Annual Salary

$28,000 - $41,000

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Master's Degree

Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University, Alverno College

Certification

Two years

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You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
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Certification Information

Graduate School & Certification

All previously non-certified corps members will enroll in a two-year teaching certification program through our partner universities (Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University, or Alverno College) for a reduced price. Through these programs, you will work towards your certification while teaching and have the option of working towards a master’s degree. Enrollment details and requirements of certification are typically communicated in the spring of each year, including exact tuition expenses. All quoted figures are based on the current year’s expenses.

Financial Information

Corps members will be responsible for financing their certification program. Each of our partner programs provides financial aid options for all of their students. In addition, TFA will offer graduate school grants to corps members based on need.

Current (2014-2015 school year) Certification program costs over the entire 2 year program (this is before the application of the Americorps award).

Program Master's degree tfa cm cost tfa cm certification only cost
Marquette University $17,655 $15,515
Cardinal Stritch University $20,008 $17,080
Alverno College $16,116 $11,850

 

Common Certification Questions

How is teaching certification structured in this state/region? 
Certification is obtained in two years through one of our partner universities.

Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years? 
Yes

Is a master's degree required? 
No

Partner Universities 
Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University, Alverno College