Teach for America application is now open!

Join the boldest and most innovative hand-raisers of your generation as a corps member with Teach For America. For two years, you will teach in one of America’s classrooms, fueling your students’ brilliance and opening a future of limitless possibilities.

Teach for America is listed in the top 20 employers for Yale College graduates. See more stats here.

Where You’ll Work

Corps members teach in locations across the country where help is needed most. Our placement process is designed to match your personal location preferences with the needs of our regions. Learn more here.

Your Training and Development

Teaching will push you to grow as a leader, creator, and collaborator. Your students will broaden your perspective on the challenges impacting their lives and the possibilities for change. 

You’ll grow alongside them and find new ways to challenge the status quo together. The skills, perspective, and connections you’ll gain will open pathways in any career you choose. Learn more here.

Salary & Benefits

  • Full-time employment by school or district
  • Full salary and benefits
  • Financial aid opportunities
  • Learn more here


Prerequisites for Applying

  • Bachelor’s degree by the first day of training
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Citizen, National/Legal Resident, or DACA Status

Application Process

  1. Submit Your Application
  2. Attend an Interview
  3. Submit your Preferences
  4. Accept your Offer
Submit your Application bySept 2Oct 21Feb 10
Learn if you’re invited to an interviewSept 12Oct 31Feb 21
Attend your interviewSept 26-30Nov 14-18Mar 6-10
Learn your admissions decisionOct 18Dec 7Mar 24
Accept or decline your offerOct 18-31Dec 7-16Mar 24-Apr 7

The Office of Career Strategy posts job listings for the convenience of students. The University does not endorse or recommend employers and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The University explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The University is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. All concerns and issues related to job and/or internship opportunities, including those posted within the Yale Career Link, should be addressed promptly via email to the Office of Career Strategy. 

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations