Over 8,700 Fellows are currently teaching in New York City's highest need public schools, with almost 400 Fellows currently serving as principals, assistant principals, and administrators. Learn more at www.nycteachingfellows.org.
The NYC Teaching Fellows program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the NYC students. Our teachers go where they are needed the most – they teach in urban neighborhoods, where too many children have fallen behind and are struggling to catch up.
Fellows who successfully complete our program become full-time teachers within a few months of enrolling. They participate in an innovative, practice-based summer training program and then earn a subsidized master's degree in education while teaching in a New York City public school.
Why Teach Math and Science?
As a Fellow, you will be responsible for ensuring that high-poverty students have the solid foundation in science and math that they need to train for prestigious jobs as engineers, doctors, statisticians, computer programmers, and accountants that ensure they have limitless opportunities in our 21st century economy. Teaching Fellows represent 21% of all science teachers and 20% of all math teachers in New York City.
Who We Look For
There is no one profile of an ideal candidate. You may have built a successful career in business or engineering and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be a high-achieving recent graduate who majored in mathematics or physics who now wants to share your passion for these subjects with NYC students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there. You understand that math and science are the subjects where students learn the critical thinking and problem solving skills they need for success in today's economy. No prior teaching experience or education coursework is necessary. Strong applicants:
- Crave feedback and strive to be the best they can be at any challenge they undertake.
- Think on their feet and can quickly devise solutions to unexpected challenges.
- Want to work hard and have fun, will bring passion and joy to their classrooms, and will inspire achievement and a real love of learning.
- Know that sometimes there isn't one right answer to a problem, and that the process of questioning, hypothesizing, and testing is as important as finding a solution.
"Every kid needs a chance to succeed and be challenged. NYC Teaching Fellows gives you the opportunity to change lives. We're doing something important here, with urgency. We're closing the achievement gap. If you want to make our society better, it starts in the classroom. You can do something about it." – Travis Brown, 2004 math Fellow and founding principal of The Urban Assembly Institute for New Technologies
How to apply
We are now accepting online applications for the June 2014 program. The next application deadline is February 18.
Click here to learn more and start your application today.