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Hands-on teacher training residency

NYC Teaching Collaborative by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE)

Services Provided Apprenticeships and job training, College enrollment, prep, and completion

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Woman, Youth in foster care

Schedule 3 to 6 months, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 21, 2024

Apprentice in a NYC public school for five months and become a full-time teacher.

The NYC Teaching Collaborative is an alternative teacher certification program that helps you become a Partner Teacher. Work in NYC Public Schools while getting all your requirements to earn your initial teaching certification in New York State.

Get four months of extensive hands-on training experience in a classroom setting before teaching full-time. You will also get your master’s degree in education, with financial help from the program.

Training typically begins in January and concludes in early June.

Who it's for Who it's for

You must meet these requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree by the start of training
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Never been certified to teach or completed a program that would lead to certification in the U.S. or Puerto Rico

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Spring training is full-time, from January until June. University coursework continues during the summer. During your first year as a full-time teacher, you get support and mentorship. Continue your master’s degree coursework into your second year until you are able to apply for initial certification in New York state.

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