SC Impact Fellowship


TFASC’s SC Impact Fellowship (formally known as the Second Tour Fellowship) creates pathways for excellent teachers to develop as leaders and work long-term to expand educational equity in South Carolina. The SC Impact Fellowship recruits veteran teachers from outside of South Carolina, while also furthering the development of our “homegrown” leaders in South Carolina. Fellows commit to teach for two years in a TFASC partner school district while pursuing one of three fellowship tracks aligned to their professional goals and interests:

  1. Teacher Excellence: Fellows enroll in BloomBoard’s Pre-Candidacy program and receive support toward achieving prestigious National Board Certification. Ideal for candidates interested in school leadership, instructional coaching, or staying in the classroom.
  2. Education Leadership: Fellows enroll in The Citadel’s Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership program and engage in coursework alongside their fellowship cohort. Ideal for candidates interested in school or district leadership. In addition to a tuition contribution from TFASC, fellows receive a 25 percent tuition discount from The Citadel.
  3. Innovation in Education: Fellows create a program proposal and receive funding to develop and implement a program in their classroom, school, or district, culminating in a capstone project during their second year. Highly customizable, this fellowship track is ideal for candidates interested in school or district leadership, nonprofit work or project management, or staying in the classroom. 

Participant Benefits

  • Certification and continuing education, including National Board Certification and a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership (dependent on the chosen track)
  • Professional development opportunities alongside their fellowship cohort, including leadership development and executive coaching
  • Yearly stipend*
    *Fellows in the Education Leadership track receive a tuition contribution in place of their yearly stipend. 
  • Moving stipend for fellows relocating from outside of South Carolina
  • Total fellowship compensation up to $13,000

Participant Eligibility

  • TFA alum OR licensed teacher with at least two years of teaching experience
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence and leadership capacity

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for our 2022 cohort (begin teaching in fall 2022).

2022 Application Deadlines: 
  • Early Admission Deadline: February 15, 2022
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2022