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Explore personal considerations to help you decide if the Massachusetts region is a good fit for you.

Teach For America Massachusetts partners with districts and schools across the commonwealth. Our region is divided into three distinct sub-regions, each with their own character, challenges, and opportunities. All three regions are dynamic, exciting places to make your mark in the fight for educational equity.

Eligibility Requirements

Corps members in Massachusetts must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior teaching certificates are only accepted if from a program that has reciprocity with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Candidates will need to call DESE and share their specific program and context, and the department will ultimately determine eligibility for reciprocity.


The Massachusetts region does place corps members with DACA status. We do not share DACA status with our school or district partners.

LGBTQ+ Legal Protections

Learn more about LGBTQ employment protections in Massachusetts.

Community Supports

There are many ways to be active in the Massachusetts alumni community!

Whether you’re looking to help organize or attend a thoughtful dialogue or speaker eventfind a mission-aligned volunteer opportunity, or simply connect with others who share your interests or identity, our dynamic alumni groups offer many great ways to stay involved.

Led by alumni volunteers and supported by the regional staff, these groups are also a fantastic way to build connections as you grow your network here in Massachusetts.

The Collective

The mission of the Massachusetts Collective is to build a lasting network of leaders who will change the face of leadership in the state and our organization by leveraging the strengths, expertise, and cultural backgrounds of Teach For America’s community of color in the fight for racial justice.

Join our Facebook group and contact us at to learn more.

Massachusetts Alumni Advisory Board

The Alumni Advisory Board is a group of alumni volunteers committed to building an enduring, connected community among Teach For America alumni in Massachusetts. The board organizes social events, service projects, and professional networking opportunities.

The board is always looking for alumni to lend their energy, insights, and ideas to their efforts to build a strong community in Massachusetts! If you’d like to learn more, please contact


Prism Massachusetts is dedicated to ensuring that schools are inclusive of LGBTQ students and educators. To accomplish this, we develop leaders, build community, and advocate for educational equity.

Join our Facebook group or sign up to join our mailing list.

Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.

To learn more about LEE’s work in Massachusetts, contact Peter Newman, Regional Director, Massachusetts at