Be on the Front Lines of Change

A man with short black hair, wearing a blue shirt, standing in a white classroom, speaking to young students seated at desks, with an overlaid title that states, "Greatness Awaits".

Why you?

Education needs the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. As a teacher, you’ll take on the fight of our time—ensuring students growing up in poverty get an excellent education. By joining Teach For America, you’ll join a powerful network of leaders who have become teachers in low-income rural and urban schools and are making a profound impact on communities.

What you’ll do:

Teach For America recruits, trains, and supports talented and ambitious individuals to lead a classroom in one of 53 urban and rural regions nationwide. You'll work as a full-time teacher, employed by a school district.

What you’ll teach:

Teach For America teachers teach all grade levels including early childhood education (preschool/pre-K), kindergarten, elementary/primary school, middle/intermediate school, and high school.

You'll be matched to where you can have the greatest possible impact. Our corps members teach a variety of subjects, including (but not limited to): science, math, computer science, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social studies, and many more.


  • All professional backgrounds and majors are encouraged to apply
  • Two-year teaching opportunity (pre-K-12, all subjects)
  • Full salary and benefits
  • Need-based funding for relocation and transition
  • Leadership and teacher development are provided
  • Application deadlines:
    • August 19, 2016
    • September 16, 2016
    • October 19, 2016
    • December 9, 2016
    • January 27, 2017
    • March 3, 2017

Application requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree by June 2017 or earlier
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status

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