Be a part of the collective, community-wide effort to improve education in Milwaukee by seeking a teaching job in this diverse and cosmopolitan city.
Searching for the right teaching position in Milwaukee for the school year?
Consider joining Teach For America (TFA). Whether you’re making a career change, have taught for years, or are just graduating from collect, TFA is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make an impact in students’ lives and serve the Milwaukee community.
Teach For America’s Approach
Teach For America recruits outstanding leaders from all backgrounds and career sectors—these leaders become corps members, committing to teaching for two years. During your time in the corps, you’ll be a full-time, salaried employee of local public schools, confronting both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. Many corps members choose to 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 such as Alverno College, nonprofit organizations, and businesses around Milwaukee, corps members receive initial training, ongoing professional development, and access to an unparalleled resource and support network.
Teach For America 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.
Redefine Your Career
Working in Milwaukee
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.
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. Salaries range between $35,000 and $45,000 for new teachers in Milwaukee.
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. Read more on Salary and Benefits.
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
Corps members in the Teach For America Milwaukee region enroll in a two-year certification program at Alverno College for a reduced price. If you already have your teaching certification, you can enroll in a master's program through Alverno College based on your teaching area.
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 Milwaukee.
After Two Years
After your two-year commitment with TFA, you may choose to stay in the classroom for additional years of teaching. 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 Milwaukee support staff. Learn more about life after the corps.
Alumni in the area
Alumni school leaders
Our 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 Milwaukee
Since 2009, Teach For America corps members have been working alongside other community organizations to change the status quo of education in this mid-sized city stretching along Lake Michigan.
As a corps member, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a public school district that serves more than 75,000 students. Teach For America corps members also teach in charter and voucher schools.