Associate Teacher Fellowship (2019-2020)

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Progressive Education Institute

The Progressive Education Institute is a teacher preparation program associated with Harlem Village Academies, a K-12 charter network committed to the ideals of progressive education.

The Opportunity

The Associate Teacher Fellowship is a salaried, full-time position culminating in a Master of Science and Teaching (M.S.T.) with a Trans-B certification. This includes a pathway towards permanent, dual certification in General and Special Ed.

While studying with master practitioners and building deep bonds with a small, tight-knit cohort, you will assistant teach at Harlem Village Academies, a network of five public charter schools based in Harlem, NYC.

Join an incredible community of educators who are passionate about progressive pedagogy while embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for student learning. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support lead teachers in the development and teaching of highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with HVA’s standards and progressive pedagogical philosophy
  • Invest several hours per week in sophisticated professional learning led by master educators at our Progressive Education Institute, including personalized instructional coaching, lesson study, co-planning, book study groups, and other learning work
  • Inspire students to hold themselves to high standards of academics and character
  • Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe, and caring environment
  • Analyze assessment data and use it to inform and differentiate your instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences


  • BA in any field, with a 3.0 or higher
  • GRE General Test taken by June 1, 2019
  • A commitment to progressive pedagogy, including:
  • Deep dedication to learning and developing your teaching craft
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unshakeable conviction that all students can learn at a high level

Application Process

  • Stage 1: Apply by January 15th, 2019
  • Stage 2: Phone Interviews (January)
  • Stage 3: In-person interviews (January-February)
  • Stage 4: Associate Teachers are notified of acceptance (early April)
  • Stage 5: Fellowship begins! (late July)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree