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SC Impact Fellowship

Discover how the SC Impact Fellowship creates pathways for excellent teachers to develop as leaders and expand educational equity in South Carolina.

What is the SC Impact Fellowship?

The purpose of the SC Impact Fellowship is to retain our early career educators following an initial two-year teaching commitment and to recruit veteran educators by offering intensive professional development opportunities.
As a fellow, you receive professional development that is aligned to your career goals, a yearly stipend, and a moving stipend if relocating from outside of South Carolina. These benefits are designed for you to develop as a leader and to transform student outcomes at schools with the greatest needs.
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“Teaching is about endurance. It’s a race. And I know that every day is another, bigger race.”

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TFASC Teacher and SC Impact Fellow,
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How is the fellowship structured?

By joining the SC Impact Fellowship, you make a two-year teaching commitment at one of our partner school districts while pursuing one of three fellowship tracks:
1
Education Leadership Track
Enroll in The Citadel’s Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership program and engage in coursework alongside your fellowship cohort while teaching in South Carolina. In addition to a tuition contribution from TFASC, you receive a 25% tuition discount from The Citadel.
Ideal for candidates with three or more years of teaching experience who are interested in moving into school or district administration.
2
Aspiring to Lead Track
Receive up to $4,000 to enroll in a master’s program of your choice with a focus in instructional leadership while teaching in South Carolina.
Ideal for candidates with two or more years of teaching experience who want to support other teachers in their development and pursue mid-level leadership opportunities, such as instructional coaching.
3
Innovation in Education Track
Develop a grant proposal and receive up to $2,000 in funding for your project – that will transform student outcomes innovatively – while teaching in South Carolina.
Ideal for candidates with two or more years of teaching experience who want to make a larger impact in their classroom, school, or district.
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Who is the fellowship designed for?

  • Early career TFASC teachers who are currently part of our TFA Corps and interested in teaching for another two years at one of our partner school districts
  • Veteran TFA teachers in other states who are interested in teaching in South Carolina
  • Veteran TFASC teachers who moved from South Carolina but are interested in returning and teaching at one of our partner school districts
  • Veteran TFA and TFASC teachers who are currently teaching in South Carolina

What are the benefits as a fellow?

    • Certification and continuing education (depending on your chosen track)
    • Professional development alongside your fellowship cohort, including coaching
    • Yearly stipend*
*Fellows in the Education Leadership track receive a tuition contribution in place of their yearly stipend.
    • Moving stipend if relocating from outside of South Carolina
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How can you apply to become a fellow?

You can apply here for the 2023-2024 fellowship cohort from January 16-March 31, 2023.

If you have any questions about the SC Impact Fellowship, contact Maya Burney at maya.burney@teachforamerica.org.

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