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Want to teach and inspire? Applications open for second Teach For Qatar Fellowship (2015-2017)

Want to teach and inspire? Applications open for second Teach For Qatar Fellowship (2015-2017)

Teach for Qatar is seeking candidates for its second batch of Fellowship (2015-2017) that begins in September next year, the NGO has announced in a press statement.

Founded by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, Teach For Qatar is a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) launched to provide quality education in classrooms, by reinvesting exceptionally talented leaders, from non-teaching backgrounds, into the independent school system. Professionals recruited for full-time teaching positions, referred to as ‘Fellows’, are required to commit two years towards teaching in partner schools.

By working with its partner schools, Teach For Qatar has identified English, Mathematics and Science as high priority subjects. The second cohort of Fellows, like the first – who began their placements in September this year – will teach those subjects to the 7th and 8th grade.

Eligibility criteria

There are certain prerequisites that applicants have to bear in mind. These include:

  • Applicants must be recent graduates (less than four years), or due to be awarded an undergraduate degree before the start of the next academic year
  • Cumulative GPA must be 3.00 out of 4.00
  • Have a track record of academic achievement and community contribution
  • Possess: strong leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills, embodied in creativity. With an ability to communicate effectively to achieve conflict resolution
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Must be from a non-teaching background (Applications from current or past teachers, or individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in education will not be accepted.)

Applicants that meet the requirements will be shortlisted for interview and then invited to an assessment day. If successful, they will go on to receive intensive training at Teach For Qatar’s Summer Institute in June, before they embark on their journey at one of Doha’s independent schools from September 2015.

Applications close on Wednesday 1st April 2015. For more information, visit the Teach for Qatar website.

[Photo courtesy: Teach for Qatar, Summer Institute 2014]

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