NYC Teaching Fellows
The NYC Teaching Fellows program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the NYC students. Fellows typically have no prior teaching experience but are committed to ensuring that all students in New York City receive an excellent education. 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. More than 8,700 Fellows are currently teaching in New York City schools, making up 11% of the overall population of teachers.