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Apply to a Program the Easier Way

Get to know the application process for teaching programs, from getting a recommendation letter to testing and financial aid.

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Take the Stress Out of Applying

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Ready to find the perfect teaching program for you? We're here to help!

Before you apply

Every program is different, but the one you apply to should:

  • Be approved in the state where you want to teach.
  • Offer training for the specific subject and grade you want to teach.

It’s go time

Your application is a one-stop-shop for admissions officers to review your fit for their program, so remember to make your application materials stand out. Check out the resources on this page to get started.

Application Resources

  1. 1

    Find the right program

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    Want to find a great teaching program? Our Program Explorer lets you compare your options. Filter by region, teaching subject, tuition costs and more!

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    Write a stellar statement of purpose

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    Don’t be intimidated by writing a personal statement or statement of purpose. Bring your creativity and your reason for wanting to be an educator, then follow these six steps.

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    Get excellent recommendation letters


    You found a great teaching program and you’re excited to apply, but the program wants a letter of recommendation. You know you need to stand out from the crowd, but who do you ask? And how do you ask them?

    We’ve got you covered.


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    Ace the teaching tests

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    Over 40 states require the Praxis Subject Test to become a certified teacher. For some programs, you won’t take this test until you graduate; for others, you may need to test before you start.

    Whenever you're testing, our Praxis guide walks you through what to expect, plus study tips and resources.

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    Explore financial aid

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    You’ve got options to help pay for your teaching program. Search our national database of scholarships, grants and other financial aid.