Prepare for each stage of the admissions process and present your best self on your corps member application. The online application is your first opportunity to tell us about your accomplishments, experiences, and interest in Teach For America. You will upload your resume and respond to a short-answer question. Read about ways to improve your online application. Many applicants choose to meet with a recruiter so they get more personalized information about what to expect in the application process and as a corps member. You can also check out our stories , which frequently feature articles about corps members, alumni, students, and others in the TFA community.
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Elizabeth Venechuk, a third grade teacher at Powell Elementary School and Teach for America participant, teaches a math lesson in Washington in In , when Wendy Kopp proposed the idea in her senior thesis at Princeton of quickly training outstanding college graduates to teach in high-poverty schools for at least two years, her adviser told her she was "quite evidently deranged. Kopp ultimately earned an A on her thesis, but when it comes to learning from her organization's experience, the education field deserves a big, fat F. Along the way, it has generated a great deal of research about how to improve the teacher training and selection strategies that are commonly used today. Yet the reaction from the education establishment remains one of intense hostility, which echoes through state capitals, Washington and even the courts, where lawsuits have been filed to curtail the use of TFA teachers.
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Present your best self with these top tips for submitting your resume on your Teach For America application. Your online application is the first opportunity you get to share more about yourself and your interest in Teach For America. Since your resume is such a critical part of your application, we encourage all applicants to review our tips on how to make your resume the best it can be.
Biggers says that of 15 to 20 Harvard friends who applied to Teach for America, only three or four got in. Biggers said. Carlson said.