Make an impact on students and schools by seeking a teaching job in the beautiful state of Idaho.
Searching for the right teaching position in Idaho 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 communities in the state of Idaho.
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 Boise State University, local nonprofit organizations, and businesses around the state, 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.
Working in Idaho
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.
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 typically range from $30,000 to $32,000 in Idaho, 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. Read more about salary, benefits, and cost of living in Idaho.
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
As a TFA teacher in Idaho, you will have the option to pursue a master’s degree. To finance tuition, corps members typically use their AmeriCorps Education Awards and partial tuition reimbursement benefits from their district. Learn more about Idaho’s certification and training.
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, with a dedicated TFA Idaho support staff. 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 Idaho
Since 2015, TFA Idaho has grown into a connected and close-knit community of teachers. TFA Idaho corps members experience some of the highest levels of satisfaction and have a strong investment to students in Treasure Valley where they serve as classroom leaders.
TFA Idaho teachers work in Caldwell, Garden City, Homedale, and other rural communities in the state. Read more about these communities.
As a TFA teacher in Idaho, you’ll work alongside other committed education professionals who advocate for students, both in and out of the classroom. Join our community-wide effort to improve the present reality for students attending Idaho public schools by applying to Teach For America today.