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Apply by February 5
Get certified, trained and supported in a new or advancing career as a classroom teacher
- Full salary and benefits
- All backgrounds welcome
- Choose from ~40 locations across the country
Apply by November 15
Get proximate to kids and education while you're still in college or grad school as a virtual tutor
- All backgrounds welcome
- Virtual, work from anywhere
“Teach For America gave me one of the greatest gifts: my why. And that why—that fire—lights in me to this day.”
“I feel like I’ve had the most support through Teach For America… Throughout this whole process, I felt like there was someone always, always in my corner.”
“The corps was very much aligned with my beliefs about the world and my values already. It didn’t change them for me, it strengthened them, deepened them, and gave me the language to talk about it.”
“TFA’s mission of seeking equity for all deeply resonated with me and reminded me of my former teachers, some of whom were from TFA who, thanks to their constant encouragement, helped me get to and through college.”
“The corps experience was absolutely incredible. Leadership is a huge focus—making sure you are a leader in the classroom, and outside of the classroom as well.”
“My kids have the ability to change the world, I promise you, they can set this world on fire.”
I also believed that an organization led by young people was my best shot at finding the like-minded rabble-rousers I thought that the educational movement in Memphis needed.”
“If I’m at a TFA event and I’m like, "as a first-year teacher this is my problem," 30 hands go up immediately with solutions and ideas … where else can you get that?”
“My students teach me daily that love is a superpower. They’ve taught me who I am and who I want to be.”
“I knew I wanted to go through Teach For America because of their mission … and what it means for kids that look like me.”
“I want to support children, aid them in realizing how powerful and brilliant they are, and most importantly constantly remind them that they matter.”
“[Teach For America] wants the teachers to know about themselves before they enter the classroom, so that they can better understand their students.”
“I believe teaching is the most important yet most undervalued profession in the entire world. I wouldn’t be where I am today had it not been for teachers that inspired me so I want to give that back.”
Be a Local Leader With a National Support System
When you join TFA, you join a classroom, a school, a neighborhood, and a community. You make lifetime friendships and impactful partnerships with TFA members, school staff, students, families, and neighbors. You also join an even bigger family – the TFAmily – tens of thousands of TFA alumni, staff, and collaborators standing in your corner and helping you scale change for kids.
Ignite tutors work virtually. Corps members choose from 38 placement regions during their application process. Learn more about where we work.
Just the Facts, Please
Get answers to your questions about how to apply, how each program works, and how to explain all of this to your grandma.