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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.

  • Government/Nonprofit organization
  • New Haven, CT
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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.

Julian Serrao

Teach For America - Connecticut
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  • 24 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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You will lead a classroom in Bridgeport or Hartford. You will work in partnership with colleagues, families and community members to go beyond traditional expectations and have a profound impact on your students’ academic and personal growth. TFA corps members teach a multitude of PK-12 subjects, including Elementary (both bilingual and non-bilingual), Secondary Science, Secondary Math, Secondary English and Secondary Spanish. In addition to the impact you’ll have on your students, you will gain context, clarity and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field you choose.

  • 24 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Sep. 04, 2021
  • Oct. 16, 2021
  • Dec. 04, 2021
  • Jan. 29, 2022
  • Mar. 05, 2022
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Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
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.

Loan Forgiveness

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
Bilingual Education, Elementary, Grades 1-6
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
For more information, visit: Admissions

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Two-Year Continuum of Teacher and Leadership Development

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

  • Mentoring and Coaching

  • Commitment to Improvement

Total Enrollment
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
Entry GPA Med
Program Completers
Acceptance Rate
  • Male
  • Female
  • 41%
  • 59%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 17%
  • 13%
  • 14%
  • 0%
  • 45%
  • 11%
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