Apply to Duke TeachHouse


The Duke TeachHouse is a living and learning community for graduates of Duke’s teacher preparation programs: Elementary, Secondary, and Master of Arts in Teaching Programs. The application process is competitive and highly selective. There are a total of seven two-year Duke TeachHouse fellowships each year – with three to four fellows completing their fellowships and three to four new fellowships awarded.

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 creating a collaborative and supportive living-learning community with other fellows.
  • To participate in all fellowship activities including a leadership retreat, community dinners, monthly peer leadership group meetings, and sponsored events.
  • To present on progress throughout the fellowship for critical feedback including a final “demo day” to share both personal and professional growth to the larger community.

To Apply

Complete the Online (Google Docs) Application.

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