NYC Teaching Fellows

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Thanks for your interest in the New York City Teaching Fellows program.  If you'd like to learn more about the Fellowship or have questions about your application, please contact us using the email form to the right. We appreciate your email, and work to respond promptly to all inquiries.

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Eligibility

Program Eligibility

We look for Fellows who are hopeful, tenacious, and centered on the needs of their students. Before applying to our program, make sure that you meet our basic program requirements (see eligibility requirements to the right).

Subject Area Eligibility

Our Fellows go where they are needed most, bringing families, communities, and schools together to prepare students for a brighter future. Fellows in our 2017 Fall program will train to teach in one of the following critical-need subject areas:

  • Special Education
  • Special Education - Moderate/Severe
  • English as a New Language (ENL)

Rather than apply to a specific subject area, you will be asked to provide information about your subject area preferences as a part of the online application. Our program staff will review your application to determine your eligibility based on university and New York State requirements. As part of the application process, you will be assigned to a subject area based on your preferences and the needs of the NYC Department of Education.

Note: Subject areas may change based on the needs of the NYC Department of Education over the course of the application season. Critical-need subjects for the Fall Program will be announced when the application launches.

Specific eligibility requirements for individual subject areas are outlined in the table below:

Middle/High School Special Education Bachelor's degree in any subject area

Middle/High School Special Education-Social Studies

June cohort only

12 credits of mixed coursework in U.S. history, world history, geography, sociology, anthropology, and political science, 3 credits in economics, and 3 credits in government

Middle/High School Special Education-English

June cohort only

Bachelor's or master's degree in English or comparative literature

Middle/High School Special Education-Bilingual

June cohort only

Bachelor's degree in any subject area + Spanish fluency

Middle/High School English

June cohort only

Bachelor's or master's degree in English or comparative literature (no other major accepted)

Middle/High School Mathematics

June cohort only

Standard Certification Program: Bachelor's or master's degree in mathematics

or

Math Immersion Program: B or higher in college calculus and bachelor's degree in any subject area.  

Math Immersion Fellows may be required to take additional subject-specific coursework to satisfy New York State teacher certification regulations, depending on their academic background.

Middle/High School Science

June cohort only

Standard Certification Program: Bachelor’s or master's degree in physics, biology, chemistry, or earth science

or

Science Immersion Program: 12 or more science credits (across disciplines) or 9 credits in a single science and bachelor's degree in any subject area.

Science Immersion Fellows may be required to take additional subject-specific coursework to satisfy New York State teacher certification regulations, depending on their academic background.

Elementary Bilingual Education

June cohort only

Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + Spanish fluency

Middle/High School English as a New Language

Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + 12 or more credits in any foreign language

Middle/High School Spanish

June cohort only

Bachelor's degree in Spanish

or

24 credits in advanced (300-level/equivalent and above) undergraduate Spanish courses, including a minimum of 12 advanced credits in literature courses conducted in Spanish

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