Teach for America
The Partnership between Teach for America and UMSL COE

Corps Members Help Build a Better Future in Missouri

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.
Teach for America

Teach for America, Kansas City

Teach For America is working with schools, community partners, and the State to ensure we have leadership necessary at every level to provide all students in Kansas City with the educational opportunities they deserve.

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Teach for America, St. Louis

Teach For America is part of a community working to expand opportunity for children growing up in poverty in St. Louis. We are cultivating a landscape where change can take root and our city can once again prosper.

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Info for CMs Who Began in 2015

Corp Members who begin their degree/certification programs at UMSL in Fall 2015 will be guided by caring, knowledgeable advisors as they complete an innovative online curriculum.


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Info for CMs Who Began in 2014

Corp Members who started their degree/certification programs at UMSL in Fall 2014 continue to recieve high-quality advising and meaningful, relevant learning experiences.


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Slideshow: 2015 Kick-Off
2015 Gallery
Photos of the 2015 induction events.
Slideshow: 2014 Kick-Off
2014 Gallery
Scenes from the Summer of 2014.
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