“I use my real life experiences to take my students beyond quadratic equations, lines, and exponents. I am able to pull from many resources and show the students why math truly is important in real life.” – Shelley, 2005 Fellow
Almost 1 in 4 math teachers in New York City are NYC Teaching Fellows
Who We Want
Great math teachers know that math is the foundation for a wide variety of 21st century careers including engineering, technology, architecture, and computer programming. Our exceptional math Fellows:
Unique Training for Math Teachers
Every subject area is unique and requires specialized strategies to teach it effectively. Unlike many similar programs, Teaching Fellows training is led by expert math teachers with a track record of success in high-need New York City schools. University coursework focuses on the most critical content knowledge and teaching techniques needed in math fields, and instructors and Coaches focus on developing the practical skills Fellows need to help students master that content.
Fellows also enjoy ample opportunity to build relationships with other math teachers, allowing them to share resources during every training session and to continue collaborating when they’re back in their own schools.
Master’s Degree and Certification
While teaching, math and Math Immersion Fellows work toward a master’s degree in education, concentrating in mathematics. Most Fellows are certified to teach grades 7-12; however, some universities train Math Immersion Fellows to teach grades 5-9 only, and all Math Immersion Fellows are encouraged to seek middle school-level math positions. Learn more about the subsidized master’s degree in education.
Teaching Math in New York City
The Math Immersion Program
The New York City Teaching Fellows program offers the only Math Immersion program in New York City, allowing candidates with an interest in teaching math, but without the state-required bachelor’s degree in math, physics, engineering, or statistics, to participate in an additional two weeks of training and become certified to teach math in New York City.
Math Immersion training sets Fellows up for success by deepening their expertise in the content knowledge and skills they will teach their students. Fellows leave Immersion excited to lead instruction and bolster math achievement by drawing on their strengthened mathematical savvy. While teaching, Fellows continue to participate in math coursework as part of their master’s degree program, until they reach the requisite 30-credits needed to pursue the next level of NY state certification.
Math Immersion Fellows receive a stipend to offset living costs during the additional two weeks of training. Last year the additional stipend was $1000.