Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals - of all academic majors and career backgrounds - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Our corps members become lifelong leaders in the effort to make a great education, and the opportunities that come with it, a reality for all students.
Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities. Our corps members possess skills and experiences from their work, leadership, and academic backgrounds that are invaluable in affecting change in their classrooms.
Teach For America will prepare you for the corps during a rigorous pre-service summer training program, place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public school, and support you with coaching and ongoing professional development resources throughout your two years to help you achieve success in your classroom and beyond.
As a Teach For America corps member, you will:
-Take on an intense personal challenge to address educational inequity in your classroom.
-Develop leadership, communication, management, and problem solving skills, among others.
-Set an ambitious vision of your students' academic success and invest them and their families in working hard toward that vision.
-Go above and beyond traditional expectations in order to help your students excel academically.
-Plan purposefully, execute effectively, and work relentlessly to ensure that students growing up in low-income communities are given the educational opportunity they deserve.
-Develop lasting relationships and build a network of colleagues and friends that will provide you with support both during your corps experience and for many years to come.
-Bachelor's degree by June 2012
-Minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA
-Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
-Candidates of all backgrounds, academic majors, and career interests encouraged to apply
-No educational coursework or certification required to apply
Apply at www.teachforamerica.org/apply.