NYC Teaching Fellows


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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 2018 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. 

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

English as a New Language

Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + 12 or more credits in any combination of foreign languages

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