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 2.7 GPA, 22 ACT, and/or 1110 SAT

Applying for a Fellowship

You will complete the application through Google Forms, and the application must be completed in a single session. There are five open-response questions in addition to questions about your personal information, education, and prior experience.

You may find it useful to review the following documents and prepare your responses before beginning the application:

We are no longer accepting applications
for the 2019 ATC Fellowship!


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 2020 Fellowship Applications:

  • Expedited Decision – November 1, 2019
  • Early Decision – January 1, 2020
  • Regular Decision – March 1, 2020

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

Expedited Decision Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
  • Notification of Invitation to Final Interview (or Regrets): Nov 11, 2019
  • Final Interviews: Nov 21-23, 2019
  • Notification of Fellowship Offer (or Regrets): Nov 29, 2019
  • Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer: Dec 6, 2019

Early Decision Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Jan 1, 2020
  • Notification of Invitation to Final Interview (or Regrets): Jan 13, 2020
  • Final Interviews: Jan 23-25, 2020
  • Notification of Fellowship Offer (or Regrets): Jan 27, 2020
  • Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer: Feb 3, 2020

Regular Decision Timeline

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Notification of Invitation to Final Interview (or Regrets): March 9, 2020
  • Final Interviews: March 19-21, 2020
  • Notification of Fellowship Offer (or Regrets): March 23, 2020
  • Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer: March 30, 2020

Priorities for Content Area, Grade Level, and Placement

ATC prioritizes the following teaching placements in accordance with the critical shortage areas identified by the Arkansas Department of Education:

Becoming a Fellow


  • 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.