• 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.

    Kendall Calvert

    RMP Fletcher Fellow

    "One word I would use to describe the fellowship? Unreal. When I got accepted to the Fellowship, all my teacher friends said it sounded too good to be true. I kept wondering when the façade would fade away, but it never did! Don’t get me wrong, finding a balance between work, life, and grad school is hard, but the support and training I receive from RMP is WELL worth it!"

    Caleb Kobilansky

    RMP Southwest Fellow

    "I would describe my time in the Fellowship as transformational. The rigor and training at RMP has shaped me, and many of the fellows, into diligent, and proactive educators."

    Sam Becker

    RMP Creekside Lead Teacher, Former Fellow

    "I can't imagine a better, more realistic preparation for teaching than the RMP fellowship. During my fellow year, I worked side-by-side an incredible, experienced teacher which gave me the opportunity to absorb helpful teaching techniques and mindsets before starting out on my own. Going into this school year (my first year of lead teaching), I knew what to expect, and I knew how to react, because I'd seen it all first-hand the year before.

  • 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.

  • 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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