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Registration for the 2023-2025 Cohort is Now Closed

Application Requirements:

  • A degree in math, science, history, or English is preferred (or other STEM field). Otherwise, a general degree with a minimum of 12 math, 16 science, 16 history, or 12 English credits.
  • Interest in a full-time teaching career in the Chicago community schools and yeshivas.


2023-2025 Cohort Application Process 

Please submit the following application items by email to info@edgetraining.org, by mail to EDGE 3050 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago IL 60645, or by fax to 866-449-7038.

  1. Resume
  2. Three references with contact information (at least one professional reference)
  3. Transcripts of all relevant university coursework, including degrees and/or evidence of requisite coursework in your disciple (including AP scores)
  4. Two written essays, detailed below

Please note that acceptance into EDGE is subject to successful placement in a Jewish high school, which will be determined after the application has been submitted.

The admissions committee is interested in getting to know each applicant better.  In answering the essay questions, consider some of the following qualities of a professional educator as possible approaches or frameworks to your response:

  • learning from obstacles
  • challenging a belief
  • solving a complex problem
  • personal growth
  • what captivates you
  • your personal and professional growth as part of a changing profession
  • your contribution to the greater profession 

The target length of your response should be 500 – 1000 words each.

1. Please select one of the three questions below, as relevant to your content area:

  1. A. What is impossible to do in secondary STEM, English, or history education today, but if it became possible, would fundamentally change what you would do as a professional classroom teacher?
  • B. Select a controversial issue in secondary STEM, English, or history education and suggest a solution.
  • C. What do you see as the greatest threat to secondary STEM, English, or history education in Jewish parochial schools today?  How would you address this threat?

2. What are your expectations for the EDGE program?  If possible, incorporate how you hope EDGE will help you achieve a realization of the subject of your response to the first question.

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