Eligibility
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The New York City Teaching Fellows program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the NYC students who need them most. 

 

We only review applications of candidates who have: 

  • At least a bachelor's degree, conferred by the start of training. Learn more.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Learn more.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency with a valid green card, and fluency in English. Learn more.

We will not review applications of candidates who have:

  • More than 17 credits in teacher education coursework. Learn more.
  • Ever been certified to teach (in any state). Learn more.
  • Previously benefited from a NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) tuition assistance program (other than career training for paraprofessionals).

 

All applications which meet the above application requirements are reviewed holistically and are given equal consideration. However, the Fellowship is a highly selective program, and meeting the above does not guarantee an invitation to interview or acceptance into the program. Learn more about who we look for.