Looking to lead in the classroom? Learn more about teaching jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth, a cosmopolitan and growing metroplex.
Searching for a teaching position in Dallas-Fort Worth for the school year?
Consider Teach For America (TFA) as one of your options. Whether you’ve already taught, are considering a career change into education, or are a recent graduate, with TFA you’ll have a unique opportunity to make a difference in Dallas-Fort Worth community, one of TFA’s largest regions.
Teach For America’s Approach
TFA recruits outstanding leaders from all backgrounds and career sectors to become “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 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.
Second-year corps members and alumni can pursue a master’s in education through Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth’s university partners. All corps members receive initial training, ongoing professional development, and access to an unparalleled resource and support network.
TFA has more than 3,000 corps members, reaching nearly 250,000 students in more than 1,500 schools.
You'll be placed in your preferred region so long as there's space and you meet the local requirements. 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 either have U.S. citizenship, national/legal resident status, or be a DACA recipient or EAD holder. You are not required to have a background in education.
In addition to these eligibility requirements, we seek people 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.
Redefine Your Career
Working in Dallas-Fort Worth
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
You’ll 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 for new teachers in Dallas Fort-Worth range from $55,000 to $560,000 (and vary depending on the grade and subject level you teach).
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. Get more information on salary and benefits.
You may also be eligible for additional financial incentives available exclusively to TFA corps members. Learn more about financial aid, including transitional funding packages.
Master’s Degree Option
Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth partners with Southern Methodist University to offer our corps members a master’s degree in the field of education. 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 for Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth.
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 other sector.
We are dedicated to making sure you have the resources and support you need to lead and continue to work towards change. Learn more about life after the corps.
Our Placement Process
TFA places corps members in more than 40 regions throughout the U.S. During the application process, you'll have the opportunity to select up to three regions. Then, after interview week concludes, you'll be invited to change your regional selections, if you desire. Read more about our placement process.
Make an Impact in Dallas-Fort Worth
Since 2009, Teach For America has worked in the Dallas region as part of a local movement committed to bringing change for kids. Just a few years later, in 2011, the region expanded to include communities in Fort Worth.
The region is home to 1,000 Teach For America alumni who advocate for children every day, from classrooms to boardrooms. Alumni work in education startups, steer education policy, and guide schools in administrative roles.
As a corps member, you’ll teach in one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s 101 schools, using your background and leadership skills to drive students to academic success and transform lives.