Application Process

All 2017 Fellowship applications are closed.

Your application is the first step in becoming a part of the MƒA community. Qualified candidates must demonstrate knowledge and expertise of their content area, pedagogy, and knowledge of students, as well as a commitment to continued learning and collaboration.

For MƒA Early Career and MƒA Master Teacher candidates, your application is then reviewed, and selected applicants are invited to an all-day in-person interview. At the interview, applicants have an opportunity to share more about their professional work both in and out of the classroom by participating in group and individual tasks and interviews.

For the Renewal Master Teacher Fellowship (for Master Teachers currently in the MƒA community), all applicants will be invited to an individual, half-hour interview.

To apply for any of our fellowships, you will need to complete our online application and submit all supporting materials. See below for a checklist of the materials you’ll need to apply.

Fellowship Final Praxis Exam Date Written Application Deadline Interview Notification In-Person Interview Dates Acceptance Notification Program Start Date
Early Career May 12 May 18 June 15 June 28 - 29 July 6 August 2018
Master Teacher April 14 April 20 May 18 June 9 - 10 or June 16 - 17 June 28 September 2018
Renewal Master Teacher N/A February 1 February 7 February 12 - March 9 March 16 September 2018

What makes a great application?

We expect strong applications to demonstrate an exceptional understanding of your content area, expertise in pedagogical practice, and the ability to understand and meet the needs of your students. We are also seeking professionals who are constantly looking to collaborate with other teachers and contribute to the MƒA community by learning and growing.  

The specific selection criteria for each fellowship are listed below.

MƒA Early Career Fellowship
MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship
MƒA Renewal Master Teacher Fellowship

**Only for internal candidates who are in their final year of a Master Teacher Fellowship.**

Applying for an MƒA fellowship was a great learning experience and reflection exercise. I feel grateful to be part of the MƒA community, which is such an inspiring environment, because everyone here is motivated and excited about teaching.

- Anna Maria Houshangi, MƒA Early Career Teacher