Teaching Here

In Orlando, we’re small but mighty. In The City Beautiful, you’ll have the opportunity to join a group of dedicated individuals transforming education for our students. In Orlando, you will be on the forefront of the education equity movement. Our corps members and alumni are leading conversations and building a movement. 

Make an Impact

In Orlando, we have partnered with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) the 9th largest district in the United States, the 4th largest in Florida, that serves 208,000 students each year. We currently have over 50 corps members and alumni making an impact in over 15 elementary and middle schools throughout the district.

Live Here

Orlando provides a thriving downtown experience coupled with community centered main street charm. Our communities are both vibrant and growing, and when you’re not debriefing the day’s lessons with your colleagues at one of our many eclectic restaurants, you can join the crowds at one of the city’s many theme parks—all of your out of town friends and family will want to visit you too.

Why Choose Orlando?

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Being so far away from my family and friends hasn’t been easy, but being in a group of amazing and supportive corps members has given me comfort. My regional staff has provided wonderful solace at my lowest times, and the amazing staff at my placement school has become my extended family. They are there for all of my questions, no matter how ridiculous I may think those questions are. - Monique Rae Valerio (Orlando '15)

What You Need to Know


Average starting salary is $39,500




We have a regional partnership with the University of Central Florida for a Master's of Education


Corps members have multiple program options for professional certification.

Regional Expenses

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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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Becoming Certified to Teach


Certification can be obtained in two to three years depending on the route taken. Two years for a master's degree (Specialized Alternative Certification - SAC); three years for the non-master's degree route (Alternative Baccalaureate Certification - ABC).