The Associate Teacher Program is a year-long teacher residency that aims to diversify the teacher workforce. Through the program, aspiring teachers gain the skills necessary to lead high-achieving, culturally responsive classrooms and equip their students with tools to advocate for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.
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Our Associate Teacher Program prepares aspiring teachers for successful careers in just one year.
Over the last few years, we’ve been focused on how we can recruit, support, and maintain teachers of color, and one way we are committing to that is through the Associate Teacher Program.
Is the Associate Teacher Program right for you?
Our Program Components Prepare Great Teachers
Associates begin the year with a full month of professional development. Throughout the year, Associates attend weekly seminars focused on the fundamentals of culturally responsive classroom leadership and instruction.Read about A-Day-In-The-Life at Brooke
Associates are placed in a classroom with highly effective mentor teachers, who provide consistent observations, coaching, and monthly evaluations. Feedback links to a rubric that outlines key skills and a timeline for mastery.Review the Program Rubric
Once school starts, Associates observe lead teachers, slowly taking on more classroom leadership. As Associate Teachers develop their teaching skills, voice, and style throughout the year, they gradually take on more responsibilities in the classroom.Check Out Our Frequently Asked Questions
Associates receive a full salary and benefits and can apply for a $13,585 scholarship to be added to their base salary. This scholarship is available for candidates who have faced adversity and are most in need of additional financial support.Apply for the scholarship
Get Ready to
Launch Your Teaching Career
Brooke is seeking a diverse group of aspiring teachers with a desire to uproot racism through academics and equip students with tools to advocate for an equitable and inclusive future. During the 2021-2022 school year:
- 88% of our Associate Teachers identified as teachers of color
- 83% of our Associate Teachers moved into lead positions at Brooke
Want more information? Hear directly from a former Associate Teacher.
Not Ready to Apply?
Join our Aspiring Educators Learning Cohort! Whether it is too early for you to apply or you are not ready to submit your application, as a member of this cohort you’ll gain access to:
- Virtual learning opportunities and teacher professional development
- Priority Associate Teacher application review
- Exclusive Brooke events and updates
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These Are Our
Steps to Apply
Application and Resume
Positions are filled on a rolling basis, with applicants given priority as soon as they submit their application and resume. Read our tips for applying page to strengthen your application.
Applicants should complete this scholarship application to be considered for the $10,000 stipend in addition to their base salary. This scholarship is awarded to select candidates who meet the criteria.
Select candidates will be invited to a phone screen with our Associate Teacher Program Director.
Select candidates will interview in person, lead a demonstration lesson with students, and observe and meet Brooke teachers at one of our schools.
Finalists for the Associate Teacher Program will be asked to provide professional references.
We want talent partner alumni to apply! Highlight your participation in these programs in your application.