Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high:need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. This fall more than 10,000 corps members will be teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit teachforamerica and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Why join us?
Today in the United States, 9 year olds living in low:income communities are, on average, already three grade levels behind their high income peers. About half won't graduate from high school, and those that do will perform on average at an eighth:grade level. For the over 15 million children growing up in poverty today, these disparities severely limit opportunities in life. You have the power to change this.
Teach For America enlists a diverse corps of leaders who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our corps members use their numerous skills and experiences from their varied work, leadership, and academic backgrounds to effect change in their classroom and help break the cycle of inequity that prevents students from fulfilling their potential.
Two year commitment. Full salary and benefits.All academic and career backgrounds. Click the apply now button to learn more about our program and the application timeline and process. The first application deadline for the 2013 corps is coming up on August 24th.
What you will do
Take on an intense personal challenge to address educational inequity in your classroom.
Attend a rigorous pre:service summer training program designed to build upon and translate your professional skills into your role as a teacher
Participate in ongoing professional development and an alternative teacher certification program to ensure your success as a full:time teacher and beyond
Set an ambitious vision for your students' academic success, plan purposely, and work relentlessly alongside colleagues and others committed to improving academic outcomes in your school
After the corps, remain an advocate for increased opportunities for students in low:income communities, regardless of career path
Where and what you will teach
Corps members teach across all subjects and grade levels (pre:K through 12).
We currently place corps members in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, including Tulsa, OK. You will indicate your preference for regions if you are invited to a final interview. We work to meet your preferences while balancing school di