Teaching Here

Teaching Here

What You Need to Know


Salaries range from $42,000 to $48,600




Johns Hopkins University


One year

Becoming Certified to Teach

  • Overview
  • Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
  • Is a master's degree required?
  • Which universities do you partner with?

Certification is obtained in one year through Teach For America's required training and coursework with our university partner, Johns Hopkins University. Certification coursework costs approximately $6,000. The majority of this cost can be covered by the AmeriCorps grant money that most corps members receive.

Master's Degree Option

Corps members have the option of pursuing a Master of Science in Education degree through our partnership with Johns Hopkins University, as well. The master’s program can be completed during the 2-year corps commitment. The eight credits of JHU certification coursework that corps members earn during year one counts toward the master’s degree. The approximate cost of the JHU master’s program is $23,000. The out of pocket cost can be reduced to approximately $12,000 by using AmeriCorps grant money.



Johns Hopkins University.

Placement School Locations

Subjects And Grade Levels


  • Elementary
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Math
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies
  • General Science
  • Physics

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
Estimated Start Up and Certification Costs