Teacher FAQ

Breakthrough Fort Worth trains high-achieving high school and college students to teach as part of its unique Students Teaching Students model. With guidance and support from Program Directors and experienced professional Instructional Coaches, our Teaching Fellows shoulder the responsibilities of full-time educators as they implement curricula, plan daily lessons, manage student behavior, and commit their time to helping younger students follow in their footsteps on the road to college.

Through this rigorous training, support, and hands-on experience, Teaching Fellows are inspired to become the next generation of educators. Breakthrough intentionally recruits college students from backgrounds that align with our students’ to create strong mentor-mentee relationships. Our training program aims to develop diverse, skilled and passionate educators who will be ready to join the field of education.

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  • How can I find out more?

    Visit our website at www.breakthroughfortworth.org. Then follow Breakthrough Fort Worth on Instagram (@btftworth) and email Jessica Manzano-Valdez at jessica.manzano-valdez@fwcd.com with any questions.  
  • How do I apply?

  • Is housing provided?

    Breakthrough Fort Worth provides free housing in the TCU residence halls for up to 12 teachers outside the Fort Worth area. Priority consideration is given to teaching fellows who are beyond a 50-mile radius from the site.
  • What about compensation?

    All teachers receive a stipend for the summer. High school students receive $1,800. Starting salary for college students receive $2,100.
  • What does the application process include?

    Finalists will complete a video teaching submission. You will also submit a transcript, ask a teacher to complete an online recommendation and complete a one-on-one interview in person or over zoom.
  • What is Breakthrough Collaborative?

    There are Breakthrough programs in more than 20 cities across the United States and in Hong Kong, each sharing the same mission and collectively forming the Breakthrough Collaborative. Aspiring teaching fellows may apply to up to three cities.
  • What is the Breakthrough teacher pipeline?

    Breakthrough Collaborative has partnerships with many post-graduate organizations, including Teach for America, Aspire Charter Schools and MATCH Teacher Residency.
  • When is the deadline?

    The early action deadline is January 13, 2022 and the regular decision deadline is February 24, 2022.
  • Who can apply?

    The internship is open to all college majors and rising high school juniors and seniors (must turn 16 before August). Many of our teaching interns are college students who are considering careers as professional teachers and want the high quality, experiential training Breakthrough provides to help them advance their decision.
  • Who is accepted?

    The ideal candidate has a proven record of excellence inside and outside of school, is ready to work hard, and wants to grow as a person and professional. The admissions process is highly selective.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.