Teach For America - Connecticut
Teach For America works in partnership with urban and rural communities in more than 50 regions across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, Teach For America is a force of 56,000 alumni and corps members committed to profound systemic change. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, they’re reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, to grow, to influence and to lead. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.
I joined TFA because of the mission. I believe in equality and that all kids deserve an excellent education. I also knew that TFA would prepare me to excel at whatever I decided to do afterward. I knew TFA would be an experience that I would benefit from for a lifetime.
Alternate Route to Certification
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Teach For America - Connecticut have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Teach For America - Connecticut to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
You can apply for financial aid to assist in your transition to Teach For America.
Teach For America partners with AmeriCorps. For eligible members of Teach For America, enrollment in AmeriCorps allows for members to access a federally-funded Education Award. Learn more: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award
Salary While Still Enrolled
45,000-50,000 Teach For America corps members are hired by local schools and are compensated as employees. Salary begins at $45,000.
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12
Spanish, Grades 7-12
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races