Characteristics of an ATC Fellow

ATC is looking for talented, high-achieving individuals who demonstrate a commitment to our core values:

  • desire JUSTICE for historically underserved and marginalized students in economically disadvantaged areas
  • honor COMMUNITY through service projects and leadership opportunities
  • model GROWTH and REFLECTION through continual learning with a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any field
  • exemplify academic EXCELLENCE in their work with a minimum 2.75 GPA, 21 ACT, and/or 1510 SAT

Applying for a Fellowship

Applications for the 2018 ATC Fellowship are now closed. Please return in August for 2019 applications.

Before beginning your application, you may find it useful to review the 2018 Cohort Pre-Application Worksheet and the 2018 Cohort Application Preview. You may complete the application over multiple sessions; however, in order to continue your work, you will need to access it from the SAME computer or device each time.

The Arkansas Teacher Corps accepts applications between August and March every year. Applications are reviewed after each deadline, and select candidates will be invited to an in-person Final Interview, consisting of a sample lesson, group discussion, writing prompt, and an individual conversation with an ATC staff member.

Deadlines for 2018 Fellowship Applications:

  • Expedited Decision – October 31, 2017
  • Early Decision – Jan 3, 2018
  • Regular Decision – March 5, 2018

Select one of the deadlines on the left to see more specific dates about the process.

Expedited Decision Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Oct 31, 207
  • Notification of Invitation to Final Interview (or Regrets):
  • Final Interviews:
  • Notification of Fellowship Offer (or Regrets):
  • Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer:

Early Decision Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2018
  • Notification of Invitation to Final Interview (or Regrets):
  • Final Interviews:
  • Notification of Fellowship Offer (or Regrets):
  • Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer:

Regular Decision Timeline

  • Application Deadline: March 5, 2018
  • Notification of Invitation to Final Interview (or Regrets): March 19, 2019
  • Final Interviews: March 29-30, 2018
  • Notification of Fellowship Offer (or Regrets): April 2, 2018
  • Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer: April 9, 2018

Becoming a Fellow

Color Key:  Selection Process  |  Self-Paced Action Steps  |  Structured ATC Development


  • Online Application

    Tell us about yourself, and submit a cover letter, resume, and college transcript.

  • Written Reflection

    Read a short online article, and draw connections to your own experiences.

  • Final Interview

    Unlike any interview you’ve had before: teach a short lesson, discuss an article and classroom video with other applicants, and meet 1-on-1 with ATC staff.

  • Accept Fellowship

    Officially accept your Fellowship offer, and commit to teach 3 years in a high-need school district.


  • Onboarding Webinars

    Jump online for a series of webinars designed to introduce you to the #ATCfamily and outline important next steps.

  • Praxis Content Testing

    Register, study for, and take your assigned Praxis Subject Assessment exam.

  • Pre-Institute Development

    Read articles, watch videos, observe classrooms, and reflect independently to prepare for Summer Institute.

  • School Placement

    Take the ATC placement survey, and complete the hiring process for your assigned school district.


  • Summer Institute

    Teach summer school and attend workshops during this intensive, seven-week training on-site at an ATC partner school.

  • Growth Presentation

    Reflect on your performance at Summer Institute to celebrate your professional growth and set goals moving forward.

  • Transitional Calls

    Collaborate with other ATC Fellows to create a strong culture for learning in your classroom and prepare for the first weeks of school.

  • Year 1 Teaching

    Begin teaching full-time with personalized coaching support and on-going professional development from ATC.