The NYC Teaching Fellows is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for NYC students. This means our teachers go where they’re needed the most – they teach in high-need communities; at schools with high populations of students with disabilities or English Language Learners; in the Bronx and in Title I funded schools. We know that when there are strong leaders are in the classroom, all students – no matter their circumstances – have the opportunity to achieve and succeed. They work to build safe, respectful classrooms and learn to engage students, parents, and their communities in raising student achievement.
Fellows who successfully complete our rigorous training program become full-time teachers within a few months of enrolling. They participate in an innovative, practice-based summer training program and then earn a subsidized master's degree in education while teaching in a New York City public school. Fellows train to teach in subject areas including Math, Science, Special Education and Spanish Language.
Who We Look For
The NYC Teaching Fellows’ training is designed to transform talented professionals into great teachers through a sharp, narrow focus on core teaching skills and techniques. These foundational skills are hallmarks of effective teaching, and are characteristic of effective teaching in every classroom, regardless of grade level, content area, or instructional setting. Training begins mid-June and involves teaching in a New York City summer school classroom, instructional and classroom management sessions, and personalized, focused coaching.
There is no one profile of an ideal candidate. You may have built a successful career in business or engineering and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be a high-achieving recent graduate who majored in economics who now wants to share your passion for these subjects with NYC students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there.