Resident, East Harlem Inclusive Learning (Special Education) Teaching Residency (2023-2025)

Position Reports to: Residency Instructional Coach, East Harlem Scholars Academies

Start Date: Summer 2023

Hours: 7:40 am - 4:15 pm + some out of school time

Application Deadline: The next application deadline is October 3rd, 2022


This is a 28-month program that prepares aspiring teachers through rigorous coursework in Adolescent Special Education at Hunter College school of Education and a 2-year paid residency as an inclusive learning (special education) teacher at East Harlem Scholars Academies with extensive support and training in culturally responsive pedagogy. Residents will complete the program with a Master’s degree in Adolescent Special Education and initial New York State teaching certification.

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 inclusive learning 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.

Secondary Inclusive Learning Residency

  • 28-month teacher preparation program
  • $45,000/year stipend for 1st year; $50,000/year stipend for 2nd year + health insurance
  • Subsidized master’s degree and certification in Adolescent Special Education from Hunter College
  • Co-teach a 6th-12th 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 Saturdays) 
    • Complete all requirements for initial teaching certification
  • Receive Coaching and Cohort-based Learning Opportunities
    • Conduct structured observations of and co-teach with highly effective teachers in Scholars Academies
    • Receive weekly coaching tailored to your needs as a classroom teacher
    • Receive cohort-based professional development
    • Engage in ongoing reflection exercises linking theory learned in graduate coursework to actions practiced in the classroom 
  • 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 secondary 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 2023
  • Preferred minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (preferred, see below)
    • 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
  • A liberal arts or sciences major (or interdisciplinary concentration) of at least 30 credits (degree in Math or ELA highly preferred) 
  • 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 taken more than 18 college credits in special education
  • Experience working with students 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:

  • $45,000 stipend for 1st year; $50,000 stipend for 2nd year 
  • Financial support for housing 
  • Health insurance
  • $5,000/year towards Masters’ Degree in Adolescent Special Education
  • 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

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