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Teach For America - 2020 Corps

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  • drehalldrehall 14 replies0 threads New Member
    Accepted to New York!!!
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  • drehalldrehall 14 replies0 threads New Member
    Accepted to New York!!!
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  • TFA2020TFA2020 27 replies0 threads Junior Member
    What subjects were y’all assigned to? I was assigned to teach special education in Greater Boston. I’m hoping to change my subject placement if possible, because I wanted to join so TFA could pay for a certification for teaching high school
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  • drehalldrehall 14 replies0 threads New Member
    It says I had Biology 7-12, Special Education 7-12.. is that two placements? I’m not fully sure. I’m happy with Biology though, and hoping to do Biology 7-9th grade
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  • 20Hello2020Hello20 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Mine is Elementary ! Not my first choice but still excited
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  • drehalldrehall 14 replies0 threads New Member
    Is anyone planning on accepting the offer yet? I'm pretty certain I am going to do so.
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  • tfheyyyytfheyyyy 23 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I got accepted to teach middle grades w/ English emphasis in Greater Philadelphia!
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  • Sbennett9291Sbennett9291 13 replies0 threads New Member
    I put in my re-assignment request, so if I get re-assigned then I'll be accepting. If not, I'm declining.
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  • TFA0128TFA0128 26 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I am also declining if I don't get reassigned. I guess we shall see.
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  • TFA2020TFA2020 27 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I'm leaning towards declining right now, but I'm not sure yet. I'm very apprehensive about working in special education with just 5 weeks of training, and I'm a little scared about being placed in a charter school / the things I'm seeing about TFA being an arm of the charter school movement... guess I should've learned this stuff earlier, but we will see lol.
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  • drehalldrehall 14 replies0 threads New Member
    @tfa2020 do you have any other assignment or was it only special education? I was told today that though I am assigned to Biology & Special Education, it's not that I'll be teaching Special Education, but that I'll need the certification as some general classes have students who qualify as SPED in them as well (this includes students with ADD, Dyslexia, etc). So, the certification in SPED is needed so that you can properly engage with all the students in your classroom. So if SPED is not your only placement, it could be a similar situation to mine.
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  • Sbennett9291Sbennett9291 13 replies0 threads New Member
    @TFA0128 Where did you get assigned/ why don't you want to stay there? Just me being curious!
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  • TFA2020TFA2020 27 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @drehall , SPED is my only placement. That is really nice that they have given you something a little more specific! My region told me that I could be placed in any subject from grades 1-12, and that I will be working with students who have moderate disabilities. I likely would not know for several months what grade level/subject I would be placed in. I definitely don't mind getting a SPED certification or working with disabled students. However I am not comfortable being placed in a fully SPED classroom by myself with just 5 weeks of training, and that is a possibility with my placement.
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  • Sbennett9291Sbennett9291 13 replies0 threads New Member
    I got re-assigned to Denver!!!!! Special Education. So beyond happy.
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  • TFA2020TFA2020 27 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Congrats @Sbennett9291 !

    Anyone else planning on declining? I filled out all my information to decline today and the button to submit doesn't work... TFA, please let me out lol. Wondering if anyone else had this issue.
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  • alexsant820alexsant820 11 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi, anyone on here Interview last week and waiting for a decision on December 4th? I'd love to hear your feedback!

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  • alexsant820alexsant820 11 replies0 threads New Member
    Also, does anyone know if choices for classroom preferences affect whether or not you get accepted? I selected many "low preference" because I studied English in college and not sure how I would make out teaching Math, Biology or things like that.
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  • TFA2K20TFA2K20 9 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey guys, did anyone have trouble filling out the classroom and region eligibility form? For example, how were credits reflected? for some reason I can't pick any region because of college course work? I have a GPA of 3.97 in education courses so not sure how this works. Thoughts?
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  • TFA2K20TFA2K20 9 replies0 threads New Member
    edited November 2019
    Hey @alexsant820, from what I've understood your choices for classroom preferences have no bearing on your acceptance. Hope this helps.
    edited November 2019
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  • alexsant820alexsant820 11 replies0 threads New Member
    Also, for all of those accepted, did you receive placement in your top regions? I find out in one week and I'm getting more and more nervous as the date approaches. It does not seem that many people who are expected to find out on December 4th know about this board so I'm hoping to connect with core members or those already accepted to learn more about how the process works and your experiences :)
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