Capital Teaching Residency

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Quality teachers have a proven impact on student success. Maximize your impact by joining KIPP DC’s teacher training program. Through the Capital Teaching Residency, you’ll learn how to be a great teacher and advance educational equity.

 

 

Mission

The Capital Teaching Residency trains new teachers to maximize their impact inside early childhood, elementary, middle and high school classrooms at KIPP DC Public Schools.

With a full year of learning under a mentor teacher, unparalleled professional development, and a commitment to educational equity, the Capital Teaching Residency provides an alternative and accessible pathway to teaching careers. We are looking for residents who will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by June 2024, all majors and career changers accepted!

 

 

Why Join the Capital Teaching Residency

Impact Educational Equity

By joining the Capital Teaching Residency you’ll be part of a network of educators who believe zip code should not determine opportunity for students.

 

Start with Support

Becoming a great teacher takes time. All majors and experience levels welcome as you’ll spend a year learning under a mentor teacher and getting the support, resources, and coaching that you need.

 

Learn in High Achieving Schools

Learn from dynamic, experienced educators with ample resources and strong curriculum as you perfect your craft.

 

 

Become a Teacher Leader

Capital Teaching Residents have gone on to be KIPP DC Teacher of the Year (100+ of them!) and 70% of alumni are still teaching or in school leadership after 4 years. We don’t just develop teachers – we develop exceptional teachers.

 

Additional Benefits

Residents earn $52,000 during the first year with a pathway to roles in the second year with competitive pay including senior resident ($57,200) and lead teacher at KIPP DC (starts at $65,500). KIPP DC’s benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, voluntary and employer-paid benefits, including a 403(b) retirement account.

In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP DC also covers Resident teacher licensure costs, which are approximately $4,500.

 

Connect With Us

Upcoming Events

  • Capital Teaching Residency Webinar

    March 7 5-6pm

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  • Capital Teaching Residency and Lead Teacher Deadline

    March 18

  • Behind The Scenes Smilow Campus Visit

    March 29 9-11am

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Talk with a Recruiter

Early Childhood and Elementary

Schedule a 15-minute chat with Natalie Cheuk, our primary capital teaching residency recruitment manager.

Middle or High School

Schedule a 15-minute chat with Uchenna Achebe, our secondary capital teaching residency recruitment manager.

 

 

Capital Teaching Residency Positions

  • Primary Residents

    • A one-year residency placement in an early childhood or elementary classroom with a lead teacher and earn teaching licensure for PreK3-4th grade.
    • Residents spent the first year of this commitment – their residency year – training in an anchor classroom with a highly effective lead teacher to develop teaching skills and confidence. Residents will also have the opportunity to independently apply new skills and abilities in other grades and subjects within their school communities. This dual approach allows residents to learn alongside a mentor teacher, strengthen skills, and apply new learnings within their school community
    • Through our gradual release model, residents are set up for success by becoming an integral part of their school community and gaining more responsibility in their classroom over time.
    • After the residency year, residents interview for senior resident or lead teacher at roles at KIPP DC or lead teacher roles at partner public charter schools to complete their three-year commitment.

     

     

  • Secondary Residents

    • A one-year residency placement in a middle or high school classroom with a mentor teacher.
    • Residents spent the first year of this commitment – their residency year – training in an anchor classroom with a highly effective lead teacher to develop teaching skills and confidence. Residents will also have the opportunity to independently apply new skills and abilities in other grades and subjects within their school communities. This dual approach allows residents to learn alongside a mentor teacher, strengthen skills, and apply new learnings within their school community
    • Through the gradual release model, residents are set up for success by becoming an integral part of their school community and gaining more responsibility in their classroom over time.
    • After the residency year, residents interview for senior resident or teacher roles at KIPP DC or teacher roles at partner public charter schools to complete their three-year commitment.
    • Ideal secondary resident candidates have a 3.0 GPA and an aligned major/minor or significant coursework in their desired content area (ELA or STEM).

     

     

How to Apply

To join the Capital Teaching Residency, you must first complete an online application. A member of our recruitment team will then reach out and follow the process outlined below. While we accept applications on a rolling basis, we highly encourage applicants to apply early as we fill positions throughout the year.

  • November 6: Priority Deadline. By applying by November 6th you will learn about your teaching placement by December 1st and have more choice in your grade level and subject.
  • January 8: Early Decision Deadline. You will learn about your teaching position by February 2nd and start the new year with a new role!
  • March 18: Spring Forward Deadline. Many of our residency positions are rapidly filling so we greatly encourage you to apply by March 18 to be considered for our 2024-25 cohort.
  • May 6: Final Deadline. This is the final deadline to be considered for the 2024-25 Capital Teaching Residency cohort

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Application Process Details

Online Application: Our application is quick! An upload of your resume, unofficial undergraduate transcript, and a few short answer questions. While we have application deadlines outlined below, we encourage applicants to apply early as we fill most of our resident positions in the winter and early spring.

Initial Interview: We’ll connect with you via phone or video (your choice) for a 30-minute interview to learn more about you.

Final Interview Prep Session: We offer a session for all candidates invited to the final interview to give tips and tricks so you ace the interview!

Final Interview: You’ll submit a performance task and references to confirm your place at the final interview and then get the chance to meet our school leaders.

Offer Extended: You’re a Capital Teaching Resident at KIPP DC!

 


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the commitment as a Capital Teaching Resident?

    As a resident, you will commit to growing your craft as a teacher for three years. Year one as a resident learning under a mentor, and years two and three as a senior resident or lead teacher at KIPP DC or one of our partner public charter schools.

     

  • Who should apply for the Capital Teaching Residency?

    We are looking for residents who will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by June 2024, all majors accepted. This residency is for candidates without teaching experience or licensure in DC. Promising applicants are committed to our mission, work well with others, and have a growth mindset.

     

     

  • What are Capital Teaching Residents paid?

    Residents earn $52,000 during the first year with a pathway to roles in the second year with competitive pay including senior resident ($57,200) and lead teacher at KIPP DC (starts at $65,500).

     

     

  • There are KIPP schools across the country, do I need to complete my three year commitment in DC?

    By joining the Capital Teaching Residency, you are committing to teaching for three years in Washington, DC. In their first year, all residents will work and train in a KIPP DC school. In their second and third year, residents can become teachers at KIPP DC or one of our partner public charter schools in DC.

     

     

  • Are applicants required to have past experience working with students or studying education?

    No! We accept applicants from a wide range of past experiences and educational backgrounds. Whether or not you have past experience working with students or studying education, we are looking for applicants who are committed to growing, learning, and providing high quality education to our students.

     

     

  • Does the program train residents in all grades and subject levels?

    Yes. Each year, approximately two-thirds of residents are placed as primary residents. Primary residents are placed in classrooms with students from prekindergarten through fourth grade in general elementary. The final third are secondary residents in middle and high school classrooms who train in English or STEM.

     

     

  • Do I get to choose what grade level or subject I am placed in?

    We encourage you to apply to the resident application that most aligns with your grade level preference. Primary residents work in grades PreK3-4th grade and secondary residents work in grades 5th-12th. Through our interview process you will get to interview directly with schools.

     

     

  • There are several deadlines listed on your website, when should I apply?

    While we accept applications on a rolling basis, we encourage all applicants to apply to the earliest possible deadline. We are actively filling our resident positions through the year.