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Teachers Fellowship

Cohort program supports educators

ICJS Teacher Fellows develop skills to transform classrooms and schools into places where learning about religious diversity prepares students for fuller participation in the life of our city, nation, and world.

Because many young people first encounter religious difference in the classroom, teachers are uniquely positioned to foster a culture of religious understanding and inclusion. Helping teachers gain facility in leading these intellectual and human encounters is a key goal of the ICJS Teachers Fellowship. 

The 10-month Fellowship provides professional development opportunities for Baltimore-area educators to explore how to provide students with an informed appreciation of the religious diversity that contributes to civic life. This cohort-based program helps educators apply an interreligious framework to their classroom. As a result, educators gain skills and confidence to foster interreligious literacy in their classrooms and to become interreligious leaders in their schools. 

The fellowship is directed by Christine Gallagher with support and instruction provided by ICJS resident interreligious scholars.  

Interested in learning more about our Fellowship? Submit the Teacher Fellowship Interest Form below.


ICJS Teacher Fellowship Rosters

Why join the ICJS Teacher Fellowship?


  • Participation in diverse adult learning community
  • Consultation with ICJS scholars 
  • Opportunity to create lesson plan 
  • Stipend



  • Attend monthly meetings (October–June)
  • Attend half-day retreat
  • Prepare, present, and share one original Lesson Plan for your classroom
  • Write one reflection piece for ICJS “Teacher Voices” column
  • Participate in correlated learning experiences
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Coming out of the ICJS Teachers Fellowship, I’ve gained a lot more comfort teaching and learning about religion with students, and creating space for them to have dialogue.

Travis Henschen

Dean of Student Life and history teacher, Friends School of Baltimore, and ICJS Teacher Fellow alum

Armed with increased knowledge, new community, and techniques and strategies, incorporating religious literacy into my high school world history class no longer feels overwhelming; it feels exciting and I am ready to get started.

Ethan Horn

World History Teacher, Woodlawn High School, and ICJS Teacher Fellow alum