How We Teach is as Important as What We Teach

Crane’s Center for Experiential Education is a residential teaching fellowship. It is a two-year, hands-on teaching experience that combines a rich professional development and mentoring program with daily opportunities for practical application. 

Crane’s teaching fellows are new to the field of teaching and seek to immerse themselves in a dynamic and innovative educational environment in which they can gain valuable insights, perspectives, and practice in the field of teaching.

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Who Should Apply?

Applicants to Crane’s Center for Experiential Education are a diverse group of open-minded, confident, passionate individuals who find themselves at a pivotal moment in their professional lives. They care deeply about children, they are excited about schools and learning, they are both reflective and imaginative, and they are serious about becoming teachers.

All applicants need to be college graduates who have some beginning experience working with children. Previous coursework in the field of education is not necessary. This is a residential program and our teaching fellows will live in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to the Crane campus. This is a two-year, full-time, salaried program.

How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020/2021 school year. The following steps are an outline of the process:

  1. Send the following documents to Elizabeth Keadle and Karen Ohrn at: 
  • A cover letter in which you include your reasons for applying and how you could contribute to Crane's Teaching Fellows Program 
  • A resume, including two references with contact information
  • One letter of recommendation 

Application packets must be complete to be considered. The deadline for submitting 2020/2021 applications is February 15, 2020. However, we will continue accepting applications until all positions are filled.

Finalists will be invited to visit Crane’s campus. In the course of the visit, candidates will meet with several faculty members and administrators and will be asked to facilitate a small-group activity for which a plan will be provided. These visits are generally held in March.

If you have more questions please contact Elizabeth Keadle and Karen Ohrn, Co-Directors of Crane's Center for Experiential Education, at

This is a wonderful opportunity for professional development. It's great to learn from a seasoned veteran in such an experiential and creative learning environment.

~ Teaching Fellow