Teacher Opportunity Corps


The Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC) program is funded by the New York State Education Department and is designed to increase the number of New York State teachers from underrepresented backgrounds.  While completing their Teachers College teacher education program, TC TOC students also complete a 10-month internship in a New York City school, attend seminars with renowned TC faculty, and participate in workspaces with their fellow interns.  TC TOC students gain a variety of benefits, including tuition points, a generous travel stipend, access to exclusive professional development opportunities, and one of the most supportive peer networks at Teachers College!

Our Program

A TOC 2 student works with young students in an elementary school setting

The TOC II Experience

TOC II members engage in the following experiences during their TOC commitment at Teachers College:

  • A 10-month internship in one of our partnership schools
  • Seminars with TOC faculty members
  • Workspaces for peer support, community, and targeted professional development opportunities

Learn More Apply Now!


Marcelle Mentor
Lecturer, Teaching of English

In Dr. Marcelle Mentor's seminars,  TOC II interns will engage with anti-racist teaching and pedagogy, explore culturally sustaining teaching and learning, and examine how we navigate our teaching selves in the world we live in, while simultaneously placing our world in its socio-historical context.

Dr. Limarys Caraballo
Associate Professor, English Education Program

In Dr. Limarys Caraballo's seminars, TOC interns will engage with culturally responsive and sustaining frameworks that are centered in youth's voices and experiences. Adopting a collaborative approach, we will explore how youth research can disrupt deeply entrenched hierarchies of knowledge and power in schools and communities. We will reflect on some youth-created artifacts and consider the ways in which intergenerational inquiry with young people can transform our own stances toward curriculum and pedagogy.

Questions about the TOC II Program?

Please contact us at toc2@tc.edu or 212-678-8219.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Back to skip to quick links