During training, Fellows are not considered Department of Education employees and are not eligible to receive NYCDOE benefits.
Once Fellows successfully complete training, are hired at a school and begin teaching full-time, they are eligible for benefits through the UFT (the teacher's union) just like any other first-year teacher.
For complete information about UFT benefits, please visit http://www.uft.org/our-benefits . Once Fellows begin teaching full-time, they are union members with the UFT. As a UFT-represented employee, you will be entitled to premium-free health insurance and an array of UFT Welfare Fund-administered supplemental health benefits that include prescription drugs, dental care, optical coverage, and more. If you have begun teaching full-time and have questions about enrolling in benefits, specialists at the UFT Welfare Fund are just a phone call away at 212-539-0500.