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Searching for a life-changing teaching position in Baton Rouge?

Teach For America (TFA) could be a great option for you. Whether you’ve taught for several years, you’re making a career change into education, or you’re just graduating from college, TFA is a unique opportunity to impact students’ lives and serve the Greater Baton Rouge community.

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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 people 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, 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 Louisiana State University, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Greater Baton Rouge, 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 over 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 about our placement process below.

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 Greater Baton Rouge will open in August 2024. In the meantime, take our quiz to discover your dream career.

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Teaching in Greater Baton Rouge 

As a 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.  Salaries range from $48,400 - $52,000 for new teachers in Greater Baton Rouge.


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 salary and benefits as a corps member. 

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

Through a partnership with Louisiana State University, second-year corps members may pursue a master’s degree in any subject area tuition-free (does not include the cost of fees). This tuition exemption does not extend to Louisiana State University’s veterinary, law, or medical schools and covers a portion of the costs associated with the university’s professional master’s in business administration.

Corps members typically use their AmeriCorps Education Award and partial tuition reimbursement benefits from their district to finance tuition. Learn more about certification and training in Greater-Baton Rouge.

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 making sure you have the resources and support you need to lead and continue to work towards change, with a dedicated TFA Greater Baton Rouge 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.

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Make an Impact in Greater Baton Rouge

Greater Baton Rouge (previously known as Southern Louisiana) was one of Teach For America’s six founding regions. The state’s education system is often ranked lowest compared to other states, and it’s an area of the country that’s profoundly impacted by educational inequity. 

Since the region was founded, more than 1,000 leaders have served in Greater Baton Rouge—many of whom continue to work toward long-term change in the state. As a corps member, you’ll serve in one of the following five parishes: East Baton Rouge Parish, Ascension Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, or St. Helena Parish. The Greater Baton Rouge region includes an urban center and surrounding rural communities. 

As a corps member, you’ll join a network of hundreds of changemakers in the region—alumni and corps members. You'll work to transform the educational system in classrooms and schools in partnership with the community, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and education advocates. As part of TFA Greater Baton Rouge, you’ll work to expand meaningful opportunities for students, leveraging your background and leadership skills to drive students to academic success.