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Are all corps members certified at the end of their two-year commitments?

Teach For America is not specifically a certification or graduate education program. However, depending on your region, you may earn your certification after teaching for two years.

In most regions, you will be required to work towards certification while teaching by paying for and completing coursework and exams.

In other regions, you may not be required to become fully certified, but to continue teaching for two years, you will be required to complete and pay for some coursework or to attend professional development programs.

Several of our regions have established partnerships with universities to facilitate your work toward certification and/or master’s degrees. These programs vary from site to site and year to year. Some may be offered at reduced cost.

Visit the regional sites you are interested in and check each region’s Teaching Here page for more information about certification requirements.