How to Enroll

TNTP Academy is the certification provider for four programs that bring outstanding new teachers to DC's highest-need students:

DC Teaching Fellows
Teach For America
Capital Teaching Residency
Mundo Verde Public Charter School

All of these programs are highly selective, recruiting talented individuals with the skills, dedication, and commitment needed to boost student achievement in traditionally underserved schools and communities. For information about application deadlines and requirements at any of these programs, please contact them directly. Each program provides participants with an intensive summer pre-service training. In the fall, participants in all partner programs will begin teaching full-time and enroll in TNTP Academy to complete coursework toward certification. 

Partner Profiles


DC Teaching Fellows offers an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and outstanding recent graduates who apply their talents on behalf of DC’s highest-need students. This highly-selective program offers rigorous, classroom-centered training that builds on the deep content knowledge Fellows already possess by preparing them with the practical skills and strategies needed to be immediately effective as a new teacher. DC Teaching Fellows make a difference every day for the students in their own classrooms. DC Teaching Fellows is part of a network of Teaching Fellows programs operated by TNTP. Over the past decade, nearly 30,000 Fellows have helped transform educational opportunities for more than 7 million students nationwide.

Teach For America aims to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders to teach for two years in a low-income community and help give all kids access to a great education. Teach For America's vision is that one day, all our nation's children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Since Teach For America was founded 1990, its network has grown to include more than 20,000 individuals working together to ensure that all students get the educational opportunities they deserve.

The Capital Teaching Residency is a product of  KIPP DC and E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. The initial yearlong training is based on KIPP DC and E.L. Haynes’ ten years of experience and research in teacher training. The program supports outstanding individuals as they develop into skilled educators through extensive coaching, consistent work with a highly-effective mentor teacher, focused professional development coursework, and daily practice perfecting their skills in a real classroom. Residents are required to commit to teaching in DC for two years after successfully completing their residency.

Mundo Verde Public Charter School offers parents in Washington, D.C. an exciting option for quality, tuition-free education for their children. Mundo Verde seeks to create a diverse, nurturing environment that fosters social and emotional development as well as academic excellence. Mundo Verde embraces an educational model known as Expeditionary Learning and is the only school in the District to also focus on environmental sustainability and bilingual education. Eventually serving students through eighth grade, Mundo Verde opened in August 2011 with classes for three, four and five year-olds.