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Memphis is amazingly diverse in its music, politics, food, and more. There are distinct neighborhoods with local pride throughout the city, world-class parks and civic spaces, a thriving restaurant scene, and a wide range of museums and entertainment offerings. We’re ready to welcome you to our home, with its “grit and grind” spirit. Check out the considerations below to help you decide if the Memphis region is a good fit for you.

Eligibility Requirements

Teach For America Memphis corps members earn their teaching license directly through our program, with no outside classes or certification work required. To be eligible for certification through Teach For America Memphis, corps members must meet the following requirements:

  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree


We are proud to welcome and support DACA corps members at Teach For America Memphis. DACA corps members and alumni in Memphis teach in both district and charter schools.

LGBTQ Legal Protections

Learn more about LGBTQ employment protections in Tennessee.