Great teachers do more than just help their students master academic content—they help them discover confidence in their abilities and a love of learning that will be with them for life.
To date, more than 47,000 people have become teachers through Teach For America. Their tireless, passionate work in the classroom is at the core of our mission. And after their initial two-year teaching commitment, 84 percent continue to work in education or with low-income communities.
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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.
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.
Life as a Corps Member
In 50 regions across the country, TFA corps members build the relationships necessary to become lifelong advocates for students.
Becoming a Teacher
Where & What 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