Golden Apple Acceleration Program

Golden Apple Acceleration Program- Is it for you?
Subject: Obtain a teaching license within 15 months Golden Apple is seeking aspiring teachers to apply for the Golden Apple Accelerators program. 
Golden Apple Accelerators provides a path to teaching in 15 months for career-changers and college seniors. Candidates must commit to living and teaching in targeted school districts in southern, central, and western Illinois for four years after obtaining their teaching license. 
Golden Apple Accelerators Receive: 
● Obtain a teaching license within 15 months 
● Up to $30,000 stipend to apply to coursework and/or housing 
● One-year residency and training program in a targeted partner school district in southern, central, or western Illinois 
● Pursue coursework and earn credit at a partner university 
● Job placement in a partner school district in southern, central, or western Illinois; begin teaching full-time in Fall 2022 
● Instruction from award-winning educators 
● Mentoring in the first years of teaching Eligibility Requirements: 
● College seniors attending universities or colleges who are not currently on a teaching pathway 
● Career-changers who hold bachelor’s degrees 
● Illinois residents, U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens, or Illinois Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students live in or are from communities in southern, central, or western Illinois 
● Able to commit to working in an Illinois school-of-need for four years after the program completion 

About Golden Apple
 Golden Apple’s mission is to inspire, develop and support teacher and school leader excellence in Illinois, especially in schools-of-need. Our leading-edge preparation delivers exceptional teachers who make an impact. We help students thrive in the classroom and in life. Since our beginning, we have recognized master educators annually; and, these master educators help prepare the next generation of teachers. Our vision is an Illinois in which every classroom has a great teacher and to realize this, we are committed to making a material difference in resolving the teacher shortage throughout Illinois. 
For additional information, please visit https://www.goldenapple.org/accelerators 
or contact Colin McLaughlin, Relationship and Recruitment Manager at cmclaughlin@goldenapple.org. Colin McLaughlin Recruitment and Relationship Manager, Accelerators Golden Apple Foundation 8 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60603 cmclaughlin@goldenapple.org Office: 312-477-7517 | Mobile: 618-975-0782
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