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TFA Logo The UMSL College of Education has been a University Partner with Teach For America since 2006. Teach For America has a mission “to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.”

TFA recruits outstanding recent college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Last year, over 25,000 individuals applied to join Teach for America. Approximately 175 TFA corps members are placed in the Kansas City and St. Louis regions each year. As the University Partner, UMSL provides corps members with the necessary coursework to earn teacher certification in two years. Most corps members complete additional coursework and earn a Master's degree in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.



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Testimonials

Caitlin McCartney

Caitlin McCartney
Chemistry - Alta Vista Charter High School

I have liked UMSL because it gives teachers a way to connect outside the classroom, and trade tips and ideas to help our students reach their full potential.
Talia Halfon

Talia Halfon
Elementary Teacher - Pathway Academy

My UMSL professors are always available to support my academic success in anyway they can.
Mariam Siddiqui-Din

Mariam Siddiqui-Din
Special Education - Alta Vista Charter High

I love the flexibility of the program, it challenges me but makes learning fun and practical. I am also able to apply what I am learning in my classroom each week.
Emily Berglund

Emily Berglund
Science - Northeast Middle School

My experience with all of the professors at UMSL has been fantastic! As a first year teacher, I appreciated their kindness and helpfulness in making the rigorous online master’s program achievable.
Christin Mitchell

Christin Mitchell
Middle School Language Arts - Northeast Middle School

I like UMSL because my instructors care.
Jennifer Gaskill

Jennifer Gaskill
2017 Graduate - Master’s degree in Secondary Education

I am so proud.