Position Reports to: Deputy Director, East Harlem Teaching Residency

Start Date: Summer 2019

Application Deadline: December 19, 2018

Residency Program Overview

The East Harlem Teaching Residency, an EHTP program, in partnership with Hunter College School of Education, is an innovative, cohort-based teacher-training pathway for recent college graduates and career changers that develops, supports, and certifies aspiring educators to become first through sixth grade teachers for East Harlem Scholars Academies and the greater East Harlem community.

Why Join the East Harlem Teaching Residency?

  • Earn a subsidized Master's degree in Childhood Education at Hunter College in 14 months
  • Get frequent coaching and feedback while lead teaching in an academic after school classroom
  • Be well positioned to become a lead teacher at East Harlem Scholars Academies and other East Harlem public schools

Ultimately, the program aims to improve educational outcomes for East Harlem students and increase the number of highly effective teachers serving East Harlem.

About East Harlem Tutorial Program

East Harlem Tutorial Program began in 1958 as a children's reading group hosted by a community member in her living room; it has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for students who attend traditional public schools and a public charter school operator focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. Between our after-school programs and charter schools, more than 15,000 East Harlem youth and their families have walked through our doors – and, by participating in our year-long free programs, they have improved their academic skills, developed confidence, and found community.  

EHTP is undergoing a period of rapid growth. We will open East Harlem Scholars Academy High School in 2019 and Scholars Academy II Elementary in 2020, grow our after-school programs, and scale the East Harlem Teaching Residency. EHTP is on track to expand its programs to serve 25% of all East Harlem public school students by 2025.

For more information about EHTP’s mission, model, and programs, please visit http://www.ehtp.org.

EHTP's Commitment to Racial Equity

EHTP aims to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. Furthermore, as staff members we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. To read our full racial equity statement, please click here.

About Hunter College

Hunter was New York City’s first teacher training program, founded 1870, and to this day carries on a proud tradition of achievement and commitment to preparing teachers, counselors and administrators in over 40 specializations who make a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and consumers in communities throughout New York City and beyond.  The Hunter College School of Education is dedicated to the preparation of deeply thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly effective teachers, administrators and counselors. Their commitment is to educating future professionals who will make a significant impact on the academic achievement, as well as the intellectual, social and emotional development of their students.  The 2014 National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) review of teacher preparation programs, published by U.S. News & World Report, indicates that the Hunter College School of Education offers the greatest breadth of quality across programs in the mid-Atlantic United States and the highest overall ranking in New York State.

The Teaching Resident experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Enrolling in Graduate Coursework
    • Engage in coursework at Hunter College, both on- and off-site
    • Complete all requirements for initial teaching certification
  • Receiving Coaching, Mentoring, and Cohort-based Learning Opportunities
    • Conduct structured observations of highly effective teaching in Scholars Academy, Scholars Academy II, and Scholars Academy Middle School
    • Collaborate and receive feedback from Clinical Instructor throughout the year
    • Receive weekly coaching tailored to your needs as a classroom teacher in our after-school program
    • Receive cohort-based professional development
    • Engage in ongoing reflection exercises linking theory learned in graduate coursework to actions practiced with Clinical Instructor and in the after-school program
  • Leading Instruction in an After-School Classroom
    • Lead classroom instruction, with the support of an Assistant Teacher, in EHTP’s after-school Elementary Program (grades K-5)        
      • Foster supportive classroom communities that maintain EHTP’s high academic and social expectations for students
      • Maintain records of student attendance, participation, and achievement, and communicate with student's school day teacher when appropriate
  • Contributing to Community Engagement
    • Build positive relationships with families of EHTP students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning
    • Plan at least one Family Engagement Event for families

Successful Candidates will exhibit:

  • A belief that all students can and will succeed given the proper supports
  • A belief in East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model, core values, and racial equity statement
  • A commitment to teaching in the East Harlem community
  • The ability to work well both collaboratively and independently, and reflect critically on one’s own work
  • The ability to complete academically rigorous coursework
  • A history of perseverance in the face of challenges
  • A high level of personal organization and professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and oral)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree conferred by June 2019
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the GRE prior to program start date
  • A liberal arts or sciences major (or interdisciplinary concentration) of at least 30 credits
  • A liberal arts core including the following:  
    • a General Education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include artistic expression, communication, information retrieval
    • concepts in history and social sciences, humanities
    • a language other than English
    • scientific and mathematical processes
    • written analysis and expression
  • U.S. Citizen or National/Permanent Resident status
  • Applicants must not have or be eligible for teacher certification in any state
  • Applicants must not have taken more than 18 credits in education courses
  • Experience working with children a plus, but not required
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus, but not required

Compensation and Benefits:

  • AmeriCorps Segal Education Financial Award (estimated $6,000) upon successful completion of the program
  • Cost of living stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Subsidized Master’s Degree in Childhood Education (Special Education certificate, optional)
  • 2+ weeks paid vacation (aligned with school closings calendar)
  • Monthly MTA transit pass
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Academic and financial guidance
  • Job placement support

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