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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 6,200 corps members in 50 regions, reaching more than 400,000 students in 2,500 schools.
While specific regional placement is not guaranteed, 80 percent of TFA's applicants are assigned to their most preferred location. We know that your personal location preferences are important. 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 U.S. citizenship, national/legal resident status, or be a DACA recipient. 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.
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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 $41,000. 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. Additional opportunities for funding include the University of Miami’s SEALED research project, which offers 90 percent tuition funding to current M-DCPS secondary teachers of core subjects.
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
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Teach For America’s Placement Process
TFA corps members teach in 50 regions. After applying and interviewing for TFA, you’ll have the opportunity to rank the regions where you prefer to teach.
Our placement process is designed to assign you to the region(s) you’re most interested in as best as possible, since we know that landing in a region that matches your priorities is important. A majority of applicants are placed in one of their top regional choices.
After applying, you must select and rank 10 TFA regions where you want to teach, one of which must be a region we’ve designated as “high priority.” Read more about our placement process.
Make an Impact in Miami-Dade
Since 2003, 1,430 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.
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