Why Choose Greater Cleveland?
What You Need to Know
Becoming Certified to Teach
In April 2011, the State of Ohio passed a law that made it possible for Teach For America corps members to obtain a resident educator license in to teach in Ohio. According to this law, corps members need to meet the following requirements to obtain their teaching license:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0
- Pass an examination prescribed by the state board in the subject area to be taught
- Successfully complete the summer training institute operated by Teach For America
- Maintain active membership in Teach For America.
To be eligible for hire by our placement partners, corps members need to be considered Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) under state law. Meeting all the components of the criteria listed above, and successfully obtaining a resident educator license, will result in qualifying you as a Highly Qualified Teacher.
Greater Cleveland corps members will need to take certification exams (determined individually according to placement assignments) in order to earn their certification.
Master's Degree Option
You will have the option to earn a master’s degree in urban teaching through Cleveland State University. This program will take two years to complete.
Placement School Locations
Subjects And Grade Levels
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
Ohio City is a historic neighborhood that has recently been revitalized by a group of artisan entrepreneurs and is home to over 90 nonprofits. Residents enjoy walking along the tree-lined streets crowded with unique shops and businesses. Anchored by the West Side Market and filled with nationally acclaimed bars and restaurants, there is always plenty to do (and eat) in Ohio City.