Southern Teachers: Virtual Interviews

A Southern Teachers representative is holding virtual interviews for OSU students who would like to learn more about great teaching jobs at K-12 private/independent schools.

The interview day is:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Students should submit resumes to Handshake
Resume submission deadline:  Thursday, April 8, 2021


Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities. At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required. Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc. Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students. To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships – Deadline Extended

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their STEM knowledge with young people. The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers.

The Fellowship offers:

  • specialized preparation to teach in high-need schools in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh,
  • admission into a master’s program,
  • a $32,000 stipend, and
  • extensive mentoring.
  • a pathway to teacher certification; and
  • lifelong membership in a network of intellectual leaders.

Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis and the application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2021. Learn more and/or apply here.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows is an opportunity for individuals from all disciplines and backgrounds to become certified teachers in two years while teaching in one of 45 partner schools, which includes Indianapolis Public Schools. Fellows participate in an extensive six-week summer training and receive continued training and coaching through their first two years of teaching.

This is an excellent opportunity for any seniors (or alums) who are interested in applying the skills they learned through their major to the education field (a background in education is not required).

View the flyer or website for more information. Apply here.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their STEM knowledge with young people. The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers.

The Fellowship offers:

  • a $32,000 stipend;
  • admission into a competitive M.Ed. program at a WW partner university in Pennsylvania;
  • extensive clinical practice;
  • ongoing mentoring;
  • a pathway to teacher certification; and
  • lifelong membership in a network of intellectual leaders.

Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis—applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2021. Learn more and/or apply here.

Open Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers works with 650 K-12 private/independent, college-preparatory schools around the South. These schools list thousands of jobs throughout the year with Southern Teachers to find great educators to join their school communities.

In light of the ever-changing job market, Southern Teachers works diligently to maintain and foster new relationships with member schools to know their hiring needs.

Southern Teachers is still looking for candidates who are:

  • passionate about science and hold a strong academic record
  • enthusiastic about working with kids
  • looking to be part of a collaborative and engaging environment

If you are interested in a chemistry teaching position, especially in the southern United States, Southern Teachers Agency can help you find the right fit. Candidates for the teaching positions do not necessarily need teacher certification to work in private/independent schools. To learn more and apply, you can visit their website.

WW Teaching Fellowship

Many students are facing unanticipated challenges during this uncertain time. Some graduating seniors are rethinking their plans or making different choices about their career paths.

For those with degrees in science or math, teaching might be a next step. Through the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, they can receive a $32,000 stipend, discounted tuition, and mentoring.

A few spots are still open at West Chester University, where WW Teaching Fellows complete a clinically based preparation program for STEM teachers that leads to a master’s degree. The program focuses on preparing teachers for success in high-need middle or high schools in the School District of Philadelphia.

All interested candidates should complete their applications by April 24. For questions about the application process or eligibility, candidates can reach out to Neema Ndiba at ndiba@woodrow.org. A digital brochure can be accessed here, in case you would like to learn more about the WW Teaching Fellowship program.

Join Scientific Thinkers at OSU

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization here at OSU. They are a volunteer program that seeks to impact our community by teaching elementary students and mentoring underrepresented students with limited STEM resources. This student organization will allow students to gain teaching experience, grow in leadership skills, and improve in their ability to teach STEM material.

If interested in joining, please attend a mandatory orientation on January 23, 3:00-4:00pm in the Physics Research Building (PRB). You may sign up here. Find more information about this student organization on their website.

Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program

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Interested in becoming a math or science teacher after graduation? Apply for Ohio University’s Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program!

As part of this program, you will:

  • earn a tuition-free one year Master’s degree and teaching certification
  • receive a 14,000 dollar stipend during program year
  • join Ohio University’s network of STEM teaching fellows
  • work with faculty and experienced mentors
  • participate in STEM-related community service
  • teach in a high-needs school for 4 years after completing your master’s degree and teaching certification
  • receive a 11,000 dollar salary supplement during first four years teaching

Applications for 2020 will be accepted from December 1, 2019 until March 30, 2020. Apply and find more information here.

If you have further questions, please contact rallyforstem@ohio.edu.

Open Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers Agency is beginning a new season of recruiting for the 2020-2021 school year! Southern Teachers Agency was founded in 1902 and is the oldest placement agency for educators in the country, and its services are free.

If you are interested in a chemistry teaching position, especially in the southern United States, Southern Teachers Agency can help you find the right fit. Candidates for the teaching positions do not necessarily need teacher certification to work in private/independent schools. To learn more and apply, you can visit their website.

Join Scientific Thinkers

If you need to complete community service hours or want to give back to the Columbus community, consider joining Scientific Thinkers! Scientific Thinkers is a student organization at OSU dedicated to mentoring minority students who are interested in STEM. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills as well as gain experience in teaching STEM material. If you are interested, there will be a mandatory orientation on Tuesday August 27 at 1:00 pm or Thursday August 29 at 3:00 pm. RSVP here. Find out more about Scientific Thinkers here!