Associate Teacher Pathway - KIPP Nashville

Learning Resources for Current KIPP Nashville Students

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year in Grades K-12

Associate Teacher Pathway

The mission of the Associate Teacher Pathway is to multiply student learning and growth in KIPP Nashville schools. We offer a one year on-ramp for aspiring teachers to have the classroom and school experience they need to become excellent Lead Teachers and disrupt inequity in Music City.

As Associate Teachers grow…so do students

Licensure & Master’s

In partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education, the Associate Teacher Pathway offers aspiring teachers a unique opportunity to receive high-quality training at a KIPP Nashville school while pursuing teacher licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Tuition is fully subsidized by KIPP Nashville over the course of three years.

One Year On-Ramp

Each Associate Teacher is paired with a high-performing KIPP teacher who serves as a mentor and advisor for the year. Using an intentional gradual release model, Associate Teachers gradually take on more responsibility over the course of the year. This allows Associate Teachers to get daily practice in small and whole group settings in a highly supportive environment.

Developing YOU

Associate Teachers receive weekly, individualized coaching. KIPP Nashville fully commits to the growth and development of Associate Teachers with the explicit goal that, upon successful completion of the initial year, each will move into a Lead Teaching role at KIPP Nashville.

“When we started the year, one of my students named Michael wasn’t able to identify his letters so he asked me to teach him. It pushed me to fill that duty and help him learn while I was also learning how to be the best teacher possible for Michael.”

Joseph Jenkins, KIPP Kirkpatrick Associate Teacher

Gradual release model and extensive coaching supports

K-12 placements in all content areas

Daily practice perfecting skills in small & whole group settings alongside a master teacher

Opportunity to obtain a fully subsidized licensure and graduate degree

Apply today to begin making an impact on educational inequity in Nashville.

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