Teaching in the U.S.

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.


  • Princeton's Teacher Preparation Program: Meet with TPP staff to be advised on careers in teaching, Princeton University's program for certification, and position listings. In addition, the Program in Teacher Preparation provides a placement service for any student interesting in seeking employment in independent or public schools.

Additional Resources

  • Education America: Job listings for teaching and administrative positions. There is also a resources directory and an event listing.
  • NJ Hire: Sponsored by the New Jersey State Department of Education. Teacher recruitment initiative which lists online postings in NJ.

Selected Private School Placement Agencies

Placement agencies match candidates with teaching positions in private and independent schools.

Selected Special Programs

These programs are generally two-year placements in urban or rural environments that have a high need for educators. The programs provide a way to get certification in the state in which you're working. In some cases, a master's degree can be completed during your placement as well. No teaching experience is required for these programs.

  • Accelerate Institute: Provides a two-year teaching placement in an urban Chicago school.
  • Alliance for Catholic Education: Two summers at Notre Dame getting a Masters of Education and two academic years teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools primarily in the South or Southwest.
  • Citizen Schools: Nonprofit organization that offers the Newton Fellowship Program to recruit mathematically-talented individuals to become high school math teachers.
  • Idealist.org: The world's best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, fellowships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.
  • Match Education: Operates high-performing charter schools.
  • Math for America: Nonprofit organization that offers the Newton Fellowship Program to recruit mathematically-talented individuals to become high school math teachers.
  • Mississippi Teacher Corps: Provides placement for two years in an underserved Mississippi school.
  • New Teachers Collaborative: Program consisting of two summers and one year teaching secondary school in Massachusetts or New Hampshire.
  • NYC Teaching Fellows: Program places candidates in the New York City public school system in critical-needs areas.
  • Teach For America: Started as a senior thesis project at Princeton, this organization places recent college graduates in urban and rural schools for an intense, two-year teaching placement in 25 sites around the country.
  • Teaching Fellows: Places candidates in critical-needs areas nationwide.

Selected Directories of Schools

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

  • American Federation of Teachers: Federation that represents teacher interests at all levels of education.
  • National Education Association: Professional association with 2.7 million members. Dedicated to the advancement of public education at every level.
  • Teachers-Teachers.com: Information and resources for prospective teachers.
  • Teach Now: This website offers a searchable state-by-state database for locating programs for alternative certification for teaching.