Teacher Opportunity Corps
About the Program
The Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Program is a cohort program open to both pre-service and in-service teachers. This New York State Education Department grant provides financial and academic support to eligible ethnically diverse students who intend to teach in urban, high-needs, public schools.
You may be eligible for the TOC Program if:
- You do not yet hold a New York State Permanent or Professional Certificate,
- You expect to be admitted (or have already been accepted) into a targeted Masters' Degree program at Teachers College, Columbia University,
- You are African American, Latino(a), Native American or Alaskan-Native, and
- You are a New York State resident and/or a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Components of Award:
- TOC stipend of $500 per semester,
- Free books on urban education,
- Reimbursements for two teacher certification exams.
- The TOC Program aims to provide students with the most current research and resources on teaching students in high-needs urban schools,
- To provide support during both pre-service preparation and induction into the teaching profession.
- Participation in a specially developed TOC cohort seminar which draws upon Teachers College faculty, educators and education policymakers from New York City,
- Additional college-wide assistance including Teachers College general scholarships, minority group scholarships, low-interest loans, work-study opportunities and a tuition deferment plan is available to full and part time students through TC.
For more information on the TOC Program contact:
Julia Yu, Associate Director - School-based Support Services
525 W. 120th Street, Box 97
New York, NY 10027