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How does Teach For America determine regional and subject placement?

Teach For America uses the following key factors in determining your placement: availability of teaching positions across the nation for the upcoming school year; subject and grade-level needs of our district partners; district hiring requirements, including undergraduate coursework credits required for each position and regional certification requirements; your regional and teaching subject preferences.

While we work hard to place you in one of your preferred regions, teacher placement is ultimately designed to maximize your impact on student outcomes. Because of the nature of our mission, we must consider where the needs for certain teachers are greatest and also ensure that you’re legally eligible to teach in a region. We encourage you to be open to a variety of placement options.

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