How can I apply for the Fellowship?

To apply for the fellowship, visit our website at: https://www.teachforkosova.org and navigate to the “Apply Now” page. The application will automatically appear once you open the page.

How long must I commit to the Teach For Kosova Fellowship?

The Teach For Kosova Fellowship is a 2-year full-time commitment. It is important that fellows can commit for the full duration. Once the Fellowship is over, we hope that you will stay engaged as a part of the Teach For Kosova alumni movement.

Are there any costs associated with the Teach For Kosova Fellowship?

For all those who are admitted to the Teach For Kosova program, there is no cost to participate.

Why does Teach For Kosova require two years?

At Teach For Kosova we believe that 2 years is the necessary time commitment for Fellows to have a meaningful impact on the lives of students they teach. This is based on our experience with other programs in the Teach For All Network, which have demonstrated that 2 years is the minimum time commitment to learn from, impact, and have a lasting effect on your students and communities.

Who can become a Fellow?

Current public-school teachers with 5 or fewer years’ experience, young professionals under the age of 35, and recent graduates from any field of study are invited to apply. We are looking for people with exceptional leadership qualities, a strong academic record, and a commitment to impact and create positive change in their communities.

I am a current teacher; can I apply to the program?

Yes, current public-school teachers with 5 or fewer years’ experience can apply.

What do current teachers gain from the Fellowship?

The training program which Fellows take part in during Summer Institute includes 200 training hours accredited by the Minitry of Education. As such, these hours will count toward teacher licensure. Furthermore, existing teachers will become part of a collective force of individuals who will support one another in acheiving our mission of a quality education system in Kosova.

When do I apply?

Teach For Kosova application for the 2022 Fellowship opens on November 20th, 2021. Please see our Become a Fellow page for more information.

Where will I teach?

The initial goal is to place our Fellows in the municipality in which they come from (or in their first preference), or in municipalities where there is a need for specific teacher profiles or subjects. We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the areas you select but will try our best to fulfill your request.

Do I get to choose the school I will be placed in?

Teach For Kosova will place fellows based on the needs of the municipality and/or community to help maximize opportunities for both students and Fellows. To learn more about our matching process, please visit the How We Match Your Placement page.

Who will I be teaching?

As a Teach For Kosova Fellow you will teach in either elementary, middle, or high school - depending on your application and the needs of our partner municipalities.

Will I teach full-time?

Yes, Teach For Kosova Fellows will teach full-time in order to be able to focus on their work in classrooms, schools, and communities in which they serve.

Will I be paid during the Fellowship?

As a Teach For Kosova Fellow you will receive a full-time teacher's salary in the Municipality where you are placed.

What will I teach?

Fellows teaching subjects will be decided based on two factors; their field of study/qualifications as well as the needs of our Municipal partners.

I do not have teaching experience; how will I know what to do?

Teach For Kosova is specifically looking for people who may have never considered teaching to be part of their professional career plans. We take our commitment to ensure that our Fellows are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to take on the challenges of teaching very seriously. Fellows will be prepared for the classroom via our Summer Institute Training Program (which lasts for a period of 5 weeks) and will receive ongoing training over the course of the Fellowship.

During our Summer Institute Training Program Fellows will live and work together to develop deep knowledge and understanding of the elements of excellent teaching; including lesson planning, classroom management, content-specific knowledge, community context, and much more. Furthermore, Fellows will be continually supported during the 2 years by their leadership development and support manager who will observe them in the classroom, offer advice and coaching, help with goal setting and data analysis, and run training sessions throughout the year.

This training model is being adapted to Kosova’s context from the global Teach For All network and the "Teaching as Leadership" framework which has been proven effective for the past 30 years and now exists in 61 countries.

When will Summer Institute take place?

The Summer Institute Training Program will take place between July and August 2022. Summer Institute is a 5-week non-negotiable full-time commitment. Within our Summer Institute training, Teach For Kosova also organizes a Summer School with students from throughout Kosova.

Can I apply for the Fellowship if I am not a Kosovar?

The Fellowship is intended for Kosovar nationals; however, we welcome applications from Kosovar candidates form the Diaspora, as well as those who have studied overseas.

What happens after the two-year Fellowship?

Once Teach For Kosova Fellows complete the 2-year program, they are continually supported by Teach For Kosova through our alumni network. Alumni will be supported to stay in education, find career opportunities in other sectors, or undertake entrepreneurial initiatives of their own. Our organizational vision is that Fellows - and eventually alumni of the program - become and remain lifelong advocates for educational equity in Kosova.