Resident, East Harlem Teaching Residency (2018-2019)

Job Type

Full Time Contract




2035 2nd Avenue
New York
New York
United States


Position Reports to: Deputy Director, East Harlem Teaching Residency

Start Date: Summer 2018

Residency Program Overview

The East Harlem Teaching Residency, in partnership with the Hunter College School of Education, is a highly selective teacher-training program that develops, supports, and certifies aspiring educators to become elementary teachers in New York. The Residency is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. 

Why Join the East Harlem Teaching Residency?

  • Earn a subsidized Master's degree in Childhood Education at Hunter College in 14 months
  • Get frequent coaching and feedback while leading an after school classroom
  • Be well positioned to become a lead teacher at East Harlem Scholars Academies and other New York public schools

Ultimately, the program aims to improve educational outcomes for East Harlem students and increase the number of highly effective teachers serving East Harlem and similar communities in greater New York.

About East Harlem Tutorial Program

East Harlem Tutorial Program began in 1958 as a children's reading group hosted by a community member in her living room; it has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for public school students and a charter school operator focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. Between its after-school programs and charter schools, more than 15,000 East Harlem youth and their families have walked through its doors – and, by participating in EHTP's year-long, free programs, they have improved their academic skills, developed confidence, and found community. 

EHTP is undergoing a period of rapid growth in order to meet the significant community need for its services. EHTP plans to grow its after school programs, open new charter schools, and scale the East Harlem Teaching Residency, which builds a pipeline of prepared, mission-driven educators. EHTP has committed to expanding its programs to serve 20% of all of East Harlem public school students by 2026.

For more information about EHTP’s mission, model, and programs please visit

About Hunter College

Hunter was New York City’s first teacher training program, founded 1870, and to this day we carry on a proud tradition of achievement and commitment to preparing teachers, counselors and administrators in over 40 specializations who make a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and consumers in communities throughout New York City and beyond. The Hunter College School of Education is dedicated to the preparation of deeply thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly effective teachers, administrators and counselors. Our commitment is to educating future professionals who will make a significant impact on the academic achievement, as well as the intellectual, social and emotional development of their students. The 2014 National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) review of teacher preparation programs, published by U.S. News & World Report, indicates that the Hunter College School of Education offers the greatest breadth of quality across programs in the mid-Atlantic United States and the highest overall ranking in New York State.

The Teaching Resident experience includes, but is not limited to:

1) Enrolling in Graduate Coursework

  • Engage in coursework at Hunter College, both on- and off-site
  • Complete all requirements for initial teaching certification

2) Receiving Coaching, Mentoring, and Cohort-based Learning Opportunities

  • Conduct structured observations of highly effective teaching in Scholars Academy, Scholars Academy II, and Scholars Academy Middle School
  • Collaborate and receive feedback from Mentor Teacher throughout the year
  • Receive weekly coaching tailored to your needs as a classroom teacher in our after-school program
  • Receive cohort-based professional development
  • Engage in ongoing reflection exercises linking theory learned in graduate coursework to actions practiced with Mentor Teacher and in the after-school program

3) Leading Instruction in an After School Classroom

  • Lead classroom instruction, with the support of an Assistant Teacher, in EHTP’s after-school Elementary Program (grades K-5)        
  • Foster supportive classroom communities that maintain EHTP’s high academic and social expectations for students
  • Maintain records of student attendance, participation, and achievement, and communicate with feeder schools when appropriate

4) Contributing to Community Engagement

  • Build positive relationships with families of EHTP students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning
  • Plan at least one Family Engagement Event for families

Successful Candidates will exhibit:

  • A belief that all students can and will succeed given the proper supports
  • A belief in East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model, and core values
  • A commitment to teaching in under-served communities
  • The ability to work well both collaboratively and independently, and reflect critically on one’s own work
  • A history of perseverance in the face of challenges
  • A high level of personal organization and professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and oral) 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree conferred by June 2018
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the GRE prior to program start date
  • A liberal arts or sciences major (or interdisciplinary concentration) of at least 30 credits
  • A liberal arts core including the following:  
  • a General Education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include artistic expression, communication, information retrieval 
  • concepts in history and social sciences, humanities
  • a language other than English
  • scientific and mathematical processes 
  • written analysis and expression
  • U.S. Citizen or National/Permanent Resident status
  • Applicants must not have or be eligible for teacher certification in any state
  • Applicants must not have taken more than 18 credits in education courses
  • Experience working with children a plus, but not required
  • Spanish proficiency a plus, but not required


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Cost of living stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Subsidized Master’s Degree in Childhood Education (Special Education certificate, optional)
  • 2+ weeks paid vacation (aligned with school closings calendar)
  • Monthly MTA transit pass
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Academic and financial guidance
  • Job placement support

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish proficiency a plus, but not required.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply