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Teacher with RootsLA Teaching Pathway (Up to $55k)

TNTP Teaching Fellows

Teacher with RootsLA Teaching Pathway (Up to $55k)
Los Angeles, CA Internship Paid


$48,000-$55,000 when hired as a first-year teacher


  • Unique Opportunity: RootsLA is the first teacher training program of its kind—offering college juniors in Los Angeles the opportunity to train to become teachers and earn a job offer before heading off into senior year.

  • Classroom-Centered Training: Our training is radically simple: focused practice on key skills, knowledge, and mindsets to get new teachers off to a strong start. Where traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on skill-building, our innovative training is centered around actual teaching experience and focused practice on core skills, such as reflecting on students’ values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them for success.

  • Community-Focused: California faces an increasing shortage of qualified teachers to meet students’ needs—and minority communities are bearing the brunt of this shortfall. RootsLA is recruiting and training college-aged Angelenos who want to make a difference in their home communities.

  • Full Salary and Benefits: As a Fellow, your tuition will be covered 100% by RootsLA. In addition, you’ll receive a $2,500 stipend to help you cover your cost of living while participating in the summer program. Fellows will begin earning a full teacher’s salary while pursuing certification when they start working full-time at a district or charter school in Fall 2019.


RootsLA is recruiting and training college-aged Angelenos who want to make a difference in their home communities by helping every student receive a great education.

We look for accomplished individuals who possess the skills and deep content knowledge to teach critical subjects where great teachers are often in short supply, like science, math, and special education.


We are currently seeking outstanding candidates to teach critical-need subjects, including math, science, special education and bilingual. We are especially interested in applicants who grew up in L.A. or attended L.A. public or charter high schools.

RootsLA provides an accelerated path into teaching. It is specifically designed for L.A.-based college juniors without experience as a licensed teacher.

In order to be eligible to enroll for our summer training in 2018, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Current status as an undergraduate college junior on track to graduate by Spring 2019.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Availability to attend summer training from June-July 2018. Upon successful completion of summer training, you will have one year to meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to teach in Fall 2019.

About Us

We prepare exceptional teachers for the students who need them most – those in our country’s most disadvantaged communities, where systemic inequities and individual prejudices deny too many children access to a great education.