faith, education, and community
Seton Teaching Fellows
Seton Teaching Fellows is a postgraduate mission opportunity that seeks to bring the Catholic faith to the margins of American society. Fellows help the students and families they serve as well as their peers to know, love, and serve Christ and His Church while participating in formation that seeks to foster the development of habits, dispositions, and beliefs indispensable to human flourishing and happiness.
In August 2013, Seton Education Partners launched El Camino, an extended day faith and enrichment program, to serve children in the South Bronx who do not have the means to attend a Catholic school. The results have been astounding. To support this incredible work, Seton created Seton Teaching Fellows, an opportunity for college graduates to serve for one or two years in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, one of the nation’s poorest congressional district. Now in its sixth year, Seton Teaching Fellows is poised to grow in other neighborhoods of the Bronx and beyond.
Seton Teaching Fellows are committed to service, professional development, and living simply in a supportive and vibrant Catholic community. The daily mission of a Seton Teaching Fellow is to bring Christ to their students through the call of the New Evangelization. Together, the fellows impact the academic and faith development of underserved children—preparing them for college and heaven by supporting Seton network schools. Three pillars drive the program: faith, community, and education.
FaithFellows grow spiritually in their faith through weekly formation, prayer and reflection, retreats, and the Sacraments. In turn, they catechize their student disciples in the Catholic faith and prepare them for their Sacraments.
EducationFellows learn how to become strong educators in a supportive learning community at a Seton network school. The year of service consists of continuous growth in methodology, teaching skills, and student-teacher relationships.
Fellows live in the community of their placement school, alongside the students and families they serve. Grounded in an intentional, faith-based community of mission-driven peers, fellows learn how to live for the other in provided housing and on a modest stipend.
Become a Seton Teaching Fellow
Seton Teaching Fellows—energetic, passionate, college-educated adults—have the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this groundbreaking project to serve some of our nation’s most vulnerable children in an unprecedented way, sharing their own gifts and talents as they reach their students’ hands, hearts, and minds.
Meet our Fellows
In 2019, we welcomed our largest cohort yet and we are blessed by their "yes" to serve as a fellow. Click here to read all about the wonderful men and women in the 2019-2020 cohort.
Are you ready to answer the call? Apply now!
faith, education, and community
The Seton Teaching Fellows Program is a 1-year missionary commitment—with an option for a 2nd—in which fellows serve at Seton Network Schools, playing a special role in vibrant catechesis initiatives to further the mission of the New Evangelization. As a Seton Teaching Fellow, you will receive incredible teaching experience, professional mentorship, and spiritual formation.