Make an impact on students and schools by seeking a teaching job in the vibrant and expanding city of San Antonio, Texas.
Searching for the right teaching position in San Antonio for the school year?
Teach For America (TFA) could be a great option for you. Whether you’ve taught for several years, you’re making a career change into education, or if you’re just graduating from college, TFA is a unique opportunity to make an impact in students’ lives and serve the San Antonio community.
Teach For America’s Approach
TFA recruits outstanding leaders from all backgrounds and career sectors to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years, where they are full, salaried employees of local public schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. Many 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 the Teacher Orientation and Preparation Program (TOPP), local nonprofit organizations, and businesses around the state, corps members receive initial training, ongoing professional development, and access to an unparalleled resource and support network.
TFA has more than 7,000 corps members in 51 regions, reaching more than 400,000 students in 2,500 schools.
While specific regional placement is not guaranteed, 80 percent of TFAs 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.
Working in San Antonio
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 typically range from $50,000 to $52,000 in San Antonio, depending on the grade and subject level you teach.
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 about 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
Although TFA San Antonio does not currently offer a sponsored master’s degree program, some corps members successfully pursue a degree program independently. San Antonio corps members earn Texas teacher certification after one year through TOPP, a State Board of Educator Certification-approved alternative route to teacher certification
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 San Antonio support staff. Learn more about life after the corps.
TFA corps members and alumni currently in San Antonio
Our Placement Process
TFA corps members teach in 51 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 San Antonio
For nearly ten years, Teach For America has developed into a strong and innovative community of leaders in this booming Texas city. San Antonio corps members and alumni are consistently recognized among the top performing educators within San Antonio, and several alumni have evolved into school leadership roles.
Additionally, TFA has been a voice for change in the San Antonio area by reframing city discourse on the roots of educational inequity and lifting the messages of educational experts to decision-makers in the community. These efforts have shaped the turnaround efforts of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) Superintendent and shaped the way the city allocates funds.
As a TFA teacher in San Antonio, you’ll work alongside other committed professionals who are advocating for students. Join our community-wide effort to improve the present reality for students attending public schools in San Antonio by applying to Teach For America today.