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Looking to teach in a warm, vibrant community? Explore teaching jobs in Miami-Dade, a region full of diversity, culture, innovation, and opportunity.

Are you interested in a teaching position in Miami-Dade this upcoming school year? 

With Teach For America (TFA), you’ll have a unique opportunity to make an impact in students’ lives and serve the Miami-Dade community. TFA welcomes applicants from a variety of backgrounds, such as college grads, professionals looking to make a career change, and experienced teachers. 

Discover Teach For America’s Approach

TFA recruits outstanding leaders from all backgrounds and career sectors to become TFA “corps members,” who commit to teaching for two years as full-time salaried employees of local public schools. Corps members confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids, and many 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 local universities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses around Miami-Dade, 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.

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.

Redefine Your Career

Learn more about teaching in Miami-Dade, and apply to teach as part of the Teach For America corps today.



Working in Miami-Dade

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.

Salary and Benefits 

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. The starting salary for new teachers in Miami-Dade is $47,717. 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. 

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 corps member in Miami-Dade, you may choose to pursue a masters through university partnerships like Johns Hopkins or the University of Miami.

To finance tuition, corps members typically use their AmeriCorps Education Awards and partial tuition reimbursement benefits from their district. 

Learn more about certification and training in Miami-Dade

After Your Two-Year Commitment With TFA 

You may choose to stay in the classroom for additional years of teaching after your two-year commitment to being in the corps. 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 Miami-Dade’s support staff. Learn more about life after the corps

Teach For America’s Placement Process

TFA places corps members in over 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 Miami-Dade 

Since 2003, more than 1,400 corps members  have served over 200,000 students in Miami-Dade region. Miami-DadeMiami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is the nation’s fourth largest public school district. Corps members are placed across 35 public schools within the district that are located in the neighborhoods of Homestead, Miami Gardens, Little Haiti, West Little River, Overtown, Liberty City, and North Miami.

As a corps member, you’ll use your background and leadership skills to drive students to academic success and transform lives.

Learn more about the Miami-Dade region, and start your application to join the work today.

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Apply Today

Make an impact on students. Apply to be a corps member with Teach For America today.