Golden Apple Accelerator Program

If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher, and have a bachelors in any area, consider the Golden Apple Accelerator Program. Approved accelerators would participate in a year-long student teaching experience, potentially with Sterling Public Schools, and receive $30,000 from Golden Apple to assist with paying for classes. Teaching degrees are earned in 15 months. 

See below for more information and the link to apply and email Dr. Sara Dail with questions at  

Application Website: https://goldenapple.academicwo... 

Golden Apple Accelerators of Illinois

Golden Apple Accelerators of Illinois The Golden Apple Accelerators of Illinois is a teacher residency program that identifies college seniors not currently on a teaching path and career changers who are college graduates, who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in hard-to-staff content or expertise areas. Golden Apple Accelerators commit to teaching at least four years at a school-of-need in targeted communities in south, central, or western Illinois.

Golden Apple Accelerators Receive:

● Coursework and credits that will lead to a teaching license ● Up to a $30,000 stipend to apply to housing and/or to support coursework that leads to licensure ● Classroom teaching experience with a Mentor Teacher ● Teaching placement in a targeted community, most likely where the residency occurred ● Ongoing mentorship and support from Golden Apple award-winning educators


● Senior in college or holder of a bachelor’s degree from an Institution of Higher Education; ● U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACA recipients) and resident of southern, central, or western Illinois; ● Earning or holding a degree with a major or minor that will allow for teacher licensure in an area of need; ● Acceptance into Institution of Higher Education partner:

Award up to $30,000

Deadline to apply 02/01/2021