Future Immersion Teacher Fellowship

Are you a French speaker looking to become a French immersion teacher ? Receive up to $10,000 in scholarship funds to pursue graduate degrees and certification programs.

With over 30,000 students in over 170 schools nationwide, the network of French dual language programs in public schools is rapidly expanding—and the demand for trained French immersion teachers has never been higher. A career in dual language education can offer you offers vast possibilities as well as secure employment across the country.

To encourage new teachers to enter the field of immersion education, and to support current French teachers who feel the need for a targeted bilingual certification, the French Dual Language Fund launched the Future Immersion Teacher Fellowship (FIT) in 2018.

FIT Fellows receive scholarships of up to $10,000 to pursue graduate degrees and certification programs to prepare them for roles as French immersion teachers. Research suggests scholarship programs for teachers entering the field are an effective way to recruit high-quality teachers and increase retention. A survey of 400 National and State Teachers of the Year found that 75% of the teachers said that “scholarship programs for education students” were the most effective recruitment strategies for new teachers.

Find one of our partner programs and apply for a scholarship before the start of the academic year !