We help corps members become strong classroom and community leaders, through a rigorous summer training program and extensive coaching, professional development, and other resources throughout the corps experience.
Training & Support
Training & Resources
- Teaching As Leadership Framework
- Summer Training
- Teacher Certification
- Classroom Support
- Alumni Support
The Teaching As Leadership (TAL) framework is based on the idea that great teachers operate like great leaders, and with such teachers, students will make transformative progress.
Before you begin teaching in your own classroom you’ll attend a multi-week summer institute and receive other programming. Locations for training will vary depending on regional assignment.
A degree in education isn’t a prerequisite to apply to the corps. However, nearly all corps members must receive a state-issued teaching credential, certificate, license, or permit to be hired by a school and must be considered highly qualified under federal law. Review the steps toward earning your certification.
Once in the classroom, you’ll receive individual and team coaching from your manager of teacher leadership and development (MTLD) and regional staff. You'll also have access to professional development and online resources. Learn more.
Alumni of Teach For America have access to resources and benefits that will help you continue to make an impact in the lives of kids, whether it's in education or other fields. Learn more about the alumni experience.
Thoughts from Our Alumni
New Jersey 2001
Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
Los Angeles 2014
Teacher, Green Dot Public Schools
Manager of Teacher Leadership and Development