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One of the best things about working and living in and around our nation’s capital is the deep culture that bind the people of our region together.

Whether you enjoy eating at historical restaurants, visiting some of the world’s best museums, or exploring the various neighboring cities and towns, the D.C. area is an excellent place to be inspired. Below are some things to consider when choosing the D.C. Region.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to teach in D.C., you must have at least a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA. In order to teach in Maryland, you must have a 2.7 cumulative undergraduate GPA. A bachelor's degree is required for certification. As a result, we will not accept a transcript without a degree conferral date.

Teacher certification is a requirement for all Teach For America D.C. Region corps members. If you already hold a teaching license from another state, we will work with you to achieve reciprocity in the District of Columbia or Maryland.

LGBTQ Legal Protections

Washington, D.C., and Maryland prohibit employers from discriminating against any employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Virginia prohibits employers from discriminating against public employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Community Supports

As an inclusive and supportive community, Teach For America D.C. Region engages with several local and national boards to inform our programming. Learn more.

  • PRISM provides support for members of the LGBTQ community
  • The Collective DC is a network of Teach For America corps members, alumni, and staff of color in the Metropolitan DC region.
  • The Young Alumni Bridge works to form a social/professional network among  young alumni in the D.C. area and bridge the gap of the post-TFA corps member experience
  • Nationally, we engage with the Latinx, Black, and AAPI Community Alliances.