Any regularly appointed teacher may apply for a leave of absence. There are two types of leaves:
Any situation requiring your full-time attention, such as child care, taking care of a sick family member or your own illness, would be considered a leave of absence.
Fellows who take a leave of absence from their teaching position must take a simultaneous leave of absence from their graduate coursework. To facilitate a leave from university coursework, contact the program coordinator at your university.There are several types of leaves:
Leave of absence without pay for restoration of health due to medical circumstances
Child Care Leave normally begins six to eight weeks after the birth of the baby. This leave can last up to four years from the next September following the baby's birth/adoption.
- There are other additional leaves without pay that an appointed pedagogue may be granted, such as for teaching at CUNY or SUNY, service in the Peace Corps, or acceptance of a supervisory or teaching position in a foreign country. Please call your UFT Borough Office to discuss other types of leaves.
If you are going to take a leave of absence from your employment at the DOE and your university coursework, please contact us to let us know.