Master’s Degree in Childhood Education: East Harlem Teaching Residents will enroll in rigorous coursework at the Hunter College School of Education to learn the foundations of teaching, including courses on teaching literacy to elementary students and teaching English Language Learners. Upon successful completion of the 14-month Residency, Teaching Residents will receive a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education and will be eligible for a New York State initial teaching certificate. Additionally, Residents who successfully complete their childhood education coursework can elect to enroll in special education coursework in 2017-18 and earn their special education teaching certificate.
Coaching, Mentoring, and Cohort-based Learning: As they spend their mornings in our public charter schools, East Harlem Scholars Academies, Teaching Residents will work alongside a Mentor Teacher and support classroom instruction and operations. Residents will conduct regular observations of their Mentor Teachers, while also receiving weekly professional development to help develop key teaching skills such as writing lesson plans and establishing classroom procedures and routines. Cohort-based professional development sessions as well as on-site coaching and mentoring from leadership across EHTP will further support Residents’ learning and growth.
Lead instruction in After-School Classrooms: Applying learnings from their coursework and professional development trainings, Teaching Residents will lead academic instruction in our elementary after-school programs, which are attended by students from local East Harlem district schools. They will gain experience planning lessons, delivering instruction, creating a positive classroom culture and leading parent-teacher conferences.
Program Benefits and Compensation
If accepted into the Residency, you will receive the following:
- Subsidized Master’s Degree in Childhood Education (Special Education certificate, optional)
- Cost-of-living stipend
- Subsidized health insurance plan
- 2+ weeks paid vacation (aligned with school closings calendar)
- Monthly MTA transit pass
- Mobile phone
- Academic and financial guidance
- Job placement support
National Center for Teacher Residencies Network Partner
The East Harlem Teaching Residency is proud and excited to be a network partner of the National Center for Teacher Residencies. NCTR is a not-for-profit organization that serves a national network of high-performing residency programs. The organization partners with school districts, charter management organizations, institutions of higher education, not-for-profits, and states to develop and support teacher residency programs as pathways for effective and diverse new teachers.
The East Harlem Teaching Residency is proud and excited to be a member of the AmeriCorps national service network. As AmeriCorps members, East Harlem Teaching Residents qualify for the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their terms. This award, which is currently worth $5,775, is good for up to seven years after the end of a Resident’s term. The Education Award can be used to repay student loans and/or to pay future tuition costs at qualifying institutions.
After the Residency
The East Harlem Teaching Residency is designed to prepare aspiring teachers for full time teaching roles at East Harlem Scholars Academies, East Harlem district schools and the broader New York district school community. Residents will receive job placement support to help them find the best fit role for them.
Teaching Residents will have access to a variety of networks, including, but not limited to East Harlem Tutorial Program, East Harlem Scholars Academies and Hunter College. This access to organizations committed to improving students’ educational outcomes will allow Residents to build relationships with like-minded educators dedicated to serving students.
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