Whatever you care most about—our economy, health issues, civil rights—a great education is at the heart of changing things for the better. Learn about TFA’s mission to make a great education a reality for all.
Who Teaches with TFA?
Thousands of talented, passionate people from all experiences and backgrounds with the desire to make a big social impact join the corps each year.
Meet a few of the:
- People who joined the corps right after college
- Career changers who applied their experiences as teachers
- Alumni who are still teaching and others who are leading in other professions
This work takes a variety of talent and experiences, and we’ve learned that these nine characteristics often lead to the most success in the classroom.
What & Where You'll Teach
Teach For America trains and supports teachers for preschool through grade 12. We partner with public schools in 52 regions across the country to place teachers where they are most needed. Learn more about how we place teachers and where we work.
Training & Support
The corps experience begins with rigorous summer training and student teaching, followed by structured coaching and development throughout the two-year commitment. Read more
Salary & Benefits
Life as a Corps Member
In 52 regions across the country, TFA corps members build the relationships necessary to become lifelong advocates for students.
Helping Kids Achieve
TFA teachers advocate for all students—and their right to the excellent education that can help them achieve their dreams.
Partners for Progress
Our work is about people—our students and their parents, our corps members, alumni, supporters, and partners.
Doing Vital Work
Teach For America is growing the movement of diverse leaders who are helping all kids get access to the great education they deserve.