Foundation / Corporation
Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC)
03/01/20 - Deadline for Expedited Decision
Fellowships of up to $5,000, in addition to teaching salaries, to Arkansas recent college graduates, soon-to-be-graduated students, and licensed teachers to serve as teachers in high-need districts of the eastern and southern regions of the State. Fellowships will serve in grades K-12, with the highest preference for middle school, junior high, and high school positions. Fellows are committed to teaching all three years of the Fellowship in the district in which they are placed.
Fellows teach in an ATC partner school district for three years as a teacher-of-record as they become provisionally licensed to teach in Arkansas through ATC. Fellows are required to attend the 7-week Summer Institute before they begin teaching, attend four Saturday professional development events (usually in September, November, February, and April), and fully participate in ongoing classroom coaching provided by ATC staff. After they complete their three-year commitment and meet all licensure requirements, graduating Fellows will receive a standard 5-year teaching license. Fellows are expected to complete all three years of their ATC Fellowship in the same school district.
ATC prioritizes the following teaching placements in accordance with the critical shortage areas identified by the Arkansas Department of Education:
All Grades (K-12):
Intermediate (Grades 4-8):
Secondary (Grades 7-12)
*NOTE: Central (Little Rock) placements are very rare.
GrantWatch ID#: 177153
ATC Fellows (beginning with the 2020 cohort) receive the following benefits:
- Full-time paid position with benefits in an ATC partner district
- $2,500 Transition Stipend at the beginning of the Fellowship
- $2,500 Completion Award at the end of the Fellowship
- Standard five-year teaching license upon completion of the program
- Opportunities to participate in other programs and activities such as seeking a graduate degree, loan - forgiveness, tuition reimbursement and more
ATC Fellows are hired directly by partner schools and are paid as employees of the school district just like traditionally trained teachers. In Arkansas, teaching salaries differ by district, but first-year teachers with a bacherlor’s degree often make between $32,000 and $36,000.
Accepted applicants from all deadlines (expedited, early, and regular) will begin Summer Institute together at the end of May of that application year and will begin teaching in their placement school that fall after the successful completion of Summer Institute.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2Oxi5E7TjfSFc6N2rdO5daa1j5wtVxzDXHxdYdvF4qvKzCQ/viewform
Feel free to contact the ATC by phone (479-575-6418) or email email@example.com with any additional questions.
Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC)
216 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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