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Corps Member

Who You Are:
Joining Teach For America is a great fit if you:
·        Have proven leadership experience in your field
·        Have a history of achievement
·        Are passionate about equity and expanding opportunity for all
·        Are hungry for a job where you can make a deep impact or continue your career of service
·        Are eager to learn and grow personally and professionally
·        Are looking to join a diverse network of leaders making real change in our nation

Who We Are
Teach For America finds, develops, and supports promising and diverse recent college grads and professionals to teach in high-need communities and bolster the national effort for educational equity. TFA corps members and alumni join a network of more than 56,000 leaders nationwide shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country across career sectors, united in their pursuit of expanded opportunity for all.

What You’ll Do
You will lead a classroom in one of 51 high-need urban and rural regions across the country. You will work in partnership with colleagues, families, and community members to go beyond traditional expectations and have a profound impact on your students’ academic and personal growth. TFA corps members teach a multitude of subjects from pre-K through grade 12, including (but not limited to): science, math, computer science, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social studies, and many more.

In addition to the impact you’ll have on your students, you will gain context, clarity, and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field you choose.

What You’ll Get:
Throughout your two years in the corps, you will have access to an unparalleled resource and support network, including ongoing training and development. After your initial summer training, you’ll be hired by a school district in your placement region and receive the same salary and benefits as other beginning teachers. As a TFA alum, you will have a diverse network of colleagues ready to support and lead alongside you. You’ll also gain access to numerous graduate school and employer partnerships who value the leadership and experience gained during the corps, and will position you to continue your impact and accelerate your leadership trajectory.  

What You’ll Need:
Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and completed a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the United States or have DACA status. We actively seek to recruit a highly diverse corps and encourage individuals of all racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds to apply.

2019 - 2020 Application Deadlines: October 18, December 6, January 31, February 28