Teach For America - Connecticut
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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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Teach For America - Connecticut
24 months
Program Duration
Program Format
Combination of In-person and online lessons
Jan. 31, 2020
Application Deadlines
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Application Deadlines
Feb. 28, 2020
Mar. 01, 2020
Sep. 13, 2020
Oct. 18, 2020
Information is subject to change
Program Info

What You’ll Do 
You will lead a classroom in Bridgeport, Hartford or New Haven, Connecticut. 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 subjects from pre-K through grade 12, including (but not limited to) science, math, computer science, humanities, language arts, English, reading, special education, Spanish/bilingual education, ESL, history, social studies and many more. 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. 

What You’ll Get
Throughout your two years in the corps, you will have access to an unparalleled resource and support network, including ongoing training and development. After your initial summer training, you’ll be hired by a school district in your placement region and receive the same salary and benefits as other beginning teachers. As a TFA alum, you will have a diverse network of colleagues ready to support and lead alongside you. You’ll also gain access to numerous graduate school and employer partnerships who value the leadership and experience gained during the corps, and will position you to continue your impact and accelerate your leadership trajectory.

Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
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Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

You can apply for financial aid to assist in your transition to Teach For America and your first paycheck in September of the academic year.

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

Teach For America corps members are hired by local schools and are compensated as employees by their school. Salary begins in the mid $40,000s.

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Grade Level
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
Subject Area(s)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Language Arts
  • French Language
  • Social Studies/History
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Spanish Language
  • General Education
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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
  • 35%
  • 65%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 1%
  • 8%
  • 17%
  • 15%
  • 2%
  • 51%
  • 8%
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