Make an impact on students and schools by seeking a teaching job in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and the High Point).
Are you searching for a teaching position in Charlotte or the Piedmont Triad for the school year?
Teach For America (TFA) could be a great option for you. Whether you’ve taught for several years, you’re making a career change into education, or if you’re just graduating from college, TFA is a unique opportunity to make an impact in students’ lives and serve the Charlotte-Piedmont Triad community.
Teach For America’s Approach
TFA recruits outstanding leaders from all backgrounds and career sectors to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years, where they are full, salaried employees of local public schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. Many choose to continue teaching after their two-year TFA commitment ends.
Corps members develop into strong classroom leaders who go beyond traditional expectations to advance students’ academic and personal growth, while helping to strengthen schools. They work in the districts and schools most impacted by educational inequity.
In partnership with local universities such as University of North Carolina - Charlotte, North Carolina A&T State University, and University of North Carolina - Greensboro, nonprofit organizations, and businesses around Charlotte-Piedmont Triad, corps members receive initial training, ongoing professional development, and access to an unparalleled resource and support network.
Teach For America has 6,200 corps members in 50 regions, reaching more than 400,000 students in 2,500 schools.
While specific regional placement is not guaranteed, 80 percent of TFA's applicants are assigned to their most preferred location. We know that your personal location preferences are important. Read more below about our placement process.
Corps Member Eligibility
In order to be considered for a position with TFA, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and U.S. citizenship, national/legal resident status, or be a DACA recipient. You are not required to have a background in education.
In addition to these eligibility requirements, we seek people who have a deep belief in the potential of every child, a strong record of achievement, and perseverance in the face of challenges, among other key values and experiences. Read more about the characteristics of strong corps members.
Working in Charlotte-Piedmont Triad
As a corps member, you will be required to complete steps to become highly qualified in the subject(s) you’ll teach and work toward full teaching certification during your two-year commitment. Learn more about earning your teaching license and getting hired at a school.
Salary and Benefits
As a corps member in the Charlotte-Piedmont Triad region, you will receive a salary and benefits from the school district, charter school, or pre-K center where you work.
You’ll be paid the same as other beginning teachers working for the same employer. Salaries start at $39,350 for teacher in Charlotte-Piedmont Triad. As a full-time TFA teacher, you are entitled to medical benefits through your school or district. Plans and costs vary, depending on where you teach.
You may also be eligible for additional financial incentives exclusively available to TFA corps members. Learn more about financial aid, including transitional funding packages.
Master’s Degree Option
Corps members in Charlotte-Piedmont Triad can opt to pursue a graduate degree through one of these local universities:
University of North Carolina - Charlotte (UNCC)
North Carolina A&T State University
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
To finance tuition, corps members typically use their AmeriCorps Education Awards and partial tuition reimbursement benefits from their district. Learn more about certification and training Charlotte-Piedmont Triad.
After Two Years
After your two-year commitment with TFA, you may choose to stay in the classroom for additional years of teaching. Some TFA alumni go on to work in school leadership, and many others go on to impact educational equity from another sector.
We are dedicated to making sure you have the resources and support you need to lead and continue to work towards change, with a dedicated TFA Charlotte-Piedmont Triad support staff. Learn more about life after the corps.
Alumni in the region
Teach For America’s Placement Process
TFA corps members teach in 50 regions. After applying and interviewing for TFA, you’ll have the opportunity to rank the regions where you prefer to teach.
Our placement process is designed to assign you to the region(s) you’re most interested in as best as possible, since we know that landing in a region that matches your priorities is important. A majority of applicants are placed in one of their top regional choices.
After applying, you must select and rank 10 TFA regions where you want to teach, one of which must be a region we’ve designated as “high priority.” Read more about our placement process.
Make an Impact in Charlotte-Piedmont Triad
Teach For America has been a presence in this region since 2004—first in Charlotte, and then in 2014, in the Piedmont Triad. Today, over 200 corps members work alongside more than 600 alumni across the Charlotte-Piedmont Triad communities creating opportunities for students.
As a corps member in the Charlotte-Piedmont Triad, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and teach across two school districts—Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Guilford County Schools—in addition to charter school partners. You’ll be part of a passionate community dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students. You’ll use your background and leadership skills to drive students to academic success and transform lives.