2024-2025 Fellowship & Application


The Duke TeachHouse is a living and learning community for graduates of Duke's teacher preparation programs (undergraduate elementary and secondary and MAT) and early career educators in Durham, NC. The application process is competitive and highly selective. There are a total of twelve Duke TeachHouse residential fellows each year. 

About the 2024-2025 Fellowship: What are the benefits and why should you apply? 

Housing & Personal/Professional Development Support
  • The 2024-2025 Resident Fellowship includes a stipend of $8,000 to support housing costs and personal/professional development. 
Weekly Professional Development 
  • TeachHouse provides weekly professional development opportunities including community dinners with leading educators and policy makers, retreats, and professional conferences. Specific recent weekly professional development activities include:
    • Teacher Talks- Launched in Fall 2022, TeachHouse Teacher Talks bring together DPS K-12 teachers, TeachHouse Fellows, and Duke undergraduates for dinner and dialogue around timely, critical issues in K-12 education with the goal of identifying strategies to improve the conditions of teaching and learning in schools.
    • TeachHouse UnConference- The TeachHouse UnConference amplifies teacher voice and leadership by inviting educators to determine discussion topics, facilitate conversations, and document actions to solve problems of practice. After five successful virtual UnConferences, TeachHouse will launch the first in-person UnConference in April 2024 co-sponsored by the Hill Center.
    • Teach Ins- Teach Ins are designed to bring together undergraduates, pre-service teachers, and practicing educators for a series of workshops and seminars led by national, state, and local experts in the field using the Community Schools model as a case study.
    • Community Dinners- TeachHouse Community Dinners are held throughout the year with leading educators and policy makers from the local community and beyond. Guests join TeachHouse Fellows for dinner, share their unique stories, and engage in dialogue around current issues facing schools and educators and the families and communities they serve.
    • Equity Centered Practices- Equity centered practices ground the work of the Fellowship. TeachHouse Fellows are deeply committed to teaching excellence and share a common goal and vision to create equitable change. Professional development opportunities include workshops, seminars, book studies, and dinner- dialogues with experts in the field.

    • Purpose Project- Led by Dr. Katherine Jo of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, TeachHouse fellows engage in a yearlong series of dialogues and workshops around purpose and balance in their work and life and flourishing as educators.

    • Travel OpportunitiesAs funds are available, TH fellows have the opportunity for education related travel in the US and abroad. Fellows have visited Finland, Canada, Nepal, and Washington, D.C. on trips aiming to broaden fellows’ understanding of education on both a domestic and global scale.

Expectations of Duke TeachHouse Fellows

  • To be classroom leaders and contribute meaningfully to improving the school’s teaching and learning environment by collaborating with faculty and administrators to identify, design, and launch an innovative solution to a pressing challenge in the school.
  • To positively contribute to and sustain a collaborative and supportive living-learning community with other fellows.
  • To participate in all fellowship activities including an annual retreat, community dinners, monthly peer leadership group meetings, and sponsored events.
  • To critically reflect on personal and professional development throughout the fellowship. 

To Apply

Complete the Online Application. The fellowship deadline is March 15th; candidate interviews will begin in late March.

For any questions, please contact Jan Riggsbee at jrigg@duke.edu or (919) 660-3077.