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Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA corps members. Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they're employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. We recruit outstanding and diverse leaders early in their careers and ask them to make a commitment that begins with two years of teaching in a public school, partnering with children and families most impacted by educational inequity. We seek people who have the values and experiences necessary to expand opportunity and access for children. Among the leadership traits we look for are a deep belief in the potential of every child, a strong record of achievement and perseverance in the face of challenges. Since 1990, more than 60,000 extraordinary leaders have joined TFA. They’ve brought energy and imagination into classrooms in rural and urban communities. Today, half of the corps identify as people of color and half come from low-income backgrounds. More than 1,000 corps members and alumni were themselves taught by a TFA corps member when they were students. After two years, corps members become part of the TFA alumni network. Informed and inspired by their students, many continue teaching; others pursue other leadership roles in schools and school systems or launch careers in other fields that shape educational access and opportunity. 

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  • Dallas , TX
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Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth
12 months
Program Duration

Offline & Online
Coursework Format
February 1st, 2019
Application Deadlines
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March 1st, 2019
December 5th, 2019
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Program Info

Teach For America (TFA) recruits outstanding and diverse leaders early in their careers and asks them to make a commitment that begins with two years of teaching in a public school, partnering with children and families most impacted by educational inequity. TFA seeks people who have the values and experiences necessary to expand opportunity and access for children. Among the leadership traits TFA looks for are a deep belief in the potential of every child, a strong record of achievement and perseverance in the face of challenges. Since 1990, more than 60,000 extraordinary leaders have joined TFA. They’ve brought energy and imagination into classrooms in rural and urban communities. Today, half of the corps identify as people of color and half come from low-income backgrounds. More than 1,000 corps members and alumni were themselves taught by a TFA corps member when they were students. We provide corps members with initial training, ongoing professional development and access to an unparalleled resource and support network. Today, more than 7,000 corps members reach more than 400,000 students in 2,500 schools across America. They teach all grade levels and subject areas. TFA is among the largest and most diverse sources of educators serving schools in low-income communities, and among the largest sources of STEM teachers. Since launching in 2009 in Dallas-Fort Worth, we have recruited over 1,400 diverse leaders to our communities. This year, Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth is fueling progress for more than 65,000 students every day.

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Tuition & Fees
$5,000
In State Tuition
$0
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Description
$5,000
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Teach For America is an Americorps program. Eligible participants will receive an award of approximately $5,000 for each year of service. The majority of corps member choose to use their first Americorps award to cover the cost of their certification, which covers all out of pocket costs for earning your Texas teacher certification.

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Grade Level
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
Specialty
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
  • Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Subject Area(s)
  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies/History
  • Math
  • Science

Applicant Info

By joining Teach For America, you will lead alongside a powerful network of 53,000 leaders from all backgrounds and sectors. Like you, they are driven by their own ambition and passion to change our country and empower the next generation. There is no one perfect fit for Teach For America. Corps members come from more than 700 universities, represent dozens of college majors and fields, and have varied experiences that contribute to their success in the classroom. What connects them are common mind-sets, skills, and work styles. Corps members' unique backgrounds make TFA diverse and give you an unparalleled opportunity to grow as a leader.

To help ease the transition from college or your current job into the corps, Teach For America offers need-based transitional funding packages to eligible corps members. You can apply for a need-based transitional funding package at the time of your final interview and again after being admitted to the corps. Details and deadlines are provided on the application. You may also be eligible for additional financial benefits and discounts. Partnerships with AmeriCorps, education-related companies, and private retailers make these incentives possible for Teach For America corps members and alumni. As a Teach For America corps member, you will be a full-time, salaried employee of your school district, charter school, or other employer. Your salary and benefits will be the same as other beginning teachers working for the same employer. Starting Salaries in Teach For America – Dallas–Fort Worth range from $46,000 - $51,000.

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Total Enrollment
3.50
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
2.50
Entry GPA Med
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