CIEE Teach Abroad

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offers paid and volunteer teaching positions around the world for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community. General requirements for Teach Abroad programs are a bachelor’s degree in any subject, native English speakers, and a kind, patient, and enthusiastic attitude that will inspire students. CIEE provides job placement, visa assistance, and 24 Hour In-Country support throughout your program duration.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Diverse individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement and a commitment to teaching or researching at college or university level are encouraged to apply. The Ford Foundation awards 60 predoctoral fellowships providing three years of support to individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. The Ford Foundation also awards dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation offers one fellowship per state per year.

Mississippi Teacher Corps

The Mississippi Teacher Corps selects college graduates to teach in high-poverty schools in Mississippi and provides training, certification, full pay, benefits, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Prospective 7 – 12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarship provides financial support to college students preparing for teaching secondary school mathematics. For 2013-2014, one scholarship, with a maximum value of $10,000, will be awarded to a person currently completing their sophomore year of college, scheduling for full-time study at a four- or five-year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a career goal of becoming a certified teacher of secondary school mathematics. Applicants must join NCTM as student members ($40) to be eligible to apply for the scholarship (or in other words, the scholarship is open only to student members).

Southern Regional Education Board

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program's goal is to produce more minority Ph.D students who seek careers as faculty on college campuses. It provides multiple layers of support including financial assistance, academic/research funding, career counseling and job postings, scholar counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, and continued early career support. 

The Spencer Foundation 

The Spencer Foundation believes that cultivating knowledge and new ideas about education will ultimately improve students’ lives and enrich society. The foundation pursues its mission by awarding research grants and fellowships and by strengthening the connections among education research, policy, and practice through its communications and networking activities.

Teach for America

Teach for America aims to recruit committed recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach low-income students for two years in urban and rural public schools. The organization trains and develops these corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students and fosters theleadership of alumni so they can continue to address educational inequality from all sectors. 

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships for aspiring teachers of color, a fellowship funding master's study, and several different teaching fellowships. For several, candidates must agree to teach for three years in high-need secondary schools.


Postgraduate Opportunities (a high percentage of these are teaching opportunities).

USA  & International Teaching Fellow and Postgraduate Internship Experiences: an excellent list courtesy of Oberlin College.