Summer Teaching Fellows

Breakthrough Houston is looking for talented individuals who are interested in teaching high-achieving, motivated middle school students from underserved families in the Greater Houston area. As a Breakthrough Houston teacher, you will teach classes of approximately ten students, work with a qualified Instructional Coach to make sure you know the ropes, and experience what it is like to be at the front of a classroom.

This is one of the best ways to decide if teaching is for you! The Princeton Review has ranked Breakthrough as a Top Ten summer internship (along with working at the White House and working at MTV). Teach for America has noted that former Breakthrough teachers are accepted to TFA at a much higher rate than regular applicants. Breakthrough Teaching Fellows make friendships that will last a lifetime.

The base salary for a Breakthrough Houston summer teacher is $2,300 + a $1,600 Americorps Education Award.

If you don’t have a place to live in Houston, homestays are available upon request (only if program is held in person).

“I love working at Breakthrough. I’ve never had a harder summer, but I’ve also never gotten to see students learn to write before my eyes. Working in a classroom was energizing for me, and I know I want to do this for years to come.”


Sarah Yockey, BTH Teaching Fellow ’14, ’15, ‘16; Mentor and Instructional Coach ‘18

Breakthrough Houston is a proud AmeriCorps program.