The National Council on Teacher Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NCTQ does not discriminate in its hiring and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.
Effective teachers make a fundamental difference in the lives of our nation's students. Yet for decades, little attention has been paid to how teachers are prepared to succeed in the classroom. With the right training, talented and motivated people can be made into great teachers. But our teacher preparation programs must be up to the task. That's why NCTQ has embarked on a review of the nation's 1,400 higher ed teacher preparation programs.
Partnering with U.S. News & World Report, we're working to find the programs that are doing the best job in preparing tomorrow's educators, those that need to improve and those that need to be radically restructured. Our ultimate goal? Ensuring that all teachers are student-ready before they enter the classroom.
We are looking for evidence of what teacher prep programs expect teachers to be able to know and do to be successful in the classroom. We examine the fundamental elements of teacher prep design -- admissions standards, syllabi, course descriptions, textbooks, student teaching manuals, graduate surveys and similar program documents.
The NCTQ Teacher Prep Review is groundbreaking. No organization has ever attempted an in-depth examination of schools of education at this scale before. That's why we need your help.
We are looking for several part-time analysts to join us in this effort, with training and work to begin immediately. Although the positions are work-at-home, you must be located within the greater metropolitan D.C. region and be available for training and periodic meetings in our offices. You must be able to commit to 20 to 25 hours per week and strong preference will be given to candidates who can make a one-year commitment to the project. Pay is $20 per hour.
Analysts will be responsible for:
The ideal candidate should:
To apply for a remote analyst position, please send a cover letter and a resume to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write this in the e-mail subject line: National Review Analyst. No phone calls, please.
You can expect to hear shortly after you contact us whether we would like you to take the first of two assessments that will allow us to evaluate your fit for the work. (Both assessments can be taken remotely.) Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
The National Council on Teacher Quality offers paid internships ($12/hr) for college students and paid fellowships ($15/hr) for college graduates. Our positions are quite substantive and interns and fellows form an integral component of our research team; positions generally last 3-6 months. Proficiency with Excel is crucial.
Applicants should have strong writing and analytic skills, the ability to juggle a variety of tasks, as well as the ability to work well both independently and with others. A desire to learn and receive constructive feedback to develop skills and knowledge about education policy is essential.
We offer spring, summer and fall positions; you should apply 3 months prior to your availability.To apply for an internship or fellowship, please e-mail a resume and writing sample, along with a cover letter or e-mail explaining your interest and dates of availability, to email@example.com. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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