News Release: Teaching, University News

Jul. 16,  2010

Emory Ranks in Teach for America Top Ten Contributors

Emory University ranks 10th nationally among medium sized universities contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to Teach for America’s 2010 teaching corps, according to an announcement this week by the organization. Thirty-six Emory graduates are preparing to teach this fall in urban and rural public schools across the country.

Teach for America corps members are top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in underserved schools. Teach for America recruits individuals from all academic majors and backgrounds who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, perseverance and leadership.

According to Paul Fowler, executive director of the Emory Career Center, TFA is a natural fit for the service-oriented mindset of many Emory students. “Volunteerism and service are an integral component of the Emory experience, so it is no surprise that the university continues to rank high among their top recruiting venues.”

Teach for America first produced its top contributors list in 2008. For the past three years Emory has ranked among the top universities of its size. In 2008 and 2009 it ranked 10th and 14th respectively. This year it tied for 10th. Nearly 13 percent of Emory’s senior class applied to Teach for America.

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