Teach for America

Canisius College and Teach For America (TFA) believe that all children should receive an excellent education.  We also share a mutual vision of how quality teacher preparation can directly lead to improved academic outcomes.  As a result, TFA has chosen Canisius College as the exclusive Buffalo partner to recruit, educate, and support corps members to become highly qualified teachers. 

Corps members are full time teachers of record who complete two required courses each semester, which will make them eligible for an initial teacher’s license in the state of New York and the Master’s Degree in Education.

Corps members benefit from school mentors and Canisius mentors who assist them in their first years of teaching and provide the support and expertise needed to become skilled beginning teachers.

Corps members may pursue New York State certification in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education or Adolescent Education with certification options in Students with Disabilities, TESOL, and Bilingual Education.

More information is available on Teach for America's website.


Only TFA members assigned to teach in the Buffalo area are eligible to apply to the Canisius/TFA partnership program in Buffalo.