Resident, East Harlem Teaching Residency (2020-2021)

Position Reports to: Director, East Harlem Teaching Residency

Start Date: Summer 2020

Application Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Who We Are

East Harlem Tutorial Program

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for public school students and a network of charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. Between EHTP’s after-school programs and charter schools, more than 15,000 East Harlem youth and their families have walked through its doors – and, by participating in EHTP's year-long, free programs, they have improved their academic skills, developed confidence, and found community.

For more information about EHTP's mission, model, and programs, please visit us at

Hunter College School of Education

Hunter was New York City’s first teacher training program, founded in 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 educate 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.

What Sets Us Apart

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 EHTP’s racial equity statement, please click here.

The Work and Why it Matters

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

The East Harlem Teaching Residency offers two pathways into teaching. Please click here to review the two pathways and application process.

General Education Pathway

  • 14-month teacher preparation program
  • $15,000 stipend for 14 months
  • Master’s degree and certification in Childhood Education from Hunter College
  • Mentorship in 1st - 5th grade classroom at East Harlem Scholars Academies
  • Lead an elementary after-school classroom in a traditional public school
  • AmeriCorps Segal Education Financial Award

Special Education Pathway

  • 28-month teacher preparation program
  • $30,000 stipend per year
  • Dual Master’s degree and certification in Childhood and Special Education from Hunter College
  • Lead an elementary after-school classroom at East  Harlem Scholars Academies
  • Co-teach a 2nd - 5th grade classroom at East Harlem Scholars Academies

As a Teaching Resident you will:

  • Enroll in Graduate Coursework
    • Engage in coursework at Hunter College, both on- and off-site (classes are held during the workday; there will be occasional, but rare, Saturdays) 
    • Complete all requirements for initial teaching certification
  • Receive 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
  • Lead Instruction in an After School Classroom
    • 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
    • Lead classroom instruction, with the support of an Assistant Teacher, in EHTP’s after-school Elementary Program (grades K-5)        
  • Contribute 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

Who You Are

  • You believe in EHTP’s mission, core values, and racial equity statement
  • You enjoy working with students, have an interest in teaching elementary students, and want to gain valuable classroom experience
  • You are committed to teaching in the East Harlem community
  • You are open to giving and receiving constructive feedback and are looking for professional growth opportunities consistently
  • You value teamwork and are able to work collaboratively with other instructional and support staff members in an effort to best serve your students
  • You have the perseverance to overcome any challenge
  • You are highly organized and hold yourself to high professional standards
  • You possess strong interpersonal communication skills (written and oral)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree conferred by June 1, 2020
  • Preferred undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • If you have an undergraduate GPA that falls under a 3.0, you will be required to write a statement explaining 1) any factors that impacted your undergraduate GPA, and 2) the steps you plan to take in order to ensure that you succeed in the Residency program
  • 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
  • Due to the nature of our diverse student population, Arabic, Mandarin or Spanish speaking candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Cost of living stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Subsidized Masters’ Degree in Childhood Education or a Dual Masters in Special and General Education, depending on pathway
  • NYS teaching certification upon completion of program
  • Paid vacation (aligned with school closings calendar)
  • Monthly MTA transit pass
  • Laptop
  • Academic and financial guidance
  • Job placement support
  • Optional subsidized housing program

Thank you in advance for taking the time to apply to East Harlem Tutorial Program.

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