The Teach For Cambodia Fellowship is a 2-year full-time, funded leadership + master's degree program for outstanding Cambodians to unleash their professional and leadership potential while committing to full-time teaching in the classroom. Teach For Cambodia Fellows will be placed in low-resourced public schools and be supported for two years with intensive leadership development support.
We recruit and select talented Cambodian university graduates, young professionals, and existing teachers with diverse backgrounds and majors to become our Fellows. We look for leaders with a growth mindset and extraordinary leadership potential and skills. Fellows are not required to have teaching experience when applying to the Fellowship program. If selected as a Fellow, they will be trained at our 5-week Intensive Summer Training to prepare them for the classroom. It doesn't stop there; they will be supported throughout the 2-year Fellowship program by experienced coaches and mentors to ensure they can lead their classrooms and have a positive impact on their students.
The stakes are extremely high for Cambodia’s primary and secondary education system given that two-thirds of the country’s population are under the age of 30. The role that Teach For Cambodia Fellows play as classroom teachers is as important and urgent as the role they play as long-term leaders and advocates for expanded educational opportunities for all.
Leading A Classroom: Teaching with Passion and Commitment
As a classroom leader, you have a unique opportunity to change the future of our children and the future of Cambodia. Your role is to set bold and measurable goals for your students and work in partnership with your peers, parents and community members to reach those goals. We support and train you so that you can equip your students with the academic and character skills needed to achieve in the 21st century.
A Transformational Journey
Your leadership journey at Teach For Cambodia is one of significant learning, overcoming tremendous challenges and becoming a better person. It is a journey of discovering your strengths, living with core values, and taking responsibilities that are larger than self. In this journey, you will tackle real-world problems that will shape you into strong leaders. You will develop the skills and meaningful relationships needed to be successful in life after the Fellowship. This journey is LIFE-CHANGING.
Long-term Leadership and Advocacy
The two-year Fellowship is just the beginning. We will continue to support and work with our alumni for a lifetime. As alumni, you will leverage your Teach For Cambodia experiences to become leaders in education, government, social innovation, corporations, and other sectors. You will continue to become leaders in a movement for educational equity and excellence for all, helping to fuel social and economic progress in Cambodia.