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 2019 June Program will train to teach in one of the following critical-need subject areas:

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:

Special Education, 7-12

Bachelor's degree in any subject area

Special Education - Social Studies, 7-12 - FULL

BA or MA in History, Political Science, Economics, or Public Policy


12 credits of mixed history coursework + 3 credits of Econ + 3 credits of Government

Special Education - English, 7-12 - FULL

BA or MA in English or Comparative Literature

Special Education - Bilingual, 1-6 - FULL

Oral and written fluency in Spanish

Science or Science Immersion, 5-9 or 7-12

(Biology, chemistry, physics, earth science)

Science: BS or Masters in Science

Science Immersion: 12 credits of sciences or 9 science credits within a science core area

Math or Math Immersion, 5-9 or 7-12

Math: BA or MA in Math

Math Immersion: B or better in Calculus

English Language Arts, 7-12

BA or MA in English or Comparative Literature


Degree in Spanish OR 24 credits in advanced-level Spanish courses

English as new language, K-12

12 credits in a foreign language

CB Bilingual, 1-6

Written and oral Spanish fluency

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