How to Join
Over three decades, extraordinary leaders have joined Teach For America and brought their creativity into classrooms across the country. Learn more about how you can join our network.
When you apply to Teach For America, you’ll share more about your experiences, strengths, and passions.
1. Review TFA Eligibility Requirements
Find out what we require from applicants, get answers to common TFA qualification questions, and see the characteristics of successful corps members more on Eligibility.
2. Consider the Deadlines
We have five separate application windows, which means you can select the deadline that best matches your needs. The full application process takes approximately eight weeks. Learn more on Deadlines.
4. See Where We Work
Research TFA’s regions in advance of your interview to determine the locations that might be a good fit for you. Once you complete your interview, you’ll submit your list of preferences. See Where We Work to learn more.
How to Join FAQs
In order to be considered for admission to TFA, you must satisfy three prerequisites: bachelor’s degree; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50; and citizen, national/legal resident, or DACA status. Read more about these prerequisites.
Yes! College juniors and co-terming seniors can apply early to TFA. As an early admissions applicant, you’ll be evaluated on the same criteria as any other applicant. Read more about early admissions.
TFA’s application process consists of a brief online application and an interview, in addition to a few logistical steps. These steps include submitting official transcripts, references, and a few additional minor steps. Learn more about the application and interview.
When thinking about when to apply, you should carefully consider the timeline associated with each deadline. You should ensure you’re available to attend the interviews and able to make the decision to commit to the corps by the confirmation deadline.
Teach For America’s research shows that teachers who have helped their students achieve the most dramatic growth often possess certain qualities and characteristics. Learn more about what TFA looks for and whether you’re eligible for the corps.