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wolverinelove11
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Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby wolverinelove11 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:27 pm

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Re: Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby Transferthrowaway » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm

wolverinelove11 wrote:Are you required to enroll in a M.Ed. or Education graduate program through the local partnership university as a corps member?


From the gf, a rising 2nd year corp member: "If you are a new corps member in the city, they tell you the partner school you have to attend and to take 6 classes in order to get your secondary or primary certification. Once you are finished with your 1st year and certification, you're obligation for Teach for America is finished and you have the option of completing your masters degree (at the partner institution or transferring to another, probably better, school) or saying see ya."

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Re: Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby Corwin » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:53 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
wolverinelove11 wrote:Are you required to enroll in a M.Ed. or Education graduate program through the local partnership university as a corps member?


From the gf, a rising 2nd year corp member: "If you are a new corps member in the city, they tell you the partner school you have to attend and to take 6 classes in order to get your secondary or primary certification. Once you are finished with your 1st year and certification, you're obligation for Teach for America is finished and you have the option of completing your masters degree (at the partner institution or transferring to another, probably better, school) or saying see ya."

I think it depends on the state. My friend is a current corp member as well and all she had to do was attend some TFA training and take a standardized test in order to get certified. She's in a pretty high need state.

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Re: Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby Transferthrowaway » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:54 pm

Corwin wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:
wolverinelove11 wrote:Are you required to enroll in a M.Ed. or Education graduate program through the local partnership university as a corps member?


From the gf, a rising 2nd year corp member: "If you are a new corps member in the city, they tell you the partner school you have to attend and to take 6 classes in order to get your secondary or primary certification. Once you are finished with your 1st year and certification, you're obligation for Teach for America is finished and you have the option of completing your masters degree (at the partner institution or transferring to another, probably better, school) or saying see ya."

I think it depends on the state. My friend is a current corp member as well and all she had to do was attend some TFA training and take a standardized test in order to get certified. She's in a pretty high need state.


Could definitely be the case. This was for Chicago corps if that helps at all, OP.

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Re: Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby Corwin » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:55 pm

My friend is in MS.

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Re: Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby sarahlawg » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:25 pm

I didn't have to, but a significant number of CMs in my region got their masters. Not sure if they had to or not (different grade levels have different requirements).

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Re: Quick Q For TFA Alums

Postby sarahlawg » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:26 pm

Also, I don't believe you ever are required to do it through the university that TFA is affiliated with. It's just easier because you don't have to fulfill the normal entrance requirements of the program.




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