The Whitefield Academy Fellows Program
The Fellows program provides an immersive Christian school experience at Whitefield Academy for college graduates considering teaching as a career. Fellows are provided guidance, training, and experience in teaching and are treated as colleagues within their departments as they teach in real-life classroom settings. Within the scope of the program, the Fellow collaborates with a mentor teacher at Whitefield Academy in the planning and execution of lessons. Over the course of the year, in a scaffolded approach, the Fellow will assume increasing teaching responsibilities under the mentor teacher’s guidance and direction.
In addition, Fellows participate in regular professional development and support the community in a variety of ways in and outside of the classroom to fully engage as members of the Whitefield Academy community, learning about a variety of school experiences. Applications for Fellow positions are reviewed for all academic departments. Upon completion of the program, Whitefield Academy seeks to support Fellows in finding full-time placement in faculty positions at Whitefield Academy or other schools.
Two Fellow Program Tracks
Graduate Fellow: Master's Degree Option
Graduate Fellows choosing the master’s degree option are provided full tuition scholarships for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at Covenant College. The clinical teaching experience at Whitefield will be supervised in conjunction with Covenant College.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Covenant College is an eleven-month, pedagogy-only, initial teaching certification program in multiple content areas on the secondary level in grades 4 - 12. Summer classes are held during a two-week period at Covenant College, and fall/spring semester classes provide colleagues in the metro-Atlanta area the opportunity to participate in blended classes located at Whitefield Academy. Those in this Graduate Fellow program must meet the academic requirements for admission of Covenant College.
Faculty Fellow: Paid Internship Option
The Faculty Fellow is a ten-month paid internship. This option requires coaching responsibilities for the faculty fellow during three seasons of extracurricular activities or significant extracurricular involvement in the arts. A salary of $30,000 is paid over 12 months along with the option to be covered under the school’s benefits program (health, dental, life, long-term disability, and retirement).
ASSIGNMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM
FELLOW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduate Fellows are provided a full tuition scholarship for the Master of Teaching (MAT) at Covenant College. In addition, Fellows are encouraged to enjoy fellowship among their colleagues while enjoying a complimentary lunch each day that school is in session.