Get to Know Schools That Can Milwaukee
Teach For America - Milwaukee is a part of a much larger network of area organizations committed to improving and increasing educational opportunities for Milwaukee kids.
One of these organizations, Schools That Can (STC) Milwaukee is a community effort to ensure that, by 2020, a minimum of 20,000 students from low-income areas are attending open enrollment college preparatory schools (a marked increase from the 2,000 who attend truly excellent schools today). While not an end point, the strategy is designed to both change the substance of Milwaukee's decades-old education debates and create a tipping point whereby the political will and urgency exists to produce long-lasting, structural change across the entire city.
In its first year, this coalition spurred the expansion of all three of our city's highest performing schools; succeeded in helping Milwaukee recruit Rocketship Schools, California's leading charter school network; and coached 15 principals on school transformation techniques. Along with these achievements, STC Milwaukee is bringing together community partners and creating the space for them to align all of their efforts towards the common goal of building a critical mass of excellent schools.
Teach For America - Milwaukee is proud to partner with STC Milwaukee and all of the organizations in this city who work tirelessly for our kids.
Just across the 6th Street Bridge from downtown you'll find Walker's Point, home to Milwaukee's Latin Cuisine District. This historic area is also where you'll find Harley-Davidson, the Great Lakes Distillery, and Rockwell Automation. Take a walk down National Street to the heart of Walker's Point and you will find one of Milwaukee's best locally-owned cafes, The National Cafe and Takeaway, where you can enjoy a delicious serving of French toast (gluten-free available!) and a strong cup of coffee, and browse the local art available for sale. Just across the street from Milwaukee Public Schools' Bradley Tech High School is Casa Romero Renewal Center, a bilingual urban retreat center for individuals, groups, and nonprofits who share the value of providing "the voice of those who have no voice."
Subjects And Grade Levels
- Early childhood education
- Elementary education (grades 1-8)
- Secondary education (grades 6-12)
- Social etudies
- Special education (grades 1-12)
- Bilingual education (grades K4-8)
Graduate School & Certification
All previously non-certified corps members will enroll in a two-year teaching certification program through our partner universities (Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University, or Alverno College) for a reduced price. Through these programs, you will work towards your certification while teaching and have the option of working towards a master’s degree. Enrollment details and requirements of certification are typically communicated in the spring of each year, including exact tuition expenses. All quoted figures are based on the current year’s expenses.
Corps members will be responsible for financing their certification program. Each of our partner programs provides financial aid options for all of their students. In addition, TFA will offer graduate school grants to corps members based on need.
Current (2014-2015 school year) Certification program costs over the entire two-year program (this is before the application of the Americorps award).
PROGRAM MASTER'S DEGREE TFA CM COST TFA CM CERTIFICATION ONLY COST Marquette University $17,655 $15,515 Cardinal Stritch University $20,008 $17,080 Alverno College $16,116 $11,850