Teaching Here

Developing Limitless Leaders


Beyond Broadway

  • East Nashville
  • 12th South
  • Germantown
  • North Nashville
  • Midtown
  • The Nations/West Nashville

If you enjoy urban living, East Nashville’s the place to be. Just moments from downtown, the area offers beautiful bungalow and cottage style homes, town homes, duplexes, and apartments to choose from. East Nashville is easily one of the more eclectic areas in Nashville, featuring lots of great local eats, art, and music. The area can be lively and at the same time laid back with a definitive artistic flair. Shelby Park offers a 16-mile run/bike path, two golf courses, and a dog park.


12 South is an are of Nashville seeing tremendous growth. Housing mainly consists of single family homes or attached townhomes. If you’re looking for night life, 12 South Tap Room and Mafiaoza’s are neighborhood staples, and you can find excellent food options  like Edley’s BBQ, Urban Grub, and Bartaco. One of 12th South’s greatest amenities is Sevier Park, which hosts a farmers market throughout the spring, summer, and fall as well as a beer festival in the winter.


One of Nashville’s historic neighborhoods, Germantown, so named because of the influx of German immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century, was Nashville’s first suburb. The area is within walking distance of downtown Nashville and offers a mix of single family cottages, condos, and townhomes. The neighborhood is filled with popular local eateries, such as City House, Cochon Butcher, and Cupcake Collection and is a short walk from Nashville’s largest farmer’s market, Sound’s Stadium, and Bicentennial Park.


Bordered by Fisk University, Tennessee State University, and Meharry Medical College, the North Nashville community bridges Nashville’s past and present. Jefferson Street is full of history and was once home to night clubs that hosted musicians like Jimi Hendrix.


Midtown Nashville is a lively and walkable area, which includes Music Row and Demonbreun. Midtown has no shortage of places to meed up with friends for food and drinks. Some favorite local establishments include KungFu, Tavern, Donato's Pizza and Caviar and Bananas to name a few.


Formerly known for its industrial development, this neighborhood is quickly becoming Nashville’s hottest neighborhood for young professionals and families. Housing includes single family new homes and established cottage-style builds. Surrounded by two neighborhood parks, The Nations is buzzing with new dining options and live music, including local favorites Hattie B’s, Bobby’s Dairy Dip, and M.L. Rose.


What You Need to Know


Average starting salary is $43,000




Lipscomb University

Relay Graduate School of Education


One year

Becoming Certified to Teach

  • Overview
  • Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
  • Is a master's degree required?
  • Which universities do you partner with?

Certification Requirements

In order to be qualified to teach, Nashville corps members must complete the following requirements:

  • Pass content-specific Praxis exams prior to and during the school year.
  • Take a minimum of two courses offered through our university partner, Lipscomb University, in order to receive a transitional teaching license.

These courses are specifically designed by Lipscomb University, in collaboration with Teach For America, to meet the needs of corps members.

Master's Degree Option

After taking an additional two courses, corps members can become fully licensed and have the option to earn a master's of education by completing further coursework.



Lipscomb University and Relay Graduate School of Education.

Placement School Locations

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Elementary ELL
  • Elementary K-6
  • High School Biology
  • High School Chemistry
  • High School U.S./World History
  • High School Geography
  • High School Math
  • High School English
  • All content areas grades 4-8

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
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