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Fellows teach in the classrooms and neighborhoods that need them the most.  

 

Fellows in our 2017 program will train to teach math, science, special education, Spanish bilingual education, English, and English as a New Language. Subject areas may change based on the needs of the NYC DOE.

 

Subject Area Eligibility

 

Middle/High School Special Education

Bachelor's degree in any subject area

Middle/High School

English
Bachelor's or Master's degree in English or Comparative Literature (no other major accepted)
Middle/High School Mathematics

Standard Certification Program: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics

OR

Math Immersion Program: B or higher in college calculus and Bachelor's degree in any subject area

Middle/High School Science

Standard Certification Program: Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Earth Science

OR

Science Immersion Program: 12 or more science credits (across disciplines) or 9 credits in a single science and Bachelor's degree in any subject area

Elementary

Bilingual Education
Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + Spanish fluency

Middle/High School

English as a New Language
Bachelor’s degree in any subject area + 12 or more credits in any foreign language

 

Stating Subject Area Preferences

Applicants do not apply to teach a specific subject, however they will rank the subject areas they are eligible to teach by order of preference in their application. If additional subject areas are added mid-year, eligible applicants will be asked about their interest in these subjects as well.

 

Applicants who meet the bar for acceptance to the Fellows program will be assigned to a subject area based on the needs of the Department of Education and an applicant’s preferences.

 

We encourage applicants to be flexible with their subject assignment and preference the highest-need subjects whenever possible. Our current highest-need subjects are math, science, and bilingual education.


Based on stated preferences and qualifications, applicants are notified of the subject area they have been selected to teach at the time of their acceptance to the program.