• So, you want to be a teacher?

    Great — we can help with that.

  • WHAT WE DO

    Earn your Master's Degree and your Colorado teaching license

    while changing the future for scholars across Denver.

    Hands-on Classroom Experience

    You're in the classroom on day one.

     

    We believe in learning by doing. The RMP Fellowship provides new educators with the immediate opportunity to develop the skill set necessary for fostering a rigorous and joyful classroom environment.

     

    RMP Fellows build confidence by consistently practicing effective strategies that lead our scholars to exceed their expected growth.

    Focused 1:1 Coaching

    You're supported by an expert mentor teacher.

     

    When you decide to join the RMP team, you'll work with the best education professionals in Denver. Our mentor teachers and Director of Fellow Development provide meaningful feedback and model best practices that can be immediately put to use in the classroom.

     

    We gradually release responsibility to RMP fellows in order to create prepared teachers who are ready and willing to lead their own classroom.

    Continuous Development

    You're empowered to guide your own growth.

     

    We hold our RMP team to the same high standards to which we hold our scholars. We've partnered with the Relay Graduate School of Education to provide fellows with the opportunity to earn both a Master's Degree and a Colorado teaching license.

     

    Relay's weekly development sessions will delve into the behaviors and strategies of effective educators, while Rocky Mountain Prep coaches will observe and support fellows in classrooms.

  • RMP Fellowship Perks

    You work hard in the classroom, we work hard to support you.

    We help you pay for your master’s degree.

    Transitioning to a new job can be hard. We want to support you in this transition by paying for your first two terms at Relay Graduate School of Education.

    Stay for three years and we reimburse ALL of your Relay tuition.

    After three years at RMP, we’ll fully reimburse the cost of your Relay tuition. We’ve found the longer teachers stay, the happier they are and the more they impact students.

    Taking care of our teachers is essential to what we do.

    We’re proud to be a Denver Post Top Workplace for two years in a row. Our teachers make our schools the exception places they are, and our wellness perks help support our teachers. The $500 wellness stipend each year certainly helps, too.

  • MEET A FEW RMP FELLOWS

    In the RMP Teaching Fellowship, you'll find City Year and Peace Corps alums, TEFL educators, high school sports coaches, camp counselors and passionate believers in educational equity.

    Allyssa Ross

    4th Grade Teacher, RMP Southwest

    "Not only are you learning as a teacher, but you are putting to action what you learn, getting constant feedback to implement and see growth in many ways. Being a fellow you’re exposed to so much information that can be overwhelming, but you look back and see all the knowledge you've gained in less than a year and can be proud of the many accomplishments you've achieved. "

    Jack Howard

    Science Teacher, RMP Berkeley

    "I would describe my fellowship experience as 'meaningful.' I have built meaningful relationships with others in the cohort, students, families, and co-workers. I truly value relationships, and find them to be a positive support in life. I also know that the work we do is meaningful. I have learned from very insightful individuals on how to better my practices and how to get the most out of it for my students."

    Sarafina Feldman

    2nd Grade Teacher, RMP Fletcher

    "The opportunity to grow while practicing and improving your teaching allows one to really gain an understanding of what it means to be a teacher. The ability to have a coach beside you in the classroom, aka your lead, provides not only support when needed but also an amazing model of what effective teaching is."

  • Love your co-workers.

     

    It's not just our scholars who perform at our dance recitals. Dancing with the Stars ain't got nothin' on us.

    Love your kids.

     

    Smiling's our favorite. It's easy to create happy classrooms when our educators are happy themselves.

    Love your job.

     

    Staff culture has a direct impact on student achievement. We're not afraid to take risks — or laugh at ourselves in the process.

  • Fellowship FAQs

    View answers to frequently asked questions about our fellowship program.

  • A DAY IN THE FELLOW LIFE

    So, what's it really like to be in the RMP Teaching Fellowship?

    Fellows are committed.

    We set ambitious goals so our Fellows get lots of experience and preparation.

    • Relay class one evening each week for 2.5 hours
    • Three hours of Deliberate Practice at Relay one afternoon each week
    • Weekly meetings with grade level teams and your mentor teacher
    • Attendance at school events to build relationships with and understanding of our scholars' families

    Fellows rise and shine.

    Mornings start in the best way possible—greeting our smiling scholars.

    • 7:30 a.m. — Preparing the day's materials and checking in with lead teachers
    • 7:55 a.m. — Greeting scholars at morning stations 
    • 10 a.m. — A 30-minute planning period while scholars are in specials class
    • 11 a.m. — Supporting during lunch/recess and a 20-minute lunch break

    Fellows end each day strong.

    Get some quality 1:1 time with scholars and prepare for tomorrow.

    • 12:20 p.m. — Teaching small group rotations/whole group lessons, monitoring behavior or providing individualized social-emotional/academic mini-lessons
    • 3:10 p.m. — Another 30-minute planning period for lesson or classroom preparation or meeting with your mentor teacher for a check-in
    • 3:55 p.m. — Dismissing scholars in the bus or carpool line and conducting any necessary after school activities like a parent conference or classroom prep
  • BE AN RMP FELLOW

    Learn from the best to become the best.

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