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All Twin Cities corps members will become certified teachers within two years through a partnership with Hamline University. Our corps members also have the opportunity to earn a master's degree. Certification requires an average of two classes per week, including some weekend classes. Corps members who pursue a master's degree will complete three additional courses during or following their two-year Teach For America commitment.
Common Certification Questions
How is teaching certification structured in this state/region?
Certification with a limited full-time license can be obtained in two years through our partner university.
Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
Yes, but it requires additional coursework. Most corps members complete their master's degree in the year following their two-year commitment.
Is a master's degree required?