Corps members work in 51 regions around the country. After interviewing for the corps, you’ll be asked to rank 10 regions where you’d like to work, including one “high-need” region. Compare regions by selecting them on the map to find which ones fit your personal needs.
Consider the following when comparing regions:
- Compare factors like cost of living, certification cost, and other details that are most important to you.
- Note the minimum GPA and other requirements for teaching in the region.
- Check the summer training schedule to make sure you can attend all the sessions for the regions you choose.
- You must select and rank 10 TFA regions where you want to teach, at least one of which must be a region we’ve designated as “high need.” Our high-need regions are: Buffalo, Eastern North Carolina, Greater Delta: Mississippi & Arkansas, Oklahoma City, and Las Vegas. Read more about high-need regions.
Select two or more regions below to compare.
We offer financial assistance to help with moving and training costs. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for it during the corps application process.
While we work hard to place you in one of your preferred regions, we encourage you to be open to a variety of placement options. Your preferences have no bearing on whether you’re admitted to the corps. Learn what’s taken into account when determining what and where you’ll teach.
Explore Our High-Need Regions
Opened in 1990 as one of the original Teach For America sites, Eastern North Carolina is a rural region with deep roots in the community and making big changes for kids.
Educators, community advocates, and business leaders agree: the future of Las Vegas is in its classrooms, not in its casinos.
The Greater Delta remains defined by its greatest asset: its people. Together, we can transform and expand opportunities for kids in Mississippi and Arkansas.
Once a stop on the underground railroad and one of the first cities to integrate schools, Buffalo holds its history close while looking to the future.
Our Oklahoma City region serves two distinct communities: the urban, bustling Oklahoma City community, and Lawton, an area with a rich Native history that’s home to a large military family community. With a diverse population of nearly 1.5 million, the Oklahoma City and Lawton metro areas have an underserved population with children who face considerable challenges.