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Teach for America offers a comprehensive benefits package including: health, flexible spending accounts, retirement, life/accident insurance, and financial advising. Visit https://www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-benefits for a more detailed explanation of these benefits.

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Teach for America takes into account three main factors for determining what and where you will teach: need and opportunity, qualification requirements, and your preferences. We work hard to ensure the placement you are assigned is a good fit. To get more information about the placement process visit our website: https://www.teachforamerica.org/join-tfa/leading-classroom/what-where-youll-teach.

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Lack of support and training from the organization

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Summer Institute is broken up between those who teach grades 9-12 and those who teach grades K-8. Teachers spend 4 weeks teaching with 4 other teachers in a room with 8-10 students. Teachers are broken up into groups of 20-25 and have a team leader who oversees their "training."

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You start about 2 weeks after the position is offered

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Yes, you must have at least a Bachelor's degree

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No, you may earn your teacher certification through the process of being a corps member

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No, but you do need a bachelors degree. All states who participate with TFA have different expectations.

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When you apply to be a Teach for America corps member you are able to provide you preferences for teaching regions. You can find a more detailed explanation of the placement process here:

https://www.teachforamerica.org/join-tfa/leading-classroom/what-where-youll-teach

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Teach for America is mission driven and focused on creating a culture that embodies our core values. The culture focuses on diversity, respect & humility, team, leadership, and transformational change. Learn more: https://www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa.

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