We’re looking for people who have both the skills and passion to be lifelong leaders in the fight to give all kids an excellent education. Our admissions process is designed to help identify applicants who have the characteristics we’ve seen in our most successful teachers. There are two basic requirements to be admitted to Teach For America:
Our Selection Committee must determine that you meet our standards for admission, including the admission prerequisites.
We must be confident that we can place you in a teaching position in one of our regions.
Our application season runs from August to February each year. You will be notified of your admissions decision between October and April, about two months after you apply, and begin teaching in the fall.
Each year we have five to six application deadlines. Your chance of admission is the same at each deadline, but by applying early you will have more time to prepare to teach if you are accepted.
Steps in the Process
2016 Application Timelines
To learn about our early admissions deadlines for the 2017 corps, visit our Early Admissions website. If you're not yet eligible to apply to Teach For America, you can learn more about other opportunities to get involved with our mission now.
What & Where You’ll Teach
If you are invited to a final interview, you will have the opportunity to indicate the regions you most prefer to teach in and share any obligations that limit your choices. As part of that process, you will need to confirm that you are available to attend the scheduled summer training in each region. At least one of your preferred regions must come from our current list of high-need regions. Learn more about what and where you’ll teach and picking your preferences.