Once you begin teaching, you will enroll in TNTP Academy, our national network of teacher preparation programs dedicated to training excellent teachers for disadvantaged students. First launched as the “Practitioner Teacher Program” by TNTP in 2001, TNTP Academy now prepares new teachers for licensure in 7 states and the District of Columbia. It is among the first teacher preparation programs in the country to require all teachers to demonstrate their effectiveness in the classroom in order to be recommended for state certification.
Raising the Standard for New Teacher Certification
You chose to pursue a teaching career with the ambition of making a real difference for high-need students. TNTP Academy aims to guarantee that all of its graduates achieve that goal by setting a high standard for certification. Only teachers who demonstrate effectiveness at increasing student achievement will be recommended for certification.
We are confident that TNTP Academy’s rigorous training and personalized support will help you to accomplish this ambitious goal. And once you earn certification through TNTP Academy, principals and district officials will know that you are not simply a certified teacher, but one with a proven track record of success.
Prepared Teachers. Powerful Results
Over the past decade, nearly 3,000 teachers have been certified through TNTP Academy, and these teachers are getting results. For four consecutive years, a state-sponsored study of traditional schools of education and alternative teacher-preparation pathways in Louisiana has found that TNTP Academy-trained teachers outperform even experienced teachers in raising student achievement in several core subjects.
In 2011, TNTP Academy-trained teachers outperformed new and experienced teachers in math, English language arts, and science, while equaling or outperforming other new teachers in social studies and reading. And for the past two years, TNTP Academy-trained math teachers achieved a positive impact on student learning that may even outweigh the disadvantages of poverty.
Program Costs and Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees for TNTP Academy during the 2012-13 school year will be $4,200, plus an $150 materials fee. Please note, however, that the $25 application fee will be applied towards the materials fee. You are responsible for all of these costs, but an installment payment plan is available.
DC Teaching Fellows strives to make our licensure program affordable to all candidates, and our program is anywhere from $20,000 - $40,000 less expensive than related certification programs in the D.C. area.