your subject area
- Active participation in your college community
How can EA help?
We know that job searches can be stressful and that college students have busy schedules, therefore, partnering with EA is both smart and effective.
At no cost to you, EA promises to:
- Provide highly personalized support and guidance to help you navigate the independent school search process
- Share our perspective and in-depth knowledge of the private school landscape
- Offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, and other documents
- Refer you to job openings that have not yet gone public
- Help with interview prep
- Advocate for your candidacy
- Answer your questions and serve as a sounding board
- Coach you through how to negotiate a successful job offer
When should you start?
It is never too early to get started on the job search. Schools can begin the hiring process as early as November and it continues through the spring. Apply now to get started!