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 our veteran educators from out-of-state. Fellows teach for another two years in one of South Carolina’s most under-resourced schools, and throughout their fellowship, we provide targeted professional development to support our educators in improving their teaching practice.
As a fellow, you receive continuing education 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.
“Teaching for an additional two years helped me figure out what impact I can have and how to increase that impact in my classroom.”
FASC Teacher, Meeting Street Elementary @Burns
How is the SC Impact 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:
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.
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.
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.
Who is the SC Impact 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 SC Impact 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
How can you apply to become a SC Impact Fellow?
Please check back in late 2023 to learn more about the application process for the next fellowship cohort.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about the SC Impact Fellowship, contact Maya Burney at email@example.com.
What has been the impact of the SC Impact Fellowship to date?
teachers supported by TFASC
students impacted by fellows
school districts partnered with TFASC