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While Phoenix delivers on all the big-city amenities—coffee shops, great food, nightlife, four professional sports teams—the city also offers plenty of outdoor activities, with hiking and camping in the beautiful Desert Southwest accessible by a short 45-minute drive from the city center. And—it’s hard to beat a sunny, 75 degree Phoenix day in January!

Eligibility Requirements

  • GPA: TFA-Phoenix corps members must graduate from their undergraduate institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to enroll in the required Arizona State University (ASU) InMAC master’s program. Some exceptions may be made for GPAs that fall just below 3.0.
  • Citizenship status: Teach For America Phoenix corps members must be U.S. citizens, nationals, legal permanent residents, or DACA recipients.
  • Are prior teaching certificates accepted? Possibly. Incoming Teach For America Phoenix corps members with valid out-of-state teaching certificates may be able to apply for reciprocity.

DACA

As of 7/26/18, Teach for America Phoenix is able to place corps members with DACA status in our partner schools. Please email casey.parks@teachforamerica.org for an update.

LGBTQ Legal Protections

HOUSING

State does not prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

EMPLOYMENT

State does not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS

State does not prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING

State does not have a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

EDUCATION

State does not have a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

State has neither a ban on insurance exclusions for transgender healthcare nor does it provide transgender-inclusive health benefits to state employees.

CONVERSION THERAPY

This state has no restrictions on so-called "conversion therapy."