Why do I want to work for Teach for America?
New corps members share why they became teachers with Teach For America. Although they have different motivations, all share in common is a belief in the power of education, a passion for working with kids, and a desire to make the world a more equitable place.
Is it hard to get into Teach for America?
TFA is a fairly prestigious and selective program (for the past several years, fewer than 15% of applicants were admitted, a lower acceptance rate than that of Harvard Law School). It can be an incredible way to start teaching in a high needs school, but it’s also really hard, and not the right fit for everyone.
Why is Teach for America so prestigious?
Teach For America became prestigious for a number of reasons. The single most important idea associated with the founding of Teach For America is that there should be a public service-oriented competitor to investment banks and consulting firms, the places top graduates were flocking to in the late ’80s (and since).
Is Teach for America paid?
You are not an employee of Teach for America, nor are you paid by TFA. You’ll be paid the same as other beginning teachers working for the same employer. Salaries typically range from $33,000 to $58,000, depending on where you teach. You can compare regional salaries with our Compare Regions tool.
What happens after Teach for America?
Approximately 80 percent of TFA alumni work in careers that have an impact on the education system or low-income communities, including more than 15,000 alumni who work as pre-K through 12th-grade teachers. Alumni represent a variety of fields and sectors.
How do you qualify for Teach for America?
In order to be considered for admission to the TFA corps, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and U.S. citizenship, national/legal resident status, or be a DACA recipient.
What does Teach For America look for?
Seeking: Leaders who believe in the potential of all kids and are committed to making it happen. Sound like you? Copied! While Teach For America alumni and corps members come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, our network is united by the belief that all students deserve an excellent education.
Can I become a teacher with a 2.0 GPA?
For most teacher education programs, you need a particular GPA to apply for the program. That means that the grades you get in general classes could prevent you from taking teacher education classes. I’ve found that most schools require at least a 2.75, but the exact GPA varies.
Are teachers really smart?
For the most part, teachers range from average to highly intelligent. In general they understand a subject because they have studied it over and over. Overall the average teacher would be somewhat smarter than the average person.