Teach Special Education with NYC Teaching Fellows

Job Description


Join a network of over 9,000 educators committed to creating a better future for the New York City students that need them most.

What is The NYC Teaching Fellows Program?

The NYC Teaching Fellows is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for NYC students. This means our teachers go where they’re needed the most – they teach in low- income communities; at schools with high populations of students with disabilities or English language learners; in the Bronx; and at renewal schools where too many children have fallen behind. We know that when there are strong leaders are in the classroom, all students – no matter their circumstances – have the opportunity to achieve and succeed.

Fellows who successfully complete our rigorous training program become full-time teachers within a few months of enrolling. They participate in an innovative, practice-based summer training program and then earn a subsidized master's degree in education while teaching in a New York City public school. Fellows train to teach in subject areas including math, science, English as a New Language, special education, bilingual education, and English Language Arts.

Why Become a NYC Teaching Fellow?

There are over 1 million public school students in New York City. 80% are from low-income communities, 11% are English Language Learners, and more than 17% are students with disabilities. These students need strong educational leaders that hold high expectations and are passionate about making a difference.

2000 Fellow, Binh Thai, says it best: “As Fellows, our presence has fundamentally altered the very fabric of urban education. We are doctors, lawyers, scientists, athletes, and war heroes, among others – who give our students the benefit of our experiences, our failures, our victories, and ultimately, our resilience. To know that the measure of success can’t always be counted in the number of books read, but by so many other intangibles, we are tasked with nothing less than the most urgent of all callings: to carry out the promise of equal access and opportunity for all."



Job Requirements

Who We Look For


There is no one profile of an ideal candidate. You may have built a successful career in business or engineering and now wish to give back as a teacher. You could be a high-achieving recent graduate who majored in economics who now wants to share your passion for these subjects with NYC students. Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there. We look for candidates who:

  • Believe in social justice. You want to address and rectify the inequalities plaguing students’ communities.
  • Crave feedback. You strive to be the best you can be at any challenge you undertake.
  • Understand the power of practice. You work deliberately to perfect new techniques.
  • Think on your feet. You can quickly devise solutions to unexpected challenges.
  • Want to work hard and have fun. You bring passion and joy to your work, inspiring achievement and a real love of learning.

No prior teaching experience or education coursework is necessary.

How to Apply

Apply online before our upcoming application deadline at nycteachingfellows.org/becomeafellow.

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