Teaching Fellows

College of Charleston

Who Are We?

Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutes and are provided with additional professional development opportunities.

The program recruits high-achieving high school students into the education profession by providing up to a $24,000 fellowship. The financial aid functions as a scholarship if the Fellow teaches in the state of South Carolina for each year that they received the award; However, if the Fellow decides to teach in a different state or changes their major, they lose the scholarship and the financial aid becomes a loan and must be paid back.

"The program is meant to provide collaborative leadership in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of outstanding educators for all children in South Carolina." - CERRA

College of Charleston Teaching Fellows Program

The goal of the College of Charleston Teaching Fellows Program is to develop students into teacher-leaders and create teachers who are willing and able to be outstanding for all of South Carolina's children!

The College of Charleston upholds high expectations for their Teaching Fellows. Each Fellow must be enrolled as full time student each academic year and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75. The Fellows are expected to actively participate in all Teaching Fellows meetings, complete a minimum of 8 community service hours per semester, and complete a minimum of 3 reflective essays per semester to demonstrate their experience as a Teaching Fellow.

People, places, and events!:

"Realize that this is not someone handing you money. This is a family and a learning experience." - CofC Teaching Fellow

How To Apply:

There are two parts to the application process: an online application and a formal interview. To apply, you must be a legal South Carolina resident currently enrolled as a high school senior. If you are interested, please visit www.cerra.org for more information!

Application Deadline is December 1!