Teacher FAQ

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 formingthe 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.

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.

What about compensation?

All teachers receive a stipend for the summer. High school students receive $1,200. College students receive $1,500.

Is housing provided?

Breakthrough Fort Worth provides free housing in the TCU residence halls for up to 10 teachers outside the Fort Worth area. Priority consideration is given to teaching fellows who are beyond a 50-mile radius from the site.

How do I apply?

Visit http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply to apply online.

When is the deadline?

The deadline has passed for summer 2014, but stay tuned for information for summer 2015.

What does the application process include?

Finalists will complete either (a) a video teaching submission or (b) an in-person selection event in which you
will deliver a short teaching demonstration. 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 the phone.

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.

How can I find out more?

Visit our website at www.fwcd.org/breakthrough.Then follow Breakthrough Fort Worth on Facebook and email Nicole Masole at nicole.masole@fwcd.org with any questions.  
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-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.