Become a Teaching Fellow

Lead your own classroom. Experience firsthand what it is like to teach, motivate, and inspire your own students. Grow as a leader and an educator. Become an AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Fellow for Breakthrough Central Texas. It will be the most meaningful summer of your life!



Deadline: Rolling Admissions through April

Our program admits students in middle school and makes a long-term commitment to helping them graduate from high school and college by providing academic summer programs, individualized academic support and enrichment and college-prep activities for students and families. Breakthrough Central Texas operates several summer sites located at The University of Texas, Manor Independent School District, St. Andrew’s Episcopal school, and Del Valle Independent School District. Breakthrough seeks enthusiastic, creative, and successful high school and college students to teach and mentor during our academic summer sessions. Under the guidance of seasoned teaching professionals, high school and college students will teach English, math, social studies, or science to classes of eight to ten students. Teachers will also serve on committees, lead study skills lessons, and design Explorations (electives) classes for their students. All Breakthrough Summer Teaching Fellows are AmeriCorps members for the duration of the program and low cost summer housing is available through a partnership with College Houses, Inc.

Breakthrough recruits excellent college and high-school students to teach in our programs. If you are a high-school student, you are eligible to apply with Breakthrough CTX if you will be 17-years-old by the start of the program on June 6th, with no exceptions.

  • First Time Fellows earn a Living Stipend of $3,000
    • Additional $200 for 1st time returner,
    • $400 additional for 2nd time returner
  • Education Award ($1,638) – upon completion of required service hours
  • Local Housing support provided
  • Non-monetary benefits (public-speaking & presentation skills, on-going support, professional development)
  • Additional stipends to Pell-eligible/FRL students available
  • Travel stipends available for out-of-state Pell-eligible students

Learn more on how to get involved below.



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Summer Teaching Fellow Experience

“I didn’t know that Breakthrough would become such a major part of my life. From being a student to a teacher fellow, I’ve been able to truly understand the beauty behind introducing a greater knowledge and education to first generation college students along with being able to become part of an extremely welcoming extended family and community. “
-Tiffany Guerra, Texas A&M University, Breakthrough College Student, Former AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Fellow