The Paideia Institute, a non-profit educational organization “dedicated to promoting the study and appreciation of the classical humanities, with a focus on Latin and Ancient Greek languages and literature,” has announced a new program to make “it easier for underemployed and unemployed PhDs in Classics (as well as related fields where mastery of Latin is a required component) to enter the [American] public secondary education system” as Latin teachers.
The Quintilian Society, as they are calling it, plans a number of initiatives including: “making teacher training easily accessible and culturally acceptable in PhD programs; connecting PhD holders with school districts striving to maintain or begin a Latin program; and building a professional and personal network of public school Classicists.”
The Quintilian Society “consists of members (PhD holders who are currently teaching in [American, I assume] public high schools) and fellows (recent PhDs, contingent faculty members, or graduate students currently pursuing a PhD in Classics or related fields, and interested in a public high school teaching career).”
Fellows “receive guidance and mentorship from experienced members to help them navigate the state certification process, as well as a stipend from the Paideia Institute to help cover the costs of their professional development.” They are currently accepting applications for their first class of fellows.
Members “have the opportunity to participate in annual meetings organized by the Paideia Institute and exchange ideas and teaching practices with other members and fellows. The Paideia Institute also provides members of the Quintilian Society with financial support to help them attend national teachers’ conferences and other professional events.” They are currently accepting applications for membership from high school teachers with PhDs in Classics (or other humanities disciplines).