Teach For America (TFA) has a long history of hiring Puget Sound graduates, and this year, the University of Puget Sound TFA recruiting manager is alumnus Sean Rice ’12! 

Sean will be on campus holding an information session on Tuesday, September 23  and will attend the 2014 Fall Career Fair on Thursday, October 30. He’s also available to answer any questions about the program and application process—feel free to reach out to him: Sean.Rice@teachforamerica.org.

Sean asked CES to send the following message to graduating seniors in particular, but all Puget Sound students are invited to learn more about TFA:

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America.  These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities.  Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
  • Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 48 regions
  • All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL (English Language Learners) and Special Education
  • Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Possible Americorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
  • DACA recipients are eligible to apply.Learn more here.

For additional information, explore the TFA website and youtube channel.

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply


For information about other featured employers and recruiting activities, keep an eye on the CESblog and join the CES LinkedIn Group! There will be new employer-related content throughout the year.
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