During your two years as a corps member in Kansas City, you will be working towards a teaching license by completing requirements from one of our university partners. For traditionally certified teachers and some early childhood corps members, this is optional.
Becoming Certified to Teach
Getting certified in Kansas City, Missouri, or Kansas City, Kansas, requires passing a content-based exam, completing a background check, and enrolling in and maintaining good standing in a university program.
All of our university partners offer a continuation of your certification program to attain a master’s degree. Some of these programs can be completed within your two years; however, some may take additional semesters to complete.
Teach For America Training
The summer before you begin teaching, Teach For America Kansas City hosts an induction training session. Here are some details about this year’s training:
- Kansas City’s regional induction typically takes place from the Tuesday after Memorial Day through the end of the week, immediately followed by summer institute in Houston, Texas, until the second week of July.
- During your week in Kansas City, you will learn our city’s history, meet some of our community stakeholders, and begin building relationships with each other and our second-year corps members and alumni.
We cover room and board during your week in Kansas City, but you are responsible for booking your travel to Kansas City, to institute, and back to Kansas City.
Estimated travel costs, depending on starting location, average $500 for air travel.