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Are you searching for a teaching position in D.C. for the school year?

Consider Teach For America (TFA), which offers a unique opportunity to make an impact in students’ lives and serve the community in the D.C. region. 

Teach For America’s Approach

TFA recruits outstanding leaders from all backgrounds and career sectors to become TFA “corps members.” That includes people who have previously taught, people transitioning to a career in education, and those just graduating from college. 

Corps members commit to teaching for two years in the districts and schools most impacted by educational inequity. Corps members are full-time, salaried employees of local public schools, confronting both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. Many opt to continue teaching after their two-year TFA commitment ends. During their time with TFA, corps members develop into strong classroom leaders who go beyond traditional expectations to advance students’ academic and personal growth, while helping to strengthen schools. 

In partnership with local universities such as Johns Hopkins University School of Education, nonprofit organizations, and businesses around the D.C. region, corps members receive initial training, ongoing professional development, and access to an unparalleled resource and support network. 

TFA has more than 3,000 corps members, reaching nearly 250,000 students in more than 1,500 schools.

You'll be placed in your preferred region so long as there's space and you meet the local requirements. Read more below about our placement process.  

Corps Member Eligibility

To be considered for a position with TFA, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and either have U.S. citizenship, national/legal resident status or be a DACA recipient or EAD holder. You are not required to have a background in education.

In addition to these eligibility requirements, we seek people who have a deep belief in the potential of every child, a strong record of achievement, and perseverance in the face of challenges, among other key values and experiences. Read more about the characteristics of strong corps members.


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Applications to teach in the D.C. region will open in August 2024. In the meantime, take our quiz to discover your dream career.

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As a D.C. Region corps member, you must complete steps to become highly qualified in the subject(s) you’ll teach and work toward full teaching certification during your two-year commitment. Learn more about earning your teaching license and getting hired at a school. 


You’ll receive a salary and benefits from the school district, charter school, or pre-K center where you work. You’ll be paid the same as other beginning teachers working for the same employer. The starting salary for new teachers in D.C. is between $55,000 and $63,000. 


As a full-time TFA teacher, you are entitled to medical benefits through your school or district. Plans and costs vary, depending on where you teach. Read more on the salary, benefits, and cost of living in the D.C. region

You may also be eligible for additional financial incentives exclusively available to TFA corps members. Learn more about financial aid, including transitional funding packages.

Master’s Degree Option

While all corps members in the D.C. region must apply and complete teacher certification coursework through Johns Hopkins University (JHU), completing the master’s degree program at JHU is optional.

If you do choose to pursue your master’s, be aware that corps members typically use their AmeriCorps Education Awards and partial tuition reimbursement benefits from their district. Learn more about certification and training in D.C. 

After Two Years

After your two-year commitment with TFA, you may choose to stay in the classroom for additional years of teaching. Some TFA alumni go on to work in school leadership, and many others go on to impact educational equity from another sector.

We are dedicated to ensuring you have the resources and support you need to lead and continue to work toward change with a dedicated TFA D.C. support staff. Learn more about life after the corps.

Our Placement Process

TFA places corps members in more than 40 regions throughout the U.S. During the application process, you can select up to three regions. Then, after interview week concludes, you'll have an opportunity to change your regional selections if you wish. Read more about our placement process.

Make an Impact

Teach For America has been in the D.C. region since 1992. As a corps member, you’ll join more than 3,300 Teach for America leaders in D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia, working to transform our education system in classrooms, schools, and communities.

A TFA corps member teaches nearly one in six low-income students in this region. As part of TFA D.C., you’ll work to expand opportunities for students, using your background and leadership skills to drive students to academic success and transform lives.