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Apply to Teaching Programs

Ready to apply to a program? Wondering where to start? Make your application stand out with tools from TEACH.

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Take the Stress Out of Program Applications

1 on 1 coaching

TEACH can help, every step of the way.

Before you apply

Every program is different, but you should make sure that yours:

  • Is approved in your state (This is also called accreditation).
  • Offers certification in the specific subject and grade you want to teach.

It’s go time

Your program application is a one-stop-shop for admissions staff to get to know you—so it’s good to make your application stand out! Check out the resources on this page to get started.

Start your application

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    1. Explore programs

    The first step is to find the program or programs you want to apply to. The TEACH Program Explorer lets you explore options! Filter by state, teaching subject, tuition costs and more! 

    Find Programs
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    2. Write a stellar statement of purpose

    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!

    Get Essay Advice
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    3. Get top-notch recommendation letters

    So you found a great teaching program and you’re excited to apply—but the program wants references. 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.

    Get Recommendation Tips
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    4. Prepare for tests

    Depending on your program, you may need to take a test or two before you apply. The Praxis is the most common teaching test, used in over 40 states. We’ve got help for that too! 

    Our Praxis guide walks you through what to expect, how to prepare and where to find study tools and tricks.

    Get Test Prep Support
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    5. Explore financial aid

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

    Find Scholarships

What’s next

Teaching Program Costs & Financial Aid

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