Subject Area Eligibility
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Fellows teach in the classrooms and neighborhoods that need them the most. That means teaching shortage subject areas, such as math, science, and special education, where the need is greatest – at the middle and high school level.


Fellows in our 2014 program will train to teach math, science, special education, special education with a bilingual extension, special education with a math extension, elementary bilingual, English, and English as a Second Language.


Subject Area Eligibility



Middle/High School Special Education

Bachelor's degree in any subject area
Middle/High School Mathematics

Bachelor's degree in mathematics


B or higher in college calculus

Middle/High School Science

Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Earth Science


12 or more science credits or 9 credits in a single science

Middle/High School

Bilingual Special Education
Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + Spanish fluency


Bilingual Education
Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + Spanish fluency

Middle/High School

English as a Second Language
Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + 6 months experience working with English language learners + 12 or more credits in any foreign language

Middle/High School

Bachelor’s degree in English (no other major accepted)


Stating Subject Area Preferences

 Applicants do not apply to teach a specific subject, however they will rank the subject areas they are eligible to teach by order of preference in their application. If additional subject areas are added mid-year, eligible applicants will be asked about their interest in these subjects as well.


Applicants who meet the bar for acceptance to the Fellows program will be assigned to a subject area based on the needs of the Department of Education and an applicant’s preferences.


Based on stated preferences and qualifications, applicants are notified of the subject area they have been selected to teach at the time of their acceptance to the program.