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Those living in greater Cleveland enjoy superb culture, recreation, and entertainment at a relatively low cost of living. Below are some other considerations to help you decide if the Greater Cleveland region is a good fit for you.

Eligibility Requirements

Corps members need to meet the following requirements to obtain their teaching license:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  2. Maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0
  3. Pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators subject area exams that match their subject assignment from TFA prior to their first day of teaching
  4. Successfully complete Teach For America Institute Training
  5. Maintain active membership in Teach For America
  6. Pass an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and FBI criminal background check

LGBTQ Legal Protections

The state of Ohio prohibits discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation. Learn more about LGBTQ legal protections in Ohio.