We believe great teachers are the building blocks of a brighter future. 

Golden Apple prepares highly-effective teachers for rural, suburban and urban schools-of-need in Illinois. Through our Scholars Program, we are committed to making a material difference in resolving the Illinois teacher shortage by recruiting, preparing, placing, mentoring and retaining high-quality teachers in schools throughout Illinois.


The Need Is Great.

There are more than 3,400 schools-of-need in Illinois. Scholars teach in over 500.


Scholars Stay.

Over 80% of Scholars stay in teaching for more than five years.


Become a Scholar

Be an agent of change in your classroom and community. As a Golden Apple teacher, you will be uniquely prepared to help your students achieve their dreams, while you achieve yours.


Golden Apple Awards

Honoring 4th-8th grade teachers and Pre-K-12th grade school leaders in 2020.